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Big Business doesn't like new wage and hour protections for domestic workers. We aren't surprised.

Wait – Big Business doesn’t like domestic workers’ new wage and hour protections? Color us surprised! Not.

As expected, the Obama administration’s move to extend minimum wage and overtime pay to nearly 2 million in-home health aides is facing a backlash from businesses, the Hill’s Ben Goad reports.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urges regulatory czar to 'revisit' proposed Poultry Rule

Chicken Hanging Line Photo by Earl DotterIn the wake of a government audit released last week finding that the USDA’s data supporting its proposed Poultry Rule was “incomplete and antiquated,” Sen.

On 12th anniversary of September 11 attacks, more than 1,100 reported cases of cancer among responders and survivors

WTC respondersIt has been 12 years since nearly 3,000 Americans died at terrorist hand and since our country saw incredible examples of brave people stepping up to mend the country.

In addition to the trained first responders, countless volunteers, eager to lend a hand, descended upon New York City and Washington, D.C., to rescue fellow Americans and remove debris.

Bangladesh labor activist Kalpona Akter to deliver keynote address at upcoming conference

In case you needed another reason to get excited about our upcoming National Worker Safety and Health Conference (you know, besides innovative, interactive workshops and strategy planning sessions), here you go:

Further evidence indicates that USDA should withdraw proposed Poultry Rule

Photo by www.EarlDotter.comNational COSH this week joins the Southern Poverty Law Center and other worker and civil rights groups in petitioning OSHA and the USDA to improve worker safety in poultry and meatpacking plants across the country.

A roundup of stories about the newly released silica rule

At long last, the U.S. Department of Labor has released its proposed silica rule, which would protect workers from excessive exposure to silica dust on the job. (Were you on vacation when it happened, too? Catch up with our press release.)

Press Release: Proposed Silica Rule Will Protect Thousands of Nation’s Most Vulnerable Workers

Proposed Silica Rule Will Protect Thousands of Nation’s Most Vulnerable Workers