Working families in the U.S. are facing a new set of threats from right-wing corporate interests that are more harmful than anything we have seen in generations. A key part of this very deliberate strategy is the weakening of unions through the passage of so-called Right to Work laws. These laws limit the ability of… [Read More]
OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration are in line for slightly deeper cuts in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s funding bill released July 12. NIOSH, meanwhile, is slated to receive $125.2 million more than originally proposed.
Pretend you are that most improbable of combinations — a lovable billionaire. In other words, you’re Warren Buffett. The politicians who worship guys like you have another treat in store: They will cut your most recent tax bill by $679,999, making you even wealthier.
The Washington Post reports that Trump’s plan, presented in his budget proposal released May 23, puts forward just $200 billion in infrastructure spending while slashing $206 billion from existing infrastructure programs. That’s a net decrease in infrastructure spending of $6 billion over the next 10 years.
In their first 100 days in power, the Trump administration and the Republican Congress have repealed and blocked worker safety regulations that were years, sometimes decades, in the making.
When I was 33 years old and exhausted from working two jobs, my husband told me that the local electric company was accepting applicants into its lineman apprenticeship program. As a strictly non-cubicle girl who grew up working on the family farm, I was jazzed by the idea of working outdoors and scaling tall power… [Read More]
The Obama-era rule was intended to prevent the government from contracting with businesses responsible for wage theft or workplace safety violations at any point within the last three years.