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The HEROES Act has been sitting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk for months, but now he wants to ram through a Supreme Court nomination. Tell your senators we need COVID-19 relief, not a Supreme Court power grab.

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Recent News

Decreased Workplace Safety

Amid a pandemic the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, under the Trump Administration has been widely criticized for its treatment of workers. 

 

 

Workers Have Been Denied Bargaining Power

 

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, allows information on how to join a union to be freely distributed, it eliminates the ability for workers to be fired for trying to organize, and it provides protections for workers that would otherwise be on their own in an emergency. The current Presidential Administration has released a statement vowing they would veto the PRO Act after the bill passed in the House of Representatives.

 

Covering Up Workplace Injuries

 Joe Biden has said OSHA is not doing enough to protect workers. He is right

During previous administrations, OSHA has provided transparent and accurate information about workplace injuries. The Trump Administration has repealed the rules that demand businesses share this information.

“Union has always been there, it has always been part of my life,” said Roxanne Pauline. She has been with IATSE Local 329 for the past four years. Her first Union job was with UFCW Keystone 1776.

 

 

“We all work together,” Roxanne said, “that’s what solidarity is all about. We are all the same, we are all one.” If there has ever been a time to remember this, it is now, amid a pandemic and the most politically divided Nation in recent History.