As Americans from coast-to-coast prepare for Thanksgiving, worker advocates are calling on CEOs of America’s largest poultry companies to raise wages, improve safety conditions and guarantee fair treatment for workers who help feed millions of American families.
On Thursday, November 19th, three advocacy organizations – Interfaith Worker Justice, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) and the Western North Carolina Workers Center – released copies of letters to:
First Increase Since 1990 Will Catch up to Inflation
Got any milk lately? These days, a gallon will set you back about $3.89, or 40 percent higher than it was 25 years ago. Other common consumer goods – a postage stamp, a gallon of gas, a dozen eggs – have seen even steeper price increases, nearly or more than doubling in cost since 1990.
No time for budget cuts or limits on safety rules, says National COSH. 2014 was the deadliest year for American workers since 2008, according to figures released on September 18 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U.S. Congress is attacking the safety of American workers – and workers are fighting back.
Budget bills approved earlier this year by the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees would severely cut funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA).
On Thursday, June 25, forty groups around the country delivered 25,000 petition signatures calling on Hyundai to support good jobs throughout its supply chain. Altogether, about 25 national, state and local organizations — unions, the faith community, community groups, health and safety advocates (COSH groups), student groups and others — participated in the delegations to support workers who are organizing to form their union with the United Auto Workers (UAW).