Posts tagged OSHA

    ‘They Should Be Ashamed’: Understaffing at NYC’s Beloved Museum of Natural History Pushes Workers to Unionize

    March 28, 2022 // The union campaign arrives during a wave of organizing at museums and other cultural institutions across New York City and the United States, such as the Guggenheim and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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    Democrats’ Proposed Labor Funding Increases Fall Nearly Flat

    March 11, 2022 // Federal Funding Legislation. fiscal year 2022, Backgrounder: The final package, after bipartisan and bicameral negotiations, includes just moderate funding increases for these programs or, as in the case of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), no increase at all.

    Challenges remain in meeting OSHA’s vaccine mandate

    November 30, 2021 // At some point over the next few weeks, lawyers from the Department of Labor will attempt to convince judges from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard is “feasible.” In so doing, they must demonstrate to the Court that employers can implement the ETS, including assessing and recording every employee's vaccination status.

    The Vaccine and Testing Mandate’s Effect on the Labor Market

    November 15, 2021 // A new rule from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers in businesses with greater than 100 employees to either be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, or show weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test thereafter.