Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup
Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes,
The Huffington Post The United States is one of the only developed nations in the world where workers don't have the legal right to take a sick day. This status quo is at odds with overwhelming popular opinion.
We Must Stand with Law Enforcement Officers
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders,
Huffington Post It is a mistake to think it's the role of police officers alone to fix the deep-rooted inequalities afflicting too many Americans. But officers must absolutely be active participants in an honest dialogue about the problems rooted in race and poverty.
OSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summary February through April
OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2014
Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries
OSHA OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report to OSHA.
Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.
PR: 10 Guards injured in prison riot in Puerto Rico
Fox Latino Ten guards and several inmates were injured during a large-scale riot at the Zarzal Correctional Institution in the eastern town of Rio Grande, Puerto Rican authorities said.
40% of SC child-welfare workers bear heavy caseloads
AP Child-welfare workers in the Midlands bear some of the highest caseloads in South Carolina.
PA: Mom of N.J. man who killed himself at Lancaster County Prison says she 'wants justice'
Lancaster Online "The union feels that steps could have been taken to prevent” the suicide, said Brian Secor, president of the local chapter of AFSCME.
Florida Puts Child Safety Before Parents' Rights
Carol Marbin Miller,
McClatchy News Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Monday a sweeping overhaul of Florida's long-troubled child welfare agency, discarding a decade-old policy that favored the rights of parents over those of neglected and abused children.
TX: Citing health concerns, Texas inmates file lawsuit to keep prisons cool
theeagle.com Lance Lowry, president of the Huntsville American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, has been outspoken about the need for Texas prison officials to do something for the protection of correctional officers as well as prisoners.
KS prison guards sound the alarm about under staffing across the state
KWHC Last week, there were at least three separate incidents at one prison in which officers were hurt trying to control inmates….
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