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4 November 2022 Friday

Investing in good jobs for America’s workers

In Wisconsin this week, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh visited the headquarters of Ingeteam, the nation’s only wind turbine manufacturer. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Gwen Moore and Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson joined Secretary Walsh and members of the BlueGreen Alliance to discuss how investments by the Biden-Harris administration are creating good-paying, equitable jobs.

Read tweets from Secretary Walsh’s trip.

Training for high-skill careers

In Michigan, Secretary Walsh and Rep. Dan Kildee met with students, staff and employer partners at Mott Community College’s Regional Technology Center to learn how investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are helping prepare students for high-skill jobs. Secretary Walsh also visited a Laborers’ International Union of North America training facility with Rep. Elissa Slotkin, where apprentices focus on underground, highway, commercial and environment construction trades.

Building equitable workplaces

Joined by Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon at the 2022 NABTU Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference in Las Vegas, Secretary Walsh shared how the Labor Department and the Biden-Harris administration are working to build a stronger, more equitable workforce that represents all of America.

Profit over people at Dollar General

Less than one month after OSHA cited Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC with more than $1.6 million in penalties for putting its workers’ safety at risk, OSHA inspectors have issued citations for similar violations at stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, and proposed another $2,777,640 in penalties.

Advancing disability inclusion all year round

While National Disability Employment Awareness Month is over, here are some suggestions for fostering the spirit of disability inclusion at your workplace all year round.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
$1M for workers

The part-owner of a Pennsylvania assisted-living provider has paid 47 workers more than $1 million after investigators found wage violations and worker intimidation.

Citations for repeat violator

An Ohio manufacturer faces $1,232,705 in OSHA penalties after a worker was severely injured by a machine not locked out – the seventh such injury in five years.

Retirement savings protected

A Georgia firm and its CEO must restore $540,658 to the firm’s employee stock ownership plan after they caused the plan to purchase company stock at an excessive price.

Stopping guest worker abuse

We obtained a federal court order to prevent an Arizona agricultural employer from abusing agricultural guest workers and discriminating against those who complained.

Dislocated worker grant

We are providing nearly $1.8 million for employment and training services to Kentucky workers laid off by America’s largest producer of primary aluminum.

Worker rights in Jordan

In Jordan, Deputy Undersecretary of Labor for International Affairs Thea Lee discussed strengthening workers’ rights with government, union and business leaders.

Contempt finding

A federal court has found a Pennsylvania poultry processer in contempt for failing to pay $162,369 in penalties for numerous OSHA violations.

Future leaders

The STRIVE Future Leaders workforce development program helps young people like Brianna meet their personal and professional goals.

Victory for leave rights

A federal court has ordered Mesa Air Group to correct the company’s pay policy to ensure flight attendants and pilots can use their family and medical leave rights.

Honoring nuclear workers

On National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Energy Workers, we thank these workers and their families for helping ensure the security we enjoy today.

WORKER RESOURCE
You have rights. Worker.gov can help.

Learn how to address your workplace concerns and the laws that protect you at worker.gov.

TWEET OF THE WEEK

Have you ever wondered…

➡️ How can I find and join a union?

➡️ How do I form a union?

➡️ What does collective bargaining mean?

We have resources that can help: https://www.dol.gov/general/workcenter/unions-101

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