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Letter to Maryland Govern Larry Hogan re Worker Safety

Letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan re Worker Safety
Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 21, 2018)
PDF: Letter to Maryland Govern Larry Hogan re Worker Safety
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy
Tags: workers' rights worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Joint to Food Safety Inspection Service re Swing Slaughter Rule

Joint letter to the Food Safety Inspection Service on proposed swine slaughter rule.

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 30, 2018)
PDF: Joint FSIS letter
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy
Tags: food safety swine workers' rights worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Letter to leaders of the Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters re requiring state contractors to develop worker safety and health plans.

Letter from Katherine Tracy to leaders of the Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters in support of HB24, re requiring state contractors to develop worker safety and health plans. January 23, 2019.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Jan. 23, 2019)
PDF: Letter from Katherine Tracy to leaders of the Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters in support of HB24, re requiring state contractors to develop worker safety and health plans. January 23, 2019.
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Tags: Maryland worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

OSHA Whistleblower 11(c) Testimony

Remarks of Katie Tracy on 11(c) Whistleblower Protections at OSHA Stakeholder Meeting, May 14, 2019.

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 14, 2019)
PDF: OSHA Whistleblower 11(c) Testimony
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Tags: OSHA whistleblowers
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Comments on the Department of Labor's Risk Assessment proposal

Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Matt Shudtz's comments urging the Department of Labor to withdraw its Risk Assessment proposal.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 29, 2008)
PDF: DOL Risk Assessment Comments. Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Matt Shudtz's September 29, 2008 comments on DOL's Risk Assessment proposal.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Tags: risk assessment
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Letter to OMB urging it to withdraw its proposed risk assessment bulletin.

Risk Assessment Bulletin. Member Scholar Rena Steinzor's June 15, 2006 letter to OMB urging it to withdraw its proposed risk assessment bulletin.

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 15, 2006)
PDF: Risk Assessment Bulletin. Member Scholar Rena Steinzor's June 15, 2006 letter to OMB urging it to withdraw its proposed risk assessment bulletin.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Tags: risk assessment
Categories: Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Workers at Risk: Regulatory Dysfunction at OSHA

Type: Reports (Feb. 8, 2010)
PDF: Workers at Risk: Regulatory Dysfunction at OSHA (700 kb download), CPR White Paper #1003
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Sidney Shapiro, Matt Shudtz
Tags: OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

February 9, 2010, New CPR White Paper: OSHA 'Dysfunction' Leaves Workers at Risk.

February 9, 2010,

Type: News Releases (Feb. 9, 2010)
PDF: February 9, 2010, New CPR White Paper: OSHA 'Dysfunction' Leaves Workers at Risk.
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Tags: OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

CPR Comments to OSHA on 'HazCom' standard

CPR Comments to OSHA on its Hazard Communication standard

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 5, 2010)
PDF: Shapiro and Goodwin Comments at OSHA Hearing on HazCom standard
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
Tags: general duty OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

CPR Comments at Hearing on OSHA 'HazCom' standard

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 4, 2010)
PDF: OSHA Listens Presentation. On March 4, 2010, CPR Policy Analyst Matt Shudtz made a presentation from Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and himself to an 'OSHA Listens' session, chaired by OSHA Administrator David Michaels.
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz
Tags: general duty OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Comments to NIOSH re carcinogen classification system and recommended exposure limits

Comments to NIOSH re carcinogen classification system and recommended exposure limits, applauding effort to review existing standards and offering specific recommendations

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 22, 2011)
PDF: Comments to NIOSH re carcinogen classification system and recommended exposure limits
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
Tags: worker safety toxics NIOSH
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

The Truth About Torts: Defensive Medicine and the Unsupported Case for Medical Malpractice 'Reform,' CPR White Paper 1203

Type: Reports (March 8, 2012)
PDF: The Truth About Torts: Defensive Medicine and the Unsupported Case for Medical Malpractice 'Reform,' CPR White Paper 1203
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Nicholas Vidargas, James Goodwin
Tags: torts medmal
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

July 19, 2012, As Thousands Still Die on the Job Every Year, New CPR Report Recommends Congress Update Decades-Old Safety Laws.

