A Day’s Work: Safety Training for Temp Workers Would Prevent Many Injuries and Deaths

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform Lawrence Daquan “Day” Davis, 21, died tragically on his first day of work at his first job, as a “temp worker” at a Bacardi bottling facility in Jacksonville, Florida. He began his shift within 15 minutes of arriving at the facility, after...
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President Obama Should Do Better Than EPA Standard That Fails to Protect Americans From Harmful Smog Levels

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By John Walke, Natural Resources Defense Council By this Thursday, President Obama has to decide whether to set safe health standards for smog pollution that will safeguard all Americans–or whether he will settle for a weaker, unprotective standard, one that will leave children, the...
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Increased Job Deaths Show Need to Focus on Workplace Safety

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By Teamster Power Why do we need unions? The reasons are many, but a key statistic released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) highlights an often-overlooked one — to monitor workplace safety. Too many people die at the workplace. The Labor Department reported that 4,679...
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Free Press Takes the Fight for the Open Internet to Court

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By Dana Floberg, Free Press On Monday Free Press filed a joint brief in federal court with nearly two-dozen public interest groups, tech companies and consumer advocates in defense of the FCC’s historic Net Neutrality order. We “intervened” in the case, which means we joined the litigation as a...
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