FMLA and Health & Safety

Get the information that you need to know your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and your right to refuse to operate unsafe equipment or in unsafe conditions under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA).

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FMLA

Your Rights Under the FMLA
Management often gives workers a hard time when we ask for a leave to take care of our medical needs or our families.

Labor Department's New Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act
Read the Department of Labor's short guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). 

Protect Yourself with Intermittent Leave
Warehouse jobs are brutal. Production standards and mandatory overtime take a toll on our bodies. FMLA intermittent leave is a tool we can use to protect ourselves.

Labor Department Tightens FMLA Restrictions
Days before George Bush left office, the Department of Labor issued new, more restrictive regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Learn about the restrictions, which are still in effect, and how they could affect you.


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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