To honor America’s workers this Labor Day The Education and Labor Board has put together an interactive map using the toll. It is intended highlight the dangers workers face on the job.
U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman states,
"Each year, thousands of American workers die on the job. Sixteen workers are killed in workplace accidents each day. Ten times that many die of occupational diseases caused by hazardous substances like asbestos. And every 2.5 seconds, a worker is injured in the United States. This grim toll includes construction workers, public safety workers, and workers at chemical facilities and oil refineries. It includes people who spend most of their time working outdoors, as well as people who work inside office buildings, manufacturing plants, and stores. It includes young and old workers. There are simply too many American workers, from all walks of life, who get injured, sick, or killed on the job. On this Labor Day, we should commit ourselves to doing everything we can to improve safety in the workplace." Read full article
The Education and Labor board have been very active in the past few years. Our government and families gaining awareness and momentum. As always the strength in number and facts are what makes change. So keep informed and involved and we we see the transformation and our family members come home!
Just some reads from the Education and Labor Committee:
Text of Employee Free Choice Act
Workers' Rights Under Attack by Bush Administration
Video of Chairman Miller's floor statement on the Fair Minimum Wage Act
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