Help protect American workers’ lives: Town Hall meeting July 27th

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    Scary numbers to consider:

    14 workers die each day

    5,000 workers die each year

    Over 4,000,000 workers are injured each year

    Sadly, as we've seen in the Massey and BP disasters, far too many employers put profits before workers’ safety & health.

    Join us Tuesday July 27th for a town hall meeting and learn more about legislation (H.R. 5663) that would:

    • Strengthen oversight and enforcement in mines and other dangerous workplaces
    • Provide for tougher penalties for employers who flagrantly violate the law
    • Increase protections for whistleblowers who report unsafe conditions

    Speakers include Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA, area workers who have been injured on the job and family members who've lost loved ones in workplace accidents.

    When: Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00 to 8:30 PM

    Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington [] 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington VA

    Refreshments will be served and free parking is available. For more information, email sarame@mindspring.com

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    Download the event flyer and directions.

    Learn more:

    H.R. 5663 Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 Hearings

    NPR Report: Massey Miners: Disabling Methane Monitors Was Common

    Editorial: New worker safety laws are necessary

    Sad reminder that these events happen too often and too close to home (WaPo article): Construction worker dies in 7-story fall at Arlington hotel

    Sponsored by the National Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, the Northern Virginia Labor Federation, the Metro Washington Council, the Virginia AFL-CIO, and the Maryland State AFL-CIO