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February 18, 2019

On This Day in 1834
One of the first American labor newspapers, The Man, was published in New York City. It cost one cent and according to The History of American Journalism, “died an early death”. Another labor paper, the N.Y. Daily Sentinel, had been launched four years earlier.
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     "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will. People might not get all that they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get."
~Fredrick Douglass,
Abolitionist


Workers Overdose on the Job and Employers Struggle to Respond
Updated On: Sep 24, 2018
September 24, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFTEY | As the opioid epidemic continues to rage across the country, with a record 72,000 drug overdoses estimated in 2017, the fallout is increasingly manifesting itself at construction sites, factories, warehouses, offices and other workplaces. A stunning 70 percent of employers reported that their businesses had been affected by prescription drug abuse, including absenteeism, positive drug tests, injuries, accidents and overdoses, according to a 2017 survey by the National Safety Council, a research and advocacy organization. But despite the growing problem, many employers have turned a blind eye to addiction within their work force, ill-equipped or unwilling to confront a complicated issue they do not know how to address… The New York Times
 
 
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