I’ve often thought of journalist Ken Ward, Jr. as a genius. Now it is official.
Poultry workers at Sanderson Farms in Bryan, Texas want better working conditions, including access to the bathroom when their bladders and bowels demand it.
MSHA head accused of illegal undermining of mine safety rules; Farm Bill provision could create a huge safety loophole for chemical facilities; hourly workers face hard choices in hurricane evacuations; and labor unions see big bump in millennial membership.
A new paper examines the experiences of home care aides with on-the-job slips, trips, and falls. Effectively addressing the hazard might require the aide to cajole a client’s family to change their behavior.
Another day, another study on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, just one of the many public health gains on the table this November.
A new book features 500 photographs by Earl Dotter that capture the dignity, pride and hazards of work.
Focus groups involving non-union casino hotel workers in Las Vegas reveal longevity at their current jobs while also experiencing conditions that negatively affect their health and safety.
Teachers continue their fight for living wages and fair working conditions; new study sheds light on the working environments of miners with black lung disease; more than 200 delivery drivers sue Amazon for unpaid wages; and McDonald’s workers vote to strike next week over sexual harassment.
Senator Harris’s bill to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality has won praise, but several commenters have also noted that much larger steps will also be necessary to fix the conditions that put black women at elevated risk of a range of health problems