Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dr. David Michaels Nominated as Fed-OSHA Head by Obama

Oh, the business lobbiest are in a boil over David Michaels nomation to head OSHA ... They just cannot tolerate anyone who has a record in taking a stand for public health and safety.

Professor nominated to position overseeing FedOSHA
By Alexandra Berzon (contact), Lisa Mascaro (contact)
Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009 2:06 p.m.
George Washington University professor David Michaels will be nominated as the assistant secretary of labor to run the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the White House said Tuesday.
Michaels, an epidemiologist, has been a notable advocate for workers to be compensated for health risks from chemicals and has also exposed attempts from businesses to block health regulations by making scientific research appear less certain than it is.
His nomination comes as the business lobby has made it clear it has no intention of allowing the Democrats’ labor agenda to advance without a fight.
Alongside its steady assault over the union-backed card check bill, the business community has turned its attention to one of the Obama administration’s labor-friendly nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.
This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce asked the Senate for a full hearing to vet Craig Becker, one of the president’s three nominees for the board that administers national labor law.
The chamber has been waging a multi-million-dollar campaign against the Employee Free Choice Act, the pro-union legislation that would make it easier for workers to organize. Unions have been waging an equally strong campaign in support of the bill.
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1 comment:

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