For Workers Memorial Day, two important reports capture what’s wrong in U.S. workplaces.
Of the more than 300,000 public comments submitted to EPA regarding a proposed undermining of air pollution rules, several criticized the agency for something that’s become a disturbing trend under the Trump administration: Ignoring evidence that demonstrates a need for regulation.
Recent pieces worth reading include articles for Black Maternal Health Week, a look at candidates’ childcare proposals, an interview about social justice and ocean conservation, and more.
It’s Black Maternal Health Week. Actions in Congress and state Medicaid programs can help address the awful racial disparities in maternal mortality, but we also need comprehensive solutions to racism and inequity.
A proposed new inspection system for pork facilities will shift the responsibility for identifying diseased and contaminated carcasses away from USDA inspectors toward pork plant employees, Kimberly Kindy reports in the Washington Post.
Tuesday, April 2 is the last day to comment on the USDA’s cruel and short-sighted proposal to limit access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) benefits.
Last week, Representative Paul Tonko (D-New York) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Scientific Integrity Act in the House and Senate. By codifying safeguards for science at federal agencies, the bill would better position our nation to use science to solve problems from pandemics to climate change.
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 hard-fought victories for supply chain workers over the past several months.
Recent pieces address the Title X gag rule, the debut of Time’s Up Healthcare, Medicaid work requirements, and more.
What connects the opioid crisis, football players’ concussion risks, and climate change? A playbook created by the tobacco industry that relies on denying evidence of harms to public health.