From the Frontlines

Harwood’s Last Gasp? OSHA Announces Cruel and Bizarre Grant Round

From Confined Spaces:

by Jordan Barab

OSHA released a grant announcement last week for its Susan Harwood Worker Training Grants. No, the Trump administration did not wake up and suddenly realize how important job safety and health training is to high risk and vulnerable workers.  These grants are funded by FY 2017 money which has already been appropriated and must be spent. Trump’s ...

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Immigrant rights group say Milwaukee caves in to pressure

From the Wisconsin Gazette.

by The AP

Immigrant rights groups are accusing Milwaukee leaders of caving in to pressure from the Trump administration and quietly expanding cooperation with immigration officials.

One group, Voces de la Frontera, says Milwaukee officials are weakening safeguards for immigrants by making it easier for the Milwaukee Police Department to work with federal immigration agents.

The group also warns the changes could lead to racial profiling.

Jeff Flem...

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LA City Council passes justice fund for those facing deportation proceedings


by Steve Angeles

LOS ANGELES - The City Council approved a measure that would pave the way for a Justice Fund to help those in deportation proceedings.

The City Council passed the Los Angeles Justice Fund in an 11-to-1 vote. The vote now puts into motion a fund that will be used to help give legal representation to low income undocumented immigrant facing deportation proceedings.

The city’s vot...

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How Chicago's Police Union Contract Ensures Abuses Remain In The Shadows

From In These Times:

by Adeshina Emmanuel

IN APRIL, CHICAGO POLICE VOTED IN A FIERY NEW UNION PRESIDENT, Kevin Graham, who has vowed to fight the attacks of the “anti-police media.” Graham wasted no time in making his agenda clear. “We look forward to immediately preparing for the upcoming contract negotiations, fighting the anti-police movement in the city, and obtaining fair due process and discipline fo...

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