• Today in Labor History
    Oct. 21, 1933
    In an attempt to raise the price of milk, Wisconsin dairy farmers begin the third major milk strike of the year in the state. During the Great Depression, farmers who produced milk for bottling were able to remain solvent, but those who produced milk for cheese, butter, and other uses were driven into poverty.
    ~ DC Labor

  • Amid a Deadly Pandemic, Trump’s OSHA Puts Companies Ahead of Workers
    Posted On: Oct 15, 2020
    Oct. 14, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY[…] While much of the U.S. economy went into a partial freeze earlier this year, millions of American workers were required to keep toiling amid the peril of the pandemic. As of September 18, according to a tally maintained by the Food and Environment Reporting Network, at least 59,430 food industry workers, mostly in meatpacking but also food processing workers and farmworkers, have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least 254 have died… Given this ongoing epidemic of worker infections and deaths, one would expect the government agency covering workplace safety and health to vigorously expand inspections and enforcement to protect employees at risk across the United States.Wrong… The Progressive
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