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June 5, Washington DC: Delegates from the Nat'l Conference on Worker Safety & Health, joined by union members & safety advocates, delivered 100s of signatures to the Chamber of Commerce, telling them to stop blocking OSHA's new life-saving silica rule.
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is dedicated to promoting safe and healthy working conditions for all working people through organizing and advocacy. Our belief that almost all work-related deaths and serious injuries and illnesses are preventable motivates us to encourage workers to take action to protect their safety and health, promote protection from retaliation under job safety laws, and provide quality information and training about hazards on the job and workers’ rights.
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The U.S. Congress is attacking the safety of American workers – and workers are fighting back. Budget bills approved earlier this year by the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees would severely cut funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA).
On Thursday, June 25, forty groups around the country delivered 25,000 petition signatures calling on Hyundai to support good jobs throughout its supply chain. Altogether, about 25 national, state and local organizations — unions, the faith community, community groups, health and safety advocates (COSH groups), student groups and others — participated in the delegations to support workers who are organizing to form their union with the United Auto Workers (UAW).
The fast-growing recycling industry can help reduce greenhouse gases and cut back on harmful landfills – but a new report shows 17 deaths of recycling workers between 2011 and 2013, and a high rate of injury on the job.