CUPE calls on Transport Canada to ensure ongoing protections for flight attendants

Article content VANCOUVER, British Columbia — As COVID-19-related safety measures are increasingly being lifted across the country, CUPE – Canada’s flight attendant union – is calling on the federal government to ensure airlines continue providing flight attendants with workplace PPE so that workers remain protected once passenger mask mandates are lifted. CUPE and other unions … Read more

Oregon Business Groups Sue Over Heat and Smoke Worker Protections

Some Oregon business groups are suing over the state’s new job site rules mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke. Regulations adopted by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division mandate that employers act once the temperature or air quality reaches a certain threshold. The heat rules took … Read more

Army Corps of Engineers Completes Post-Katrina Protections in Louisiana

Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extensive system of floodgates, strengthened levees and other protections. The 130-mile (210-kilometer) ring is designed to hold out storm surge of about 30 feet (9 meters) around New Orleans and suburbs in three parishes. It is “the largest civil … Read more

Lawmakers aim to enhance protections for injured workers in lawsuits

Lawmakers in New York introduced a “justice for injured workers act” Wednesday, aiming to bar determinations made in worker compensation proceedings from having preclusive effect in trials by a worker whose injuries are caused by negligence or wrongful conduct of third parties.  S.B. 9149 would add a new section to the state’s workers comp law … Read more

Queen’s Speech to include long-awaited protections for tenants

New measures to protect vulnerable tenants in rental housing in England and Wales that were promised in the Conservative’s 2019 manifesto are expected to appear in the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday. The 2019 manifesto committed the government to a “renters’ reform bill” that would abolish section 21 orders, which enable landlords to throw out their … Read more