Federal Contract Workers Need the Protection of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

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By Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute Last week, Senator Warren, joined by her colleagues Senator Murray and Senator Sanders, asked Attorney General Sessions to open a criminal investigation into the deaths and serious injuries of workers employed by VT Halter Marine, Inc., a...
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President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts: Hurting NOAA Hurts America

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By Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Union of Concerned Scientists Here’s a simple recipe for angering millions of Americans: take away something they heavily depend on. News reports this weekend indicate that the Trump administration is proposing to do just that by making deep cuts to the National...
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Congressional Republicans Work to Repeal Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order

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By Robert Hiltonsmith, Demos Do you think companies should be required to pay their employees at least the minimum wage? Comply with workplace safety regulations? Pay employees for every hour they work? It would seem ridiculous for anyone to answer “no” to these questions. Yet Congressional...
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FERC Should Remove Barriers to DER & Storage in Markets

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By Jennifer Chen, Natural Resources Defense Council The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)—the agency tasked by Congress to remove barriers to competition in the wholesale electricity markets—has proposed a rule seeking to remove several such obstacles to electric storage and...
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