Workers Memorial Day Highlights Secretary of Labor Scalia’s Failure to Protect Workers During the Coronavirus Crisis

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By Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a day observed around the world to remember those workers killed or injured on the job and to fight for strong safety and health protections for all workers. This fight has never been more critical. The COVID-19...
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Weak Labor Protections Have Put Midwestern Food Processing Workers at Risk for Coronavirus

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By Colin Gordon, Hannah Halbert and Laura Dresser, Economic Policy Institute Earlier this year, our report Race in the Heartland detailed stark and pervasive racial disparities in Midwestern states—tracing these to longstanding patterns of discrimination and segregation in the region, and the...
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I Investigated the Deepwater Horizon Disaster 10 Years Ago. When Will We Learn From Our Mistakes?

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By Sam Sankar, Earthjustice It has been 10 years since BP’s Macondo well blew out on April 20, 2010, claiming 11 lives, creating an underwater volcano of crude oil and destroying not only the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, but also any illusion that the oil industry can be trusted with our nation’s...
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