AFL-CIO president: Need massive increase of rapid, reliable coronavirus testing, PPE
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, in a wide-ranging interview, addresses what’s needed to safely reopen the economy amid coronavirus, the dangers of nationwide protest and America’s relationship with China.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is "AWOL" on setting new standards for the post-coronavirus workplace, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said on Wednesday.
Trumka wants the U.S. to adopt an emergency temporary contagious disease standard so "every employer will know what's out there what they have to do and every worker will know what they're entitled to," he said.
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"Unfortunately, in all of this you would think that OSHA would be there to help us, but OSHA has been AWOL," Trumka told FOX Business' Neil Cavuto.
OSHA has issued guidance in recent weeks and says it will use "existing enforcement tools" to keep workplaces safe.