Labor Day

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As we were putting together 2014 edition of The Year in U.S. Occupational Health and Safety, we noticed that a lot of the good news about workers winning better conditions was coming from cities and states.

The Department of Labor’s Labor Day 2011 website features some interesting historical info on this holiday, and an address from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis that focuses on job creation. What I found particularly interesting was an op-ed by Secretary Solis – one of many linked from the site’s News page – published Friday in…

by Elizabeth Grossman “What kind of uproar do you think there would be if CEOs were dying at the same rate as workers, whatever the data?” asked Steve Mitchell UAW Local 974 Health & Safety Representative, just before Labor Day in an online discussion about current U.S. occupational health and safety statistics. As David Michaels,…

Labor Day is a memorial day if your loved one went to work but never came home

Karen Lubanty recounts: “He kissed me goodbye, told me he’d call me at work later. He kissed Jennifer goodbye. That was it, he never came home.” Her husband, Walter Lubanty, was killed in October 2006 while working at a Tilcon NY Inc. plant in Wharton, NJ. He was crushed by 75 tons of steel. The…