USA: AFL- CIO Death On the Job – The Toll of Neglect

 The Report published by the US Trade Union Confederation AFL CIO reveals Daily death toll of 150 workers. Today, 150 people will likely be killed on the job or die from job-related illnesses and disease. That deadly toll will continue tomorrow and the next day and the next until the USA “renews the commitment to protect workers from injury, disease and death,” and makes it a high priority, says the 2013 edition of the AFL-CIO’s Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.

Death on the Job says the USA's job safety laws must be strengthened: Says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, "it is unacceptable that so many hardworking men and women continue to die on the job. Elected leaders, business groups and employers refuse to provide stronger protections for working families and are actively trying to dismantle working people’s right to collectively bargain on the job and speak out against unsafe, unjust working conditions. This is a disgrace to all those who have died. America’s workers deserve better."