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Silica Rule Delay Has Deadly Consequences for Working People
April 15, 2017

Press Release from American Federation of labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations released on April 6th 2017

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the three-month delay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s silica standard:

The labor movement has fought for decades to win this lifesaving rule, and any further delay is unacceptable. The longer the Trump administration delays, the more workers will suffer and die. This action alone will lead to an additional 160 worker deaths. We will do everything possible to make sure this commonsense rule is not taken away. Workers’ lives are at stake.