July 19, 2012,

Type: News Releases (July 19, 2012)
PDF: July 19, 2012, As Thousands Still Die on the Job Every Year, New CPR Report Recommends Congress Update Decades-Old Safety Laws.
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Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

The Next OSHA: Progressive Reforms to Empower Workers, CPR White Paper 1207

Type: Reports (July 19, 2012)
PDF: The Next OSHA: Progressive Reforms to Empower Workers, CPR White Paper 1207
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Tags: OSHA next generation compliance
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

January 11, 2013, Rise in Contract Labor Brings New Worker Safety Threats, Demands New Government Policies in Several Dangerous Industries, Says CPR Report.

January 11, 2013,

Type: News Releases (Jan. 11, 2013)
PDF: January 11, 2013, Rise in Contract Labor Brings New Worker Safety Threats, Demands New Government Policies in Several Dangerous Industries, Says CPR Report.
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Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

At the Company's Mercy: Protecting Contingent Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions

Type: Reports (Jan. 14, 2013)
PDF: At the Company's Mercy: Protecting Contingent Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions, CPR White Paper #1301
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin
Tags: worker safety contingent workers
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight

West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (May 3, 2013)
PDF: West Explosion Highlights Need for Regulatory Oversight
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

CPR comments on proposed OSHA rule on respirable silica

CPR comments on proposed OSHA rule on respirable silica, encouraging OSHA to act with a sense of urgency

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 11, 2014)
PDF: CPR comments - OSHA silica proposal OSHA-2010-0034.pdf
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Thomas McGarity
Tags: silica rule OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Patoka Testimony on Maryland's SB 774, Occupational Safety and Health Prequalification

'Michael Patoka's Testimony on Maryland's SB 774, Occupational Safety and Health Prequalification for construction firms before entering bids for public contracts

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 27, 2014)
PDF: Patoka Testimony on Maryland's SB 774 , Occupational Safety and Health Prequalification
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Author(s): Michael Patoka
Tags: Maryland OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Winning Safer Workplaces: A Manual for State and Local Policy Reform

Type: Reports (July 17, 2014)
PDF: Winning Safer Workplaces: A Manual for State and Local Policy Reform and Garantizando Lugares de Trabajo Ms Seguros, CPR Paper 1404
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin, Michael Patoka, Matt Shudtz
Tags: worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Criminal investigations crucial to making refineries safer

Criminal investigations crucial to making refineries safer, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (March 23, 2015)
PDF: Criminal Investigations Crucial To Making Refineries Safer
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Tags: enforcement
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

With DuPont, OSHA's tough talk falls faint

With DuPont, OSHA's tough talk falls faint, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (May 22, 2015)
PDF: With DuPont, Tough Talk Falls Faint
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Tags: chemicals OSHA
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Kill a Worker? You're Not a Criminal. Steal a Worker's Pay? You Are One.

Kill a Worker? You're Not a Criminal. Steal a Worker's Pay? You Are One, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (July 21, 2015)
PDF: Kill a Worker? You're Not a Criminal. Steal a Worker's Pay? You Are One.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Tags: worker safety wage theft workers' rights
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Letter to Department of Labor on Executive Order 13673 Guidance

Letter to Department of Labor on Executive Order 13673 Guidance, "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces," on behalf of poultry and meatpacking workers.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 26, 2015)
PDF: Letter to DOL on EO 13673 Guidance, August 27, 2015
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz, Katie Tracy
Tags: swine poultry worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Katherine Weatherford's letter to Maryland Delegates Dereck E. Davis and Sally Jameson on Construction Safety

Katherine Weatherford's letter to Maryland Delegates Dereck E. Davis and Sally Jameson on Construction Safety bill, HB 977, February 29, 2016.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 29, 2016)
PDF: Katherine Weatherford's letter to Maryland legislature on Construction Safety bill, HB 977, February 29, 2016.
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Tags: worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Comments on Draft OSHA Guidance for Recommended Practices for Preventing and Addressing Retaliation.

Joint comments on draft OSHA Guidance: Recommended Practices for Preventing and Addressing Retaliation.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 19, 2016)
PDF: Comments on Draft OSHA Guidance: Recommended Practices for Preventing and Addressing Retaliation. CPR's Thomas O. McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Katherine Weatherford, January 19, 2016.
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Author(s): Katie Tracy, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Tags: OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

March 24, 2016, New Manual Helps Workplace-Safety Activists to Push for Criminal Charges in On-the-Job Tragedies

March 24, 2016,

Type: News Releases (March 23, 2016)
PDF: March 24, 2016, New Manual Helps Workplace-Safety Activists to Push for Criminal Charges in On-the-Job Tragedies
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Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Judgment Day for Reckless Executives

Judgment Day for Reckless Executives, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (April 7, 2016)
PDF: Judgment Day for Reckless Executives
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Worker Deaths Should Lead to Punishment for Companies, Executives

Worker Deaths Should Lead to Punishment for Companies, Executives, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Katie Tracy

Type: Op-Eds (May 31, 2016)
PDF: Worker Deaths Should Lead to Punishment for Companies, Executives
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy
Tags: worker safety OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

June 30, 2016, New Report: When OSHA Gives Discounts on Danger, Workers Are Put at Risk.

