Health & Safety

Your Right to Refuse to Operate Unsafe Equipment: Do's and Don'ts 
The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects drivers' rights to enforce truck safety by making it illegal for a company to discipline, discharge or discriminate against an employee for making a vehicle safety complaint or refusing to operate an unsafe vehicle.

Refusing to Drive Under Bad Weather 
Understand your right to refuse to drive during bad weather under the STAA, a federal law.

Driving in Winter Weather 
Are you on thin ice if you refuse to drive in dangerous conditions? 

How to Make the Most of OSHA Rules on Reporting Workplace Injuries 
Workplace activists, stewards and health and safety committees can use these injury and illness reports to track safety problems in the workplace.

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Union Membership Steady for 2019 at 16.4 million

That represents a slight decline in percentage of unionization, according the comprehensive annual report. The union advantage remains strong: "Union members had median usual weekly earnings of $1,095 in 2019, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $892" That's $10,556 per year. Read the report.

'How this African American UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won.'

by Juliana Feliciano Reyes, January 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Around the country, rank and file union activists — from teachers to journalists to warehouse workers — have challenged the establishment, who they say is too complacent, too cozy with management, to fight for workers and keep corporations in check."

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