News Releases | April 9, 2020

CDC Guidance Weakens Protections for Essential Workers

New CDC guidance allows employers to require essential workers exposed to COVID-19 to continue to work under certain conditions.

News Releases | March 18, 2020

Workers Call on Congress to Meet Urgent Needs; Families First Coronavirus Response Act a First Step

There are significant flaws in this legislation that must be corrected by Congress immediately.

News Releases | March 12, 2020

Congress Must Pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Our leaders must act for the sake of workers and families, with a swift vote followed by signing into law.

News Releases | January 24, 2020

Two Worker Deaths in January Show Need for Reforms in U.S. Poultry Slaughterhouses

There is an increased likelihood of serious injuries among poultry workers, who are disproportionately people of color and immigrants.

News Releases | December 17, 2019

Report: As Workplace Fatalities Rise, Workplace Safety and Health Enforcement Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

BLS Data Shows Fatalities of African American Workers Rose 16% in 2018—Highest in 20 Years

News Releases | November 20, 2019

Workers Force Labor Department to Abandon Rule Endangering Teen Workers and Patients

But the rest of the DOL’s regulatory agenda is business as usual, to workers’ detriment.

News Releases | May 22, 2019

Report: McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers from Gun Violence, Robberies, Attacks

Our report documents an epidemic of workplace violence at McDonald’s restaurants, compounded by the company’s failure to protect its workers.

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