Time for the Middle Class to Get a Raise!

Comment are off
By Michelle McIntyre, Public Citizen In the last year of the Obama administration many important worker protections are finally emerging – a stronger health standard for exposure to silica dust that will prevent more than 600 deaths from an agonizing disease, a fiduciary rule that makes...
Continue Reading

Reflections on Workers’ Memorial Day

Comment are off
By Matt Shudtz, Center for Progressive Reform Today, a lot of numbers will be thrown around – the staggering number of workers who died gruesome deaths on the job last year, the paltry fines that employers responsible for those deaths paid, the months and years we’ve waited for Congress...
Continue Reading

Make Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces a Reality

Comment are off
By SEIU April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day, a worldwide day of remembrance for workers killed, disabled or injured by their work. In addition to honoring and remembering those who have suffered, the day is also dedicated to highlighting the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and to...
Continue Reading

The “Organic” Process Behind the Label

Comment are off
By Cameron Harsh, Center for Food Safety You may know that foods carrying the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Organic label are produced in a way that works with natural systems, promotes land and animal health, and protects natural resources. What you may not know is...
Continue Reading

Examining the Price of Inaction on Workers’ Memorial Day

Comment are off
By Emily Gardner, Public Citizen Each year on April 28, our nation pauses to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day.  We take time to remember the workers who lost their lives, as well as those who suffer from a debilitating workplace injury or illness. An estimated 12 people in the U.S. die...
Continue Reading

CPR’s Mintz Outlines Flaws of House Bill That Would Undercut SEPs

Comment are off
By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholar Joel Mintz submitted written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law ahead of its hearing this morning on yet another...
Continue Reading

Workers Memorial Day: Fighting for the Living

Comment are off
By Olivia Sandbothe, AFSCME We go to work every day to make a living — but all too often, the workplace takes lives instead. Today is Workers Memorial Day, a time to reflect on the working women and men who were killed or injured on the job. Thanks to the...
Continue Reading

Could the National Flood Insurance Program Be Harming Endangered Species?

Comment are off
By Jonathon Loos, American Rivers Big progress was made this month for salmon and floodplains in Oregon. On April 14, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its findings on the impact of the National Flood Insurance Program on endangered fish and their habitat in Oregon...
Continue Reading

Mourn for the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

Comment are off
By Rebecca Reindel, AFL-CIO Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day we come together to remember working people who died and suffered on the job because of hazardous working conditions. In 2014, 4,821 people died on the job, millions more suffered serious injuries from their work, and thousands...
Continue Reading