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News From: Workplace safety

by AFL-CIO | on Dec 17, 2020

Job Fatalities Rise Under Trump

Too many of America’s workers are being killed on the job and face dangerous working conditions. The latest data from the U.S.  Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal...

by Brian Young | on Sep 29, 2020

House Bill Would Ban Asbestos After Trump Deregulated It

Although the health dangers of asbestos have been known for years, it is still legal to import and use the dangerous substance in the United States. However, a bill in Congress would change that and...

by Guest Post | on Jun 25, 2020

IBEW Member Leads Michigan's COVID-19 Safety Program

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. Sean Egan, a member of Muskegon, Mich., Local 275, has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety.

by Brian Young | on Jan 06, 2020

Columbia CEO to Starving Workers: Invest in Your 401(K)

Columbia Sportswear employees are fed up. The clothing giant is facing a union drive from their warehouse workers in North Portland and it’s all thanks to a splinter that a worker received on...

by Daniel Hinton | on May 01, 2019

Deadliest Jobs in America

Fishing, logging, oil and coal mining, truckers, pilots, farmers, and landscapers. By all means, keep reading. Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28) appropriately fell on a Sunday this year. All...

by Guest Post | on Apr 25, 2019

The Dirty Dozen of Bad Employers

This post was written by the National COSH. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) announced today “The Dirty Dozen” employers of 2019, highlighting...

by Guest Post | on Oct 08, 2018

The Deadly Effects of Right to Work

It’s well documented that right-to-work laws lower pay and benefits. What they also do, according to a new study, is increase the chance of dying on the job.

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 07, 2018

Trump Changes Law to Allow Use of Russian Asbestos

Every year tens of thousands of American’s die from asbestos related diseases. The asbestos was used in building materials for decades before it was banned in most countries for causing...

by Brian Young | on Jul 30, 2018

Trump Permitting Workplace Accident Coverups

Late Friday, Trump continued his war against regulations at the Labor Department and OSHA. This time, he made it easier for big companies to hide accidents and injuries that happen on the job.

by Guest Post | on Feb 23, 2018

NYSUT: Arming teachers won’t make schools safer

New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta, after receiving impassioned phone calls, e-mails and social media posts from educators across the state, today reiterated the union’s...

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