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Illinois outperforms “Right to Work” states on key economic metrics

by Frank Manzo IV
Study Comes as Biden Administration and Illinois Lawmakers Work to Strengthen Collective Bargaining
La Grange, IL: States that have enacted so-called “right-to-work” laws underperform Illinois on a range of core economic metrics—including wages, income growth, workforce productivity, poverty, and workplace safety—according to a new study by the Illinois... Read more

Death on the job report: years of progress, long way to go

By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer
WASHINGTON, D.C. (PAI)—In the decades since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established, there’s been a lot of progress in cutting worker deaths and injuries on the job, but there’s still a long way to go.
That’s a big conclusion from the data in the AFL-CIO’s 30th...

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Biden creates worker organizing task force

By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PAI)—Saying the National Labor Relations Act’s 86-year-old mandate to have the government encourage worker organizing “has never been fully enforced,” Democratic President Joe Biden created an interagency task force on worker organizing and empowerment and told it to report practical measures to...

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OSHA hosts Workers Memorial Day event

Every year, on April 28, the nation recognizes Workers Memorial Day. This is the day we pay our respects to those who lost their lives on the job, and recognize the impact these tragic losses have on families, co-workers, and communities. This year, we also recognize that, more than a year into the pandemic,...

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