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- Occupational Health News Roundup January 18, 2017The New York Times interviews current, former workers at restaurants run by Trump's labor secretary nominee; Kentucky lawmakers move to weaken unions; Maryland county votes to raise the minimum wage to $15; and Houston's new police chief calls for better mental health services for police officers.
- “Refinery Town” points the way forward to protect communities and defend rights January 16, 2017A just published book – Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an America City – describes how a decade of local organizing and year-round campaigning has resulted in impressive local victories in a Black, white and Asian town dominated by Chevron corporation. Richmond, California, has set an example and registered successes by local left win […]
- More voices against ACA repeal: Republican governors and The 27 Percent January 16, 2017As Congressional Republicans continue taking steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act without providing a detailed, workable plan to replace it, more people are speaking out against ACA repeal.
- A union’s persistence results in new OSHA rule for workers exposed to beryllium January 12, 2017For four decades the United Steelworkers had their sight focused on an OSHA rule to protect workers who are exposed to beryllium. The metal can cause a horrible respiratory illness and is a carcinogen. Last week, the union's persistence paid off.
- Trump in talks with anti-vaxxer to chair commission on vaccine safety. Seriously. January 10, 2017Because taking health insurance away from millions of Americans isn’t bad enough, President-elect Trump has reportedly asked an outspoken critic of vaccines — a man who supported the thoroughly debunked notion that vaccines are linked to autism — to lead a commission on vaccine safety.
- The growing opposition to ACA “repeal and delay” January 9, 2017As the costs -- in terms of insurance, jobs, and tax revenue -- of the Republican "repeal and delay" plan for the ACA become clearer, public support for that option is at just 20%.
- Occupational Health News Roundup January 4, 2017Workers suffering the 'lethal legacy' of a General Electric plant in Canada fight for compensation; OSHA looks into an Arizona commission that routinely reduces penalties for safety violations; advocates ponder the future of OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program; and millions of workers get a raise in the new year.
- Libby asbestos disaster far from over, millions have no clue of the danger (rerun) January 3, 2017While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from April 2016: Reporter Andrew Schneider has written a sequel to his 2004 book "An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana Uncovered a National Scandal." The new book covers the unsuccessful criminal trial […]
- Study: Higher gun ownership rates up the risk of a woman being murdered (rerun) January 2, 2017While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from January 2016: : In the midst of another national debate over gun safety regulations, some argue that higher rates of gun ownership will protect people from dangerous strangers with deadly intentions. Physician and public health resea […]
- In the fight for a rest break, Dallas construction workers find their voice: ‘This is not the end, but a stepping stone to something bigger’ (rerun) December 30, 2016While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from May 2016: Last summer, 25-year-old Roendy Granillo died of heat stroke while he installed flooring in a house in Melissa, Texas, just north of Dallas. His tragic and entirely preventable death marked a turning point in advocacy effor […]
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