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The Toll of Neglect
The 2018 edition of the Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report shows how too many workers remain at serious risk of workplace injury, illness and death.
The number of workers ages 55 or older killed on the job in 2016, which represents 36% of all worker fatalities.
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Lawmakers want to privatize Veterans Affairs facilities and risk the specialized care our veterans deserve. Tell your senator to protect VA hospitals, and the care of our veterans, from corporate interests.
Accelerating the line speed in meatpacking and processing plants will compromise food safety and cause more serious, disabling injuries for workers. Tell the USDA to reconsider its proposal to speed up pork production lines.
Call your representative now and urge them to sign on to a letter in support of labor protections and the freedom to organize in the new North American Free Trade Agreement.
June 18, 2018
On Tuesday, Washington, D.C., voters will have an opportunity to vote on Initiative 77, sponsored by the Restaurant Opportunities Center, and supported by a wide array of progressive and labor organizations. The opposition to the increase is led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA). With a lot of misinformation being thrown about by wealthy anti-worker organizations, here is what you need to know about the initiative, that would eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers and give many working families a much-needed raise.
June 15, 2018
AFL-CIO and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) issued a joint statement today on trade and multilateralism:
June 15, 2018
There is no instruction manual for actually becoming a parent, but we know a thing or two about the kinds of things that dads are into. With Father’s Day coming up fast, Labor 411 has a few suggestions for your Dad Essentials Kit.