Despite a post-recession construction boom in the southern U.S., a survey of 1,435 construction workers describe low wages, sparse benefits, and no potable water on sweltering summer days.
The temperature yesterday in Austin, TX was 97 and the heat index was 104. My USPS mail carrier was feeling the heat in more ways than one.
A Massachusetts farmworker and California postal worker collapsed while working and died; Manhattan McDonald's workers and Chicago Dunkin' Donuts workers walked off the job to protest excessive heat. The Senate confirms Obama's nominees for Secretary of Labor and EPA Administrator, while advocates call on those two agencies to do more to protect healthcare workers and farmworkers.
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