For many American workers, wages are staying flat or falling, and making ends meet is harder than ever. Yet every day working men and women go to work and risk their lives in an unsafe work environment in pursuit of a paycheck that barely pays the bills. Millions of workers across the country regularly are exposed to hazards due to unsafe workplaces, but they head to work each day because their families’ survival depends on it. Low-income workers and undocumented immigrants are especially vulnerable to unsafe workplaces, and face higher rates of fatality and workplace injury.
We must educate, mobilize and organize union members and community allies to demand fair pay and good benefits for all workers and stronger safety and health protections to save workers’ lives.