New House Bill a Game Changer for Protecting Workers from Extreme Heat

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By Katie Tracy, Center for Progressive Reform Asunción Valdivia, a 53-year old father and farmworker at a Giumarra vineyard in California, died after laboring to pick grapes for ten straight hours in 105-degree heat. When he collapsed, his employer told Valdivia’s son, Luis, who was also...
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It’s Time to Regulate Industrial Discharges of PFAS

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By Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group Fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been linked to serious health problems, including cancer, harm to the reproductive system, and harm to the immune system. So you might be surprised to learn that industrial manufacturers can discharge unlimited...
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