The agenda for the Immigrant Worker Center’s recent leadership training session in Boston was straight-forward enough — a presentation on the economy and public policy. Then, a woman from El Salvador began to cry.
Another day, another study on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Actually, this time, it’s three more studies.
Eighty percent of large employers have worksite wellness programs to address obesity and physical inactivity. How well do these activities align with the needs of the low income workers in these firms?
Earlier this summer, Boston residents began cashing in new coupons at local auto shops and beauty salons that go the extra mile to reduce dangerous chemical exposures in the workplace.
Need evidence that there’s justice in this world? “I have mad respect for my teachers now,” says Josiah Ramirez, 15, of Boston. Having been trained in worker safety and health so they can teach their classmates, Ramirez and his fellow participants in a Massachusetts teen leadership and advocacy program now know what it’s like to keep teenagers engaged in a classroom.
The American Public Health Association sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain its opposition to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Firefighters struggle with considerable mental health tolls, face high suicide rates; Vermont dairy farm workers report improvements after Milk With Dignity agreement; unions win big wage boost for Disneyland Resort workers; and Vox offers a new tool to search which employers require mandatory arbitration.
OSHA issued citations yesterday to three firms for hazards related to an oil rig explosion that killed five workers. OSHA’s findings tell me that the disaster could have been prevented.
Helping journalists, staffers stealthily collected dust samples from a busy hallway in an urban elementary school in Philadelphia. When sky-high asbestos results came back from the lab, the journalists, both Pulitzer Prize winners, faced an ethical and moral dilemma unlike any other they had encountered in their long careers.