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Workers' COVID-19 lawsuits won't be quashed by GOP push in Congress

Senate Republicans dropped their insistence that a liability shield be included in a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package, but union advocates worry that the measure could spring back to life next year, harming workers and undercut the Biden administration's plans to control the pandemic.... Read more»

OSHA blamed for going AWOL during COVID-19

Workers complained early on in the pandemic about dangerous work conditions; the lack of response from OSHA is blamed in part for the spread of coronavirus and has now led to several lawsuits brought by workers.... Read more»

Small farms immune to safety investigations, even when a worker dies

In 1976, a few years after OSHA was created, Congress attached a rider to the agency’s budget that exempted farms with 10 or fewer employees from enforcement. It shields farm owners from accountability when their workers die in preventable accidents.... Read more»