In a follow-up to Workers Memorial Day, OSHA will stage the largest occupational safety event ever next month.
Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.
"This legislation would improve patient care by establishing minimum nurse-to-patient ratios."
"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."
Some 65 workers at Oaks Corner have been without a contract for two and a half years, and haven't had a raise in eight years.
A massive fight-back has already begun, and even some long-time Republican legislators are questioning the wisdom of the Walker budget.
"The miniscule number of jobs it would create are far outweighed by the enormous damage that this project creates to our health and in accelerating the climate crisis."
"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."
Philadelphia joins two other cities, San Francisco, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash., and several states, in enacting earned paid sick leave.
The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.