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 ...
by Sonia Singh
Marches by immigrant workers are not an everyday sight in Nashville, Tennessee. But 50 hotel workers and supporters took to the streets June 20 to make visible the conditions facing low-wage workers in this city.
by State House News Service
Attorney General Maura Healey joined worker safety advocates Tuesday to ask lawmakers to update the penalty for companies found responsible for death — a fine that has not changed since before Maine voted...
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From the Milwaukee Courier:
by Ana Martinez-Ortiz
The collective cry of “Si se puedeR...
From The Toledo Blade:
by Tom Troy
A group of about 45 people gathered at a Toledo Unitarian Church Friday to hear speakers urge defeat of the Republican-backed American Healt...
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.
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From the Star-Tribune:
by Emma Nelson
Minneapolis became one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage Friday in a move meant to set an examp...
by Charles Davis
It costs about $10 million a year — less than the price of securing Trump Tower for six months — and it’s “one of the most effective ways" to re...
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...
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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From CBS MoneyWatch:
Tyson Foods is relying on video cameras to audit its operations, which it says isn't in response to previous "gotcha" moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a steward for millions of chickens.
The Springfield, Arkans...
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by Melissa R. Sipin
One family, two mail order brides
When I first met my beloved stepmother, it was on a computer screen. Her tinged-brown face was shrouded by the limelight’s glow. We s...