OSHA inspectors found 13 willful violations, with a fine of $70,000 each, including unguarded presses, no guards on machines for cutting I-beams, and pipes and no brakes on overhead cranes.
Corporations officially unveiled loads of pet projects, wish-lists, and regulations they want axed during a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The labor movement says it's corporate arm-twisting of lawmakers on the issue of regulations.
Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.
WASHINGTON — "Our people want to work!" Rep. Betty Sutton of Ohio declared at the 1,000-strong Steelworker Rapid Response Conference here on May 6.
Sixteen workers die every day on the job. It's past time to do something about it.