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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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We Need Workplace Protections
Posted On: Apr 26, 2018
April 26, 2018  | HEALTH & SAFETY | When we kiss our loved ones’ goodbye to head to work, we don’t expect tragedy. Saturday is Workers Memorial Day, a time for all of us to remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home because they lost their lives while on the job. It’s also a day to remember that we must keep fighting for safe workplaces and continue to fight short cuts that lawmakers are pursuing as they turn back the clock on health and safety regulations in Congress. Just last year, Congress rolled back rules requiring employers to keep accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses and delayed beryllium and silica dust exposure rules that prevent toxic lung diseases. To make matters worse… Detroit News
 
 
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