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Oct. 27, 1904
The New York City subway, the first rapid-transit system in America, opens. More than 100 workers died during the construction of the first 13 miles of tunnels and track.
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Amid a Deadly Pandemic, Trump’s OSHA Puts Companies Ahead of Workers
Updated On: Oct 15, 2020
Oct. 15, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY[…] While much of the U.S. economy went into a partial freeze earlier this year, millions of American workers were required to keep toiling amid the peril of the pandemic. As of September 18, according to a tally maintained by the Food and Environment Reporting Network, at least 59,430 food industry workers, mostly in meatpacking but also food processing workers and farmworkers, have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least 254 have died… Given this ongoing epidemic of worker infections and deaths, one would expect the government agency covering workplace safety and health to vigorously expand inspections and enforcement to protect employees at risk across the United States.Wrong… The Progressive







 
 
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