Post Tagged with: "Worker Memorial Day 2013"

DR. DAVID MICHAELS, the OSHA administrator shown here in a file photo, said on Workers Memorial Day that the agency is starting a new concentration on health and safety hazards facing contract workers.

OSHA Marks Workers Memorial Day By Focus On Contract Workers

WASHINGTON —The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) honored Workers Memorial Day, April 28, by focusing on deaths among one of the most vulnerable groups of employees, contract workers. “Many of those killed and injured are temporary workers who often perform the most dangerous jobs, have limited English proficiency and are not receiving the training and protective measures required,” said […]

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Skewing The Judiciary, Skewering Workers

By now, you’ve probably heard and read something about the Communications Workers’ Democracy Crusade and its goals. One of them is to end the tyranny of the minority in the U.S. Senate, by curbing or eliminating filibusters. The Senate Republicans have used hundreds of filibusters in the last four years to strangle pro-worker legislation – notably the Employee Free Choice […]

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Teamsters In California, Nevada Rack Up Four Wins; Another On The Way?

LOS ANGELES —Teamsters locals in Southern California and in Las Vegas have racked up four organizing wins, garnering a total of approximately 400 new members, in the last few months, and another win may be on the way. The biggest win was in El Cajon, Calif., where Local 683 won a recognition vote by a 144-37 margin among Waste Management, […]

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Minnesota House Extending Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. —Legislation is advancing through the Minnesota House and Senate to extend the right to collective bargaining to thousands of Minnesota wor-kers who work as individual home health care providers and family childcare providers. Proponents say the legislation is needed so these vital services will be provided by qualified individuals who will gain the ability to advocate together […]

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Workers Memorial Day Spotlights Deaths, Injuries On The Job

WASHINGTON —The food on your dining table comes at a particularly high price, and we don’t mean in dollars and cents. We mean in lives. A recent report from the Center for Progressive Reform, citing federal data, says one farm worker dies on the job every day of the year. Hundreds more get injured or ill. ”The hazards of farm […]

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Celebrating Worker Memorial Day

On this year’s Worker Memorial Day, AFSA paused to remember the countless school workers who have lost their lives on the job like Dawn Hochsprung, a school principal who went to work one morning not knowing that day would be her last. She lost her life while protecting the lives of others. No class of worker is immune from the […]

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HOFFA: Mich. GOP Legislators Trying To Ban Paid Sick Leave

DETROIT —Right Wing GOP Michigan state legislators are trying to ban paid sick leave in the state through a backdoor method – telling cities and counties they can’t pass ordinances ordering it. In an op-ed in the Detroit News, Hoffa, a Michigander, adds that “It’s enough to make you sick.” The proposed state law, he said, would bar the cities […]

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