May 5, 2017
Trump’s slash to Labor Dept could jeopardize workplace safety enforcement
“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”