worker-safety

Workers to Pa. lawmakers: Take risks to keep us safe and paid during COVID — and after

BY: - July 27, 2020

The hearing, in front of the House Democratic Policy Committee, comes months after COVID-19 shuttered businesses and locked down the state. 

Pennsylvania’s protections for public-sector workers are more than 60 years old. Unions are pushing for an update

BY: - September 11, 2019

A bill sponsored by Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, aims to ensure better enforcement of safety protections in public-sector workplaces like school districts and transit authorities.

COMMENTARY

Enough is enough: It’s time to give our public employees OSHA-style protections | Opinion

BY: - May 22, 2019

Many other states have already done so. So far, at least 28 U.S. states or territories, including Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky, have adopted some form of OSHA-approved state plan. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania isn’t one of them.