Trump Watch
May 5, 2017

Trump’s slash to Labor Dept could jeopardize workplace safety enforcement

NY Daily News Reports:

“The U.S. has 8 million worksites to inspect and 1,838 state and federal inspectors to do it — enough to visit each place about once every 98 years.

But don’t worry, President Trump has a plan — to make it worse.

President Trump has proposed a 21% budget cut to the Department of Labor — a move many worker advocates say could wipe out some of the agency’s key programs to improve job site safety and enforce existing labor laws”

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