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The Toll of Neglect
The 2017 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.
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Medicare Is vitally important for millions of people, but extreme Republicans in Congress are pushing to privatize and undermine Medicare benefits.
April 28, 2017
Today, on Workers Memorial Day, people all over the world remember workers who were killed, injured or made sick by their jobs. It's also a day we commit to fighting for safer working conditions. Most importantly, it is the day we remind ourselves that safe jobs are every worker’s right.
April 27, 2017
Public opposition to Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been overwhelming. Americans have flocked to town halls across the country to speak out against the plans. Poll after poll shows that Americans don't want their health care taken away by Republicans who know that their own legislation is so bad that they are trying to exempt themselves from it. They claim they have a new plan, but the new one is even worse than the old plan.
April 26, 2017
This year is the 26th year the AFL-CIO has published a report on the state of safety and health in the workplace, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, which compiled 2015 injury and fatality data from BLS and FY 2016 enforcement data from OSHA. In 2015, 150 workers died each day from hazardous working conditions. Here are some of the findings from the report: