U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Caregivers Win National Standard to Reduce Workplace Violence

The U.S. labor department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) earlier this month took a major step toward protecting the nation's healthcare and social assistance workforces. The agency's assistant secretary accepted a petition urging the development of a federal standard for reducing workplace violence submitted last summer by a coalition that includes our national union.

Labor at a Crossroads

Speaking last week at the Albert Shanker Institute, AFT President Randi Weingarten participated in a wide-ranging discussion on the challenges facing unions, their members and all workers in our nation. She was joined in Washington, D.C. at "The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads" conference by U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez as well as workers and activists, journalists and economists, labor leaders and advocates.
Click here to watch the conference's first session.
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