No Job and No Paycheck After Harvey and Irma

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, thousands of Texans and Floridians are out of work, some indefinitely. Without knowing when their employers might reopen for business (if at all) , many are uncertain how they’re going to afford their...
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Self-Driving Vehicle Policy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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By Josh Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Automakers and their advocates have been busy in the halls of Congress and Department of Transportation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will make it easier for self-driving cars to hit the road, the Department of...
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Forced Arbitration and Work: What You’re Signing Away in the Fine Print

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By the National Employment Law Project What if your employer could short you on overtime pay, steal your wages, or discriminate against you without fear of repercussions? If you signed a forced arbitration provision when you got your job, they probably can. More and more, companies are forcing...
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OSHA’s Claims About Hiding Information on Worker Deaths Fall Flat

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By Rebecca Reindel, AFL-CIO Since January, government agencies under the Donald Trump administration have taken steps to hide information from the public–information that was previously posted and information that the public has a right to know. But a recent move is especially personal....
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FDA Approvals: On a Fast-Track to Disaster

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By Caila Brander, National Women’s Health Network Most of us want to be confident when we start a newly prescribed treatment that the medication we take will improve the ailment we seek to treat. We believe that our drugs have been tested and proven effective. We assume that the U.S.......
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The Chamber’s Small Business Sham

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By Grace Aylmer, Public Citizen This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Small Business Summitin Washington, DC. The stated purpose of the three day event is to provide small businesses with tools and strategies “to successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business...
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