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October 23, 2001
Postal workers Joseph Curseen (left) and Thomas Morris Jr, die after inhaling anthrax at the Brentwood mail sorting center in Washington, D.C. Other postal workers are made ill. Letters containing the deadly spores had been addressed to U.S. Senate offices and media outlets. Union Communication Services

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Workers’ Health, Safety, and Pay are Among Casualties of Trump’s War on Regulations
Posted On: Feb 06, 2018
Feb. 6, 2018  | WAR ON WORKERS | Regulations are simply the rules of the game. Congress passes laws, and then federal agencies set the rules for how those laws are followed. Research shows that federal regulations provide an overall net benefit to the economy and that they have a modestly positive or neutral effect on employment… An examination of the regulations recently repealed or rescinded reveals that many of the rules that were eliminated provided important protections to our nation’s workers. President Trump and congressional Republicans have blocked regulations that protect workers’ pay, safety, and rights to organize and join a union. By blocking these rules, the president and Congress are raising the risks for workers while rewarding companies that put their employees’ health, safety, and paychecks at risk. This section lists the casualties of Trump’s war on regulations… Economic Policy Institute
 
 
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