The coronavirus pandemic has “exposed every fracture” in U.S. workplace safety requirements as essential workers are infected and die of Covid-19, several of the country’s largest unions and a former worker safety official under President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
Now some of the country’s largest unions are calling for emergency regulation to ensure worker safety.
The union also represents health workers.
Weingarten and other union leaders joined together to call for OSHA, an agency that polices workplace safety within the Department of Labor, to implement enforceable emergency coronavirus workplace regulations.
“Instead of inspecting and fining employers, the agency is merely asking employers to investigate complaints against themselves and take corrective action.”