News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 10, 2020

Trump's OSHA: 3k per COVID Death

What is the value of a worker’s life during the COVID-19 crisis? The answer from OSHA seems to be $13,494.

by Brian Young | on Sep 04, 2020

Companies Issue COVID Gag Orders

As companies bring their staff back to work, some big companies are beginning to institute new procedures. In addition to wearing masks, socially distancing, and adding things like plexiglass...

by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2020

Trump's NLRB Bans Bargaining for COVID-19 Safety

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a series of decisions regarding COVID-19. These decisions are the first guidance that the board has given since the pandemic started in March.

by Brian Young | on Aug 19, 2020

NYC Teachers Issue Strike Threat

New York City is the only big school district in the country that is scheduled to reopen in September for in-person classes. While New York has one of the lowest transmission rates in the country,...

by Brian Young | on Aug 14, 2020

Mayors Trying to Bust Police Unions

After months of protests around police brutality, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has released a report attacking police union’s collective bargaining agreements.

by Brian Young | on Aug 06, 2020

NYC School Plan Puts Teachers at Risk

New York City is set to open schools in just a few weeks with some in-person classes. The plan, which was submitted to the Governor’s office for approval, would include a mix of in-person...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 29, 2020

Who are these Stormtroopers?

After weeks of protests against the murder of George Floyd and police brutality, protests had begun to die down. Even in Portland Oregon, protests seemed to be getting smaller by the day. Yet Trump...

by Brian Young | on Jul 28, 2020

AFT Authorizes Teacher Safety Strikes

With COVID-19 cases surging in some areas of the country, Trump and some Governors are demanding that schools reopen for full in-person learning. In places like Florida, the Governor is demanding...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 27, 2020

Trump's School Opening Plan is Deadly

As COVID-19 continues to spike across the country, Trump is continuing to demand that schools reopen for in-person classes in just a few short weeks.

by Brian Young | on Jul 13, 2020

Workers Bodies will be Removed from Hard Rock Hotel

For nine months, the bodies of 63-year-old Jose Ponce Arreola and 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly have been buried in a temporary grave atop the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans....