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America’s Workplace Safety Crisis

Terri Gerstein The American Prospect
Today is Worker's Memorial Day. Conditions have improved from the days of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. But not by nearly enough.


SEIU Retires Its Safety and Health Program

Jordan Barab Confined Space
Unfortunately, SEIU is not alone. Last year, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) also dissolved its health and safety department when long-time director Darryl Alexander retired.

Turn Up the Heat on Fairness: American Garment Workers Deserve Better

Marissa Nuncio Truthout
For millions of American workers across the country, the cool air of the fall season promises to bring relief from intense heat on the job. In California, however, the persistent autumn heat wave brings along with it dangerous wildfires and also dangerous working conditions.
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