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Mon Mar 6, 2017, 09:56 PM

Senate votes to kill worker safety rule aimed at federal contractors

Source: Washington Post

President Trump and congressional Republicans are poised to roll back a series of Obama-era worker safety regulations targeted by business groups, beginning Monday night with a vote by the Senate to kill a rule that required federal contractors to disclose and correct serious safety violations.

In a narrow result that divided along party lines, the Senate voted 49 to 48 to eliminate the regulation, dubbed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. Finalized in August and blocked by a court order in October, the rule would limit the ability of companies with recent safety problems to complete for government contracts unless they agreed to remedies.

The measure to abolish it had already cleared the House. The next step after the Senate vote will be the White House, where Trump is expected to sign it.

A half-dozen other worker safety regulations are in Republican crosshairs, with one headed to the Senate floor as soon as this week. Many are directed at companies with federal contracts. Such companies employ 1 in 5 American workers meaning the effort could have wide-ranging effects.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/republicans-poised-to-roll-back-worker-safety-regulations/2017/03/06/87a6c266-fd27-11e6-8f41-ea6ed597e4ca_story.html?utm_term=.4e8ebc1b357c

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Reply Senate votes to kill worker safety rule aimed at federal contractors (Original post)
Tactical Peek Mar 2017 OP
C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Mar 2017 #1
global1 Mar 2017 #4
C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Mar 2017 #5
global1 Mar 2017 #6
Marthe48 Mar 2017 #2
The Sand Reckoner Mar 2017 #3
duncang Mar 2017 #7
Marthe48 Mar 2017 #9
ProudLib72 Mar 2017 #8
Sunlei Mar 2017 #10

Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:05 PM

1. Good on the Post for reporting this stuff.

The GOP is no doubt hoping the public won't pay attention, and it's true that right now the people have other things on their minds. But when America starts recovering from Tramp, they'll hopefully remember all the other stuff these assholes did, too. And what one administration abolishes, another can put right back where it belongs.

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Response to C_eh_N_eh_D_eh (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 11:18 PM

4. These Are The Things We Should Be Talking About.....

the crap the the Repugs are pulling behind our backs while Trump has the MSM, the Dems and us focused on this Trump/Russian thingy.

In 2018 we'll be running against the Repugs - not Trump.

We better start focusing our efforts now to defeat the Repugs in 2018. The way we do this is to inform the electorate of this crap the Repugs are doing behind our backs.

We need to tell the American people how these things the Repugs are doing behind our backs impacts negatively on their day-to-day life.

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 11:41 PM

5. And inform them of what the Democrats will do for them.

You need to campaign on positive messages as well as negative ones if you want people to support you out of anything other than desperation.

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Response to C_eh_N_eh_D_eh (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 11:43 PM

6. I Agree....

Thank you for adding the positive note to my post.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:09 PM

2. To make sure our lives are nasty, brutal and short

n/t

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:23 PM

3. Which is apparently how everyone who voted for Trump

 

wanted their lives to be. If only they could be the only ones affected.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 11:52 PM

7. When I worked in construction

A long time back. Project costs were estimated with "X" amount of costs due to on the job deaths and accidents. They still are but it doesn't seem to be as bad as it was. It used to be "Wow we made it through this project with only 1 or 2 people dying". Or if really lucky only 4-5 with life time disabilities from on the job accidents. Some don't really remember or didn't really hear about the problems. A lot of times someone would be carted off and nothing would be heard about it later. There were valid reasons (As in people dying.) why the regulations got put in place. And most of those were already watered down by lobbying.

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Response to duncang (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 08:19 PM

9. My husband just passed away

esophageal cancer, which has been linked to asbestos, which he was exposed to in the Armey and at his work. So it isn't just falling off scaffolding, or walls collapsing, the harm from a work site can be insidious.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 12:53 AM

8. At least we're getting rid

of all the immigrants who took the construction jobs. Now all the American patriots who voted for tRump can be employed (until an I beam falls on them and kills them).

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 08:56 PM

10. Republicans don't mind prison slaves, burnt to a crisp in wildfires or laying gas pipe that explode?

because that's the people contractors use to work their lovely government contracts, prison slaves.

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