Unions Sue U.S. Over Worker Gear

Law360, New York (January 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two labor unions sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday, arguing that for eight years it has consistently failed to enact a rule requiring employers to pay for protective gear such as face shields and harnesses.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration first proposed the regulation in 1999, but since then has not met any of the self-imposed deadlines to put it into effect, AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers claim in the suit.

“It’s so basic and fundamental to worker protection that...
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