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Five on Friday: Workers’ Memorial Week 2022

 Five on Friday: Workers' Memorial Week

On average, 13 people die at work in the US every day. It's Workers’ Memorial Week, when we honor those who have died on the job. And two of our Five on Friday offerings this week are related to the solemn occasion, while our Weekly Win reminds us that efforts are being implemented – thanks in a large part to clinician advocates – to build safer workplaces. Let's keep fighting for healthier, safer workplaces for all workers.

 

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Robert shared Remembering Our Nation’s Fallen Workers, from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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2022 Dirty Dozen Report

Karen forwarded on the annual Dirty Dozen list, which calls out 12 “companies that put workers and communities at grave risk due to unsafe practices which lead to preventable illnesses, injuries and deaths,” organized by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH). The list is also available in Spanish as La Docena Sucia. 

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Immunity

We can't have a Five on Friday without at least one COVID-related article, right? Amy shared a CNN article that Amy says “simply lays out vaccine effectiveness after boosters.” How Well is Our Immunity Holding Up Against COVID-19?

 

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Last week's Supreme Court decision on Puerto Rico prompted conversations among MCNers. Aníbal shared this article to provide some background: US Supreme Court Allows Puerto Rico's Exclusion From Welfare Program

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overtime pay

Weekly Win: Kaethe shared last week's fabulous news which will positively influence the health of many migrant and immigrant workers: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Signs Farmworker Overtime Pay Bill

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!

 

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