Health and Safety

AFGE: President’s Executive Order Can Only Succeed if Workers' Rights Are Preserved

May 6, 2017 
By AFGE President J. David Cox Sr.

Washington, DC -  In response to President Trump's Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:

Chicago Nursing-Home Workers OK Strike

May 4, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - Some 5,000 workers at Chicago-area nursing homes have authorized a strike that would begin May 4-6, SEIU Healthcare Illinois announced Apr. 27.

General Vision Services Watches Over Unions

May 3, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - With the unpredictable nature of today’s healthcare market, it is encouraging to see companies like General Vision Services (GVS) working hard to provide exceptional vision benefits to union workers.

Massachusetts Workplace Deaths Hit 10-Year High

May 3, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - The number of work-related deaths in Massachusetts has more than doubled in the last five years, according to a report released Apr. 28 by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health.

Safety Before Profits

May 2, 2017
By Jerry Cohen 

Vancouver, Canada - B.C. Coalition for Safety Before Profits and its members have launched an online campaign to tell Kinder Morgan to keep its promise to British Columbians to put safety before profits.

Using A ‘Unique Twist’ On The Game Jenga To Underscore Their Points…

May 2, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Williamsville, NY - They came to play a cruel game of Jenga outside U.S. Congressman Chris Collins’ Suburban Buffalo District Office – those concerned with saving and preserving Job Safety and Health, Pre-Existing Conditions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA), Collective Bargaining and Job Training, as well as Updated Silica Standards, Great Lakes Restoration, Endocrine Screening, Lead Protection and Federal Enforcements, to name but a few.

Getting to the Right Diagnosis Starts with the Right Doctor

May 1, 2017  
By Ariana Colozzo

Many patients struggle with misdiagnosis—in fact, a study just released by the Mayo Clinic reported 21 percent of patients received a completely new diagnosis when they got a second opinion, and another 66 percent received an altered diagnosis.

Win Week In Review

April 30, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - [Peg Seminario]: "The future of safety and health for working people in this country I think is uncertain and indeed may be in danger."

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