remember fallen workers
an average day, 152 people lose their lives as a result of workplace
injuries and diseases, and another 11,780
are injured, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unions of the
AFL-CIO remember these workers on April 28 — Workers Memorial Day.
movement wants path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
has been debating over the last six months how to respond to a flood
of illegal immigration. It estimated that there are 11.5 to 12 million
illegal immigrants in the United States, a number that's growing by
more than half a million a year. About 7.2 million of them are employed,
accounting for nearly 5 percent of the U.S. civilian workforce.
AFL-CIO’s proposed Workers Memorial hits bureaucratic roadblock
Williams, chair of the committee, and committee member Marilyn Terhaar
met March 14 with the Department of Administrative Services and
the state architect to review the labor federation's request for
putting a Memorial of the Fallen Worker on the Capitol grounds —
preferably on the west side near the Circle of Flags.
Hecker prepares to leave LERC after 25 years
For 25 years, University of Oregon associate professor Steven Hecker
has worked with unions, employers and government agencies to combat
workplace health hazards. In August, he’s leaving U of O’s
Labor Education and Research Center. Two weeks before Workers Memorial
Day, Hecker talked with Northwest Labor Press associate editor Don
McIntosh about what has happened to worker safety and health.
Guide To OR-OSHA
Part of utilizing
the Oregon-Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OR-OSHA)
properly is being able to understand the system.
regular column by Tim Nesbitt
hearts and minds for immigration reform
hearts and minds" can sound like a noble goal in politics. But
hearts and minds is a more common tactic, as we're seeing now in
the struggle over immigration reform.