June 30, 2016,

Type: News Releases (June 29, 2016)
PDF: June 30, 2016, New Report: When OSHA Gives Discounts on Danger, Workers Are Put at Risk.
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Tags: OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Workplace Safety Civil Penalties Comments

Letter to OSHA on Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up Adjustments from Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Katherine Tracy, July 11, 2016.

Type: Letters to Agencies (July 12, 2016)
PDF: Workplace Safety Civil Penalties Comments, July 11, 2016.
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, Katie Tracy
Tags: enforcement OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

OSHA Penalties Are Too Low for Serious Workplace Violations

OSHA Penalties Are Too Low for Serious Workplace Violations, op-ed by Martha McCluskey

Type: Op-Eds (July 18, 2016)
PDF: OSHA Penalties Are Too Low for Serious Workplace Violations
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey
Tags: OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

July 29, 2016, CPR Lauds OSHA's Continued Vigilance over Rampant Dangers in the Poultry Slaughter Industry.

July 29, 2016,

Type: News Releases (Aug. 3, 2016)
PDF: July 29, 2016, CPR Lauds OSHA's Continued Vigilance over Rampant Dangers in the Poultry Slaughter Industry.
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Tags: OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Time to Reform Workers' Compensation Laws

Time to Reform Workers' Compensation Laws, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 8, 2016)
PDF: Time to Reform Workers' Compensation Laws
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Texas Lawmakers Must Stop Eroding Workers' Compensation Laws

Texas Lawmakers Must Stop Eroding Workers' Compensation Laws, op-ed by Thomas McGarity and Sidney Shapiro

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 22, 2016)
PDF: Texas Lawmakers Must Stop Eroding Workers' Compensation Laws
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Before Scuttling Regulations, Remember the Deadly, Destructive West Explosion

Before Scuttling Regulations, Remember the Deadly, Destructive West Explosion, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 29, 2016)
PDF: Before Scuttling Regulations, Remember the Deadly, Destructive West Explosion
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Federal Proposal Would Jeopardize Public Safety

Federal Proposal Would Jeopardize Public Safety, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 2, 2017)
PDF: Federal Rules To Prevent Another Deadly West Blast Now At Risk
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Tags: West Texas
Categories: Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Federal Rules to Prevent Another Deadly West Blast Now at Risk

Federal Rules to Prevent Another Deadly West Blast Now at Risk, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (Feb. 4, 2017)
PDF: Federal Rules to Prevent Another Deadly West Blast Now at Risk
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Shudtz and Tracy's testimony to the Maryland General Assembly's Committee on Appropriations on funding for worker safety standards enforcement.

Matthew Shudtz and Katherine Tracy's February 15, 2017, written testimony to the Maryland General Assembly's Standing Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Education & Economic Developments on funding for worker safety standards enforcement.

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 15, 2017)
PDF: Shudtz and Tracy's February 15, 2017, written testimony to the Maryland General Assembly's Standing Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Education & Economic Developments on funding for worker safety standards enforcement.
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz, Katie Tracy
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Katherine Tracy's written testimony to the Maryland General Assembly's Economic Matters Committee on public works contracts and contractor occupational safety and health requirements.

Katherine Tracy's March 6, 2017, written testimony to the Maryland General Assembly's Economic Matters Committee on public works contracts and contractor occupational safety and health requirements.

Type: Legislative Testimony (March 6, 2017)
PDF: Katherine Tracy's March 6, 2017, written testimony to the Maryland General Assembly's Economic Matters Committee on public works contracts and contractor occupational safety and health requirements.
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Coalition Letter to USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, June 16, 2017.

