Introduction of a new TSCA reform bill is expected some time this spring. In the meantime, The Pump Handle takes a look at what's at stake in TSCA reform and why the outcome matters to those who care about protecting and improving occupational and public health.
Advocates of a single payer state health insurance system will need to acknowledge and embrace two truths: it will eliminate private health insurers and it will be a tax.
After having delivered prime-time telecasts from the Olympic Games since 1988, NBC’s Bob Costas had to step aside due to a pink eye infection. For millions of US workers, missing work due to illness can mean losing pay or even being fired -- which makes it hard for them to stay home and spare their co-workers from disease exposure. Several states are considering legislation to assure workers can earn paid sick leave.