Largest Hispanic civil rights group provoked by Obama USDA’s disregard for poultry plant workers

The nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization issued an action alert to its members urging them to tell USDA Secretary Vilsack to withdraw a proposed rule that would allow poultry plant operators to increase assembly line speeds to 175 birds per minute. The majority of employees in poultry processing are Hispanic or other vulnerable workers.

By | 2018-01-14T15:37:54+00:00 May 18th, 2012|2 Comments

Americans say they respect life and the rule of law, but not so much when it involves workers’ lives and safety hazards

The AFL-CIO's annual "Death on the Job" report presents the painful truth that the penalty for employers who violate safety rules that lead to worker fatalities, is woefully inadequate. Our nation's rhetoric about respect for life seems not to apply to working people who face serious hazards on-the-job.

By | 2018-01-14T18:08:42+00:00 May 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

National Police Week honors law enforcement officers who've been killed in the line of duty; OSHA tells Hyatt Hotels that housekeeping workers are at risk of ergonomic injuries; and a fire in a Phiippines clothing factory kills 17.

By | 2012-05-14T17:34:16+00:00 May 14th, 2012|0 Comments