Letter to USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, co-signed by CPR Policy Analyst Katherine Tracy, June 16, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 21, 2017)
PDF: Letter to USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, June 16, 2017.
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Tags: poultry worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Raise Maximum Fine to Deter Unsafe Working Conditions

Raise Maximum Fine to Deter Unsafe Working Conditions, op-ed by Martha McCluskey and Matt London

Type: Op-Eds (Aug. 3, 2017)
PDF: Raise Maximum Fine to Deter Unsafe Working Conditions
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey
Tags: worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Joint Letter to USDA re worker safety data collection

Joint Letter to USDA from Matt Shudtz, National Council of La Raza, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Celeste Montforton, re worker safety data collection.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Oct. 17, 2014)
PDF: Joint Letter to USDA, October 17, 2014 from Matt Shudtz, National Council of La Raza, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Celeste Montforton, re worker safety data collection.
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz
Tags: worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Letter to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, September 15, 2017

Letter to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, co-signed by CPR's Thomas O. McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Katherine Tracy, September 15, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 15, 2017)
PDF: Letter to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, September 15, 2017.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Katie Tracy, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity
Tags: enforcement OSHA
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

October 30, 2017, New Workplace Health and Safety Crimes Database Offers Picture of State-Level Violations and Prosecutions

October 30, 2017,

Type: News Releases (Oct. 30, 2017)
PDF: October 30, 2017, New Workplace Health and Safety Crimes Database Offers Picture of State-Level Violations and Prosecutions
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Letter to the Department of Labor on Tip Rule Data Cover-up

Letter to the Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation Wage and Hour Division U.S. Department of Labor on Tip Rule Data Cover-up

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 5, 2018)
PDF: Letter to the Department on Tip Rule Data Cover-up.
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Author(s): James Goodwin, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, Katie Tracy, Rena Steinzor, Amy Sinden
Tags: wage theft
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Katherine Tracy and Matthew Shudtz' testimony (submitted) to Maryland General Assembly House Standing Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Education & Economic Development

Katherine Tracy and Matthew Shudtz' testimony (submitted) to Maryland General Assembly House Standing Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Education & Economic Development

Type: Legislative Testimony (Feb. 8, 2018)
PDF: Katherine Tracy and Matthew Shudtz' testimony (submitted) to Maryland General Assembly House Standing Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Education & Economic Development
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Author(s): Katie Tracy, Matt Shudtz
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Joint Letter from CPR and 18 other organizations urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to conduct public hearings and weigh peer review of Swine Safety Rule

Joint Letter to Agriculture Secretary re Swine Slaughter Rule. Joint Letter from CPR and 18 other organizations urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to conduct public hearings and weigh peer review, March 15, 2018.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 15, 2018)
PDF: Joint Letter to Agriculture Secretary re Swine Slaughter Rule. Joint Letter from CPR and 18 other organizations urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to conduct public hearings and weigh peer review, March 15, 2018.
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Tags: swine
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Maryland Must Prioritize Worker Safety

Maryland Must Prioritize Worker Safety, op-ed by Katie Tracy

Type: Op-Eds (April 25, 2018)
PDF: Maryland Must Prioritize Worker Safety
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

West-inspired EPA rules destined for ashes as chemical industry wins big

West-inspired EPA rules destined for ashes as chemical industry wins big, op-ed by Thomas McGarity

Type: Op-Eds (May 24, 2018)
PDF: West-inspired EPA rules destined for ashes as chemical industry wins big
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Baltimore employer of smothered worker should be held criminally accountable

Baltimore employer of smothered worker should be held criminally accountable, op-ed by Rena Steinzor

Type: Op-Eds (June 8, 2018)
PDF: Baltimore employer of smothered worker should be held criminally accountable
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Amazon Prime: Workers pay a price for fast, free shipping

A Baltimore Sun op-ed by Katie Tracy and Shanna Devine: Amazon Prime: Workers pay a price for fast, free shipping.

Type: Op-Eds (Sept. 2, 2019)
PDF: Amazon Prime: Workers pay a price for fast, free shipping
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Tags: Amazon worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

State Advocacy for Safer Workplaces

As an supplement to our our Winning Safer Workplaces and Preventing Death and Injury on the Job manuals, CPR has developed a clearinghouse of resources for each of the proposals explored in those papers.

Type: Reports (June 12, 2014)
Author(s): Katie Tracy
Tags: worker safety
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights

Figure 1: Notice of Intent to Sue & Waiting Periods

Type: Reports (July 24, 2020)
Categories: Workers' Rights Workers' Rights