Trump Administration is Weakening Protections for Children in the Workforce and Vulnerable Seniors

You may have seen the recent Bloomberg article detailing the Trump administration’s failure to provide critical data shaping their
proposed rule to change what 16 and 17 year old health-workers can do without supervision. It boils down to this: the administration is using faulty, unscientific data to justify the weakening of labor protections for teenage workers and the patients they
serve. We urge you to join us in submitting the letter below as a public comment for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 27, 2018. This NPRM would modify one of the Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Orders (HO7) and remove
the operation of power-driven patient lifts from the list of prohibited activities for 16 and 17-year olds.

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Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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Protect Children and Patients from the Trump Administration

You may have seen the
recent Bloomberg article detailing the Trump administration’s failure to provide critical data shaping their proposed rule to change what 16 and 17 year old health-workers can do without supervision. It boils down to this: the administration is using faulty,
unscientific data to justify the weakening of labor protections for teenage workers and the patients they serve. We urge you to join us in submitting the letter below as a public comment for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 27,
2018. This NPRM would modify one of the Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Orders (HO7) and remove the operation of power-driven patient lifts from the list of prohibited activities for 16 and 17-year olds.

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Protect Children and Patients from Injury

As the Trump administration continues to undermine labor protections that keep our children and patients safe, we urge you to join us in submitting the letter below as a public comment for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 27,
2018. This NPRM would modify one of the Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Orders (HO7) and remove the operation of power-driven patient lifts from the list of prohibited activities for 16 and 17-year olds.

Read More

Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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Protect Children and Patients from Injury

As the Trump administration continues to undermine labor protections that keep our children and patients safe, we urge you to join us in submitting the letter below as a public comment for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 27,
2018. This NPRM would modify one of the Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Orders (HO7) and remove the operation of power-driven patient lifts from the list of prohibited activities for 16 and 17-year olds.

Read More