U.S. Promises To Enact Law On Worker Gear

Law360, New York (March 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Giving in to a lawsuit launched by two labor unions, the U.S. Department of Labor has agreed to set a final rule requiring employers to pay for workers’ personal protective gear by November.

The commitment was the Bush administration’s response to a petition filed by the AFL-CIO and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which argued that for eight years the Labor Department has consistently failed to enact the rule, the AFL-CIO announced on Friday.

After the unions filed their complaint in the...
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