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Workers call for heat safety in kitchens

Workers call for heat safety in kitchens

In a bid to protect food workers from rising temperatures, a group rallies for change, focusing on the vulnerabilities experienced during the 2021 heatwave.

Brishti Basu reports for The Tyee.

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Threatened by climate change, food chain workers demand labor protections

The farm bill has long excluded farmworkers and other food chain workers. Now, workers and advocates are making a case for including their needs.
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New bill would offer worker protection in climate disasters

Rep. Cori Bush is introducing legislation to protect workers following six deaths last year caused by a tornado hitting an Amazon warehouse.
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Health professionals need to tell patients about air pollution, says London mayor Sadiq Khan

London mayor Sadiq Khan is calling for health workers to play a greater role in raising awareness of the risks of air pollution and how patients can protect themselves.

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'People can die': Texas bill would strip worker water breaks

A Republican push meant to prevent Texas municipalities from protecting workers from the coronavirus pandemic also threatens to eliminate bare-bones requirements in two cities giving construction workers time to hydrate in the heat.
Newsom allocates $200 million for oil and gas well remediation

Newsom allocates $200 million for oil and gas well remediation

Environmental activists applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom's move Friday to earmark $200 million for remediating idle oil and gas wells across California.
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Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel hit with class action lawsuit

An out-of-work Blackjewel employee filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday alleging the bankrupt company violated federal labor law by failing to notify or compensate hundreds of workers before closing down
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