Five Things You Should Know About EPA’s Proposed Giant Step Backward on the Safety of Chemical Facilities

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists As one of his first acts in office, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt decided to put on hold the implementation of new regulations to improve the safety of chemical facilities around the country. Those regulations, finalized in 2017, called for...
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How Two Court Decisions Could Mean Gig Is Up for Many Companies That Call Their Workers Independent Contractors

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By Rebecca Smith, National Employment Law Project In the past two weeks, two separate court decisions have presented two pathways for states to establish labor standards and a voice at work for workers classified by their employers as “independent contractors.” First, the CA Supreme Court...
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On Consumer Lobby Day, Public Citizen Partners With Citizen Advocates to Press Congress for Consumer Protections

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By Caroline Ristaino, Public Citizen Last week on May 9, more than 110 consumer advocates from 36 states around the nation gathered on Capitol Hill for the second annual Consumer Lobby Day coordinated by Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America, Americans for Financial Reform, Consumer...
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