YOU SHOULD KNOW…

Posted by on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 16:04 PM


Workers Memorial Day is observed on April 28, and a new study found that there are more than 54,000 preventable deaths from workplace safety in our country each year—including those that die from exposure to toxic chemicals and other workplace hazards. (Charleston Daily Mail)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The BlueGreen Alliance supports fair, transparent trade that doesn’t engage the U.S. in a race to the bottom,” said BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas. “Fast Track is the opposite of that. That’s why it is wrong for our workers, economy and environment.”

WHAT’S TRENDING 

Fast Track – A House committee yesterday passed a Fast Track Trade Authority proposal. Now, it will head to the House floor, but the timing is still up in the air. (Reuters)

Ag and climate change – The Obama administration is pushing for action to cut down agriculture’s impact on climate change . (Washington Post) 

Blame Canada – The Canadian emissions pledge for a global climate agreement likely will fall short of America’s pledge. (The Hill)

Solar and vets – Six Senate Democrats are asking to double the capacity of an Obama administration program that trains outgoing military members for jobs in the solar industry. (The Hill)

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