In their new book On the Job: The Untold Story of Worker Centers and the New Fight for Wages, Dignity, and Health (New Press, 2021), Celeste Monforton and Jane M. Von Bergen tell the stories of workers who band together and fight for safer and more humane workplaces in which they’re paid for the hours they work.
Colleagues, former students, and advocates are sharing remembrances and tributes to Dr. Eula Bingham, who passed away on Saturday, June 13 at the age of 90.
Hours before the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (HR 1603), the New York Times reported that EPA ignored its scientists’ advice in proposing a new asbestos rule.
For Workers Memorial Day, two important reports capture what’s wrong in U.S. workplaces.
I saw the title of the paper ….Car Wash Workers. Immediately the 1976 R&B hit from the movie soundtrack invaded my brain… Working at the car wash, yeah Well, those cars never seem to stop coming (Work and work) Keep those rags and machines humming (Work and work) My fingers to the bone (Work) Can’t […]
NPR’s Howard Berkes and Benny Becker of Ohio Valley Resource invite us to listen to the voice of seven coal miners—all who have severe lung disease because of their work.
“Paradise” for some Texas poultry workers is being defined as permission to pee when necessary. It’s been achieved, at least for the moment.
A recent poll revealed 80 percent opposition to a Trump administration proposal to allow 16- and 17-year old workers to use power-driven hoisting equipment to move patients in nursing facilities. The risk of injury to patients and to the young workers should be sufficient for the Labor Department to ditch this bad idea.
I just read a super interesting study on efforts to protect public employees in Colorado from developing skin cancer.
After an investigation into the work-related death of their son was bungled by Kentucky OSHA, Pam and Mike Oakley filed a complaint with federal OSHA. They learned that shoddy investigations are not the exception, but the rule. I wonder if there are any lawmakers who care enough to do something about it?