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?
The latest resource list on articles and reports describing unsafe and illegal working conditions in global supply chains producing consumer goods for the world economy. There are the usual tales of exploitation and woe, but also some about hard-fought victories for supply chain workers over the past several months.
Don Blankenship’s Senate run is a heartbreaking ordeal for families of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster; California Supreme Court ruling will make it much harder to misclassify workers as independent contractors; farmworker families struggle with respiratory health problems; and workers around the world take to the streets for May Day.
Investigation finds serious worker safety problems and under-reporting of injuries at Tesla; advocates fight for stronger laws to protect waste collection workers; farm workers take to the streets to protest Trump’s immigration policies; and JetBlue flight attendants vote to unionize.
A new law in West Virginia spurs comment on wealth disparity in the U.S.
The latest resource list on articles and reports describing unsafe and illegal working conditions in global supply chains producing consumer goods for the world economy. In addition to the usual tales of exploitation and woe, there have been victories for supply chain workers over the past several months.
Striking West Virginia educators are inspiring teachers across the country; U.S. appeals court rules that bias laws also prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people; Austin extends its new paid sick leave rule to city temp workers; and congressional Democrats introduce legislation to protect workers’ tips.
A 2014 study on teen worker safety introduced me to the term “occupational health literacy.” It’s a concept that deserves attention.
A new study finds that a $1 increase in the minimum wage translates to a six-hour reduction in absenteeism per worker per year. Better wages mean better health.