Community organizations in Massachusetts, Knoxville, Houston and elsewhere issued reports this week to commemorate International Workers' Memorial Day. All of the reports featured the names, faces and stories of victims of work-related fatalities.
The AFL-CIO's "Death on the Job" report shows why U.S. workers deserve much better protections than they are getting.
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.