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“Just Saying No” Won’t Stop the Clean Power Plan

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By Elena Saxonhouse, Sierra Club When the US Environmental Protection Agency first proposed its Clean Power Plan to clean up carbon dioxide pollution from power plants, many celebrated the opportunity to fight climate change, minimize other deadly pollutants like soot and smog,...
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The Browning-Ferris NLRB Decision Explained

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By Kenneth Quinnell, AFL-CIO Last week, working people won a significant victory when the National Labor Relations Board issued the Browning-Ferris decision and increased employer accountability for wages and work conditions. As with most rulings issued by government bodies,...
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OSHA Proposes Cutting Worker Exposure to Beryllium by 90 Percent

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By Mark Gruenberg, United Steelworkers It’s only taken 12-1/2 years, but after Steelworker pressure and after management joined the push, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to cut worker exposure to beryllium by 90 percent. Beryllium is a heavy metal whose...
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CPR Submits Comments on Labor Department Guidance for Ensuring Federal Contractors are Complying with Labor Laws

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform Every year, the federal government awards private firms billions of dollars in federal contracts. The contracts are supposed to go to “responsible” companies, but that isn’t always the case. According to the Government...
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NLRB Decision in Browning-Ferris Restores Employer Accountability for Wages and Working Conditions

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute Last week’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board regarding Browning-Ferris Industries of California (BFI) is a big victory for working people and labor advocates. By holding that BFI is a joint employer with the staffing...
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Jurisdictional Waters Under the Clean Water Act

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By Meghan Boian, American Rivers There are several categories of waters that will be covered by the Clean Water Act under the new Clean Water Rule. The streams and wetlands listed are scientifically shown to have a substantial impact on downstream water quality. The basis for...
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GOP Inserts Silica Standard Delay Into Labor Dept. Money Bill

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By Mark Grunberg, United Steelworkers By voice vote, the Republican-run Senate Appropriations Committee last month inserted a 1-year delay in the federal efforts to cut workers’ exposure to silica dust. The move is in the money bill for the Labor Department for the year starting...
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Ignored Facts, Distorted Law and Today’s WOTUS Injuction

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By Dave Owen, Center for Progressive Reform Earlier today, a federal district court judge in North Dakota enjoined implementation of the new Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the United States rule).  And if ever there was a judicial opinion begging for prompt...
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Clean Water Rule Litigation Update: Let’s All Just Take a Breath

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By Jon Devine, Natural Resources Defense Council If you’re following the legal fallout from the Obama Administration’s finalization of its initiative to protect critical streams and wetlands – called the Clean Water Rule – you were probably on the lookout...
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Victory for Home Care Workers Bodes Well for Overtime Rule

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute After the Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations last year requiring third-party providers of home care services to pay the minimum wage and overtime to their employees, various employer groups filed suit in federal court in an...
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