Workers at Maid-Rite Specialty Foods turned to OSHA to correct what they saw as dangerous workplace conditions. What happened next reflects what critics see as OSHA’s business-friendly approach to the virus that has ravaged many workplaces.
The plastics industry has presented itself as a constructive force in battling plastic pollution, while blaming the problem on messy consumers and weak disposal and recycling programs. Whatever the weight of that argument, it falls apart when it comes to tiny plastic pellets, which have escaped into waterways by the countless billions as a result of failures by industry, not consumers.
Spurred by stories that diabetics are spending thousands of dollars a year on insulin, or even dying trying to ration it, lawmakers in at least 36 states are trying to tackle the issue. But the lawmakers are finding that the drug industry is working full-time to weaken or kill insulin price caps.
Covid-19 sent Sylvia LeRoy, a pregnant nurse working at a Brooklyn hospital in the earliest days of the pandemic, into a tailspin that left her barely responsive in a brain recovery center in Pennsylvania. The coronavirus hit the 35-year-old
Tipped service workers have often been left out of the nationwide push to raise the minimum wage. But as the pandemic rearranges business models, advocates see potential for long-awaited change.