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Oregon took months to develop guidelines for safe reopening. Now they won’t be enforced, Governor Kate Brown announced.
Oregon OSHA now says employers must protect workers from COVID-19 in all workplaces. Letting them know about it will be the next challenge.
Not a moment too soon, Oregon OSHA’s COVID-19 rule arrives as outbreaks are under way at 76 Oregon workplaces.
Local 555 has put $190,100 into a new political action committee that’s educating union members about their rights and running online ads.
The retired leader of the Oregon State Building Trades Council will oversee Oregon’s not-for-profit workers compensation insurance company.
Since June, the task force has been sharing and promoting best practices, and visiting construction job sites.
Oregon labor has been calling for essential workers who test positive for COVID-19 to be automatically covered by workers’ comp.
A warming planet is increasing the risk of dying from heat, but OSHA has ignored calls to protect workers.
Is it possible for schools to reopen safely? Can online learning replace in-person instruction? We asked Portland teachers union president Elizabeth Thiel.
COVID-19 has killed more workers in a shorter time than any other health emergency in OSHA’s 50-year existence, but the agency has refused to require employers to take any specific action to protect workers.