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Crisis Reality Check


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Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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recent report, 4,693 Americans died on the job in 2011. What’s normal? At current staffing and funding levels, a federal inspector can be expected in your workplace once every 131 years.

new rules  slashing still further the number of federal inspectors at poultry plants. Another upside of the shutdown; while the government’s shut it can’t deregulate.

US this year. And that’s because half the jobs in the country don't pay enough for a family to live on. A quarter don’t pay enough to get workers out of poverty.

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