Occupational Health News Roundup

A reporter goes undercover to expose the conditions facing temp workers; West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin comes out against Trump's MSHA pick; carpenters union confronts Industrial Commission of Arizona on leniency toward violators; and a Philadelphia union joins an opioid lawsuit against drug companies.

By | 2018-01-22T20:29:30+00:00 September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Latest data on working conditions in global supply chains, September 2017 edition

Public interest continues to grow for accurate information on the working conditions faced by the 450 million workers in global supply chains. The last quarter’s reports, through September 2017, include information on workplace health and safety, discrimination and sexual harassment of women workers, and corporate non-compliance with even basic labor laws in the electronics, apparel, and food industries.

By | 2018-01-16T14:12:23+00:00 September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Doctors, public health workers, patient advocates — even insurers — oppose latest ACA repeal

Senate Republicans are again trying to ram through an Affordable Care Act replacement that threatens the health and well-being of millions of Americans. It’s shameful. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s look at what people who actually work in health care are saying about the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill.

By | 2018-01-16T09:26:32+00:00 September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

CHIP provides health insurance to nearly 9 million kids. Its funding expires on Sept. 30.

Earlier this week, members of the Senate Finance Committee announced an agreement to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The announcement had been anxiously awaited by families and advocates across the nation, as the program’s federal funding expires in about two weeks. The agreement is good news, but coverage for CHIP’s 8.9 million children isn’t safe just yet.

By | 2017-09-15T18:15:51+00:00 September 15th, 2017|3 Comments