WASHINGTON (March 6)—Senators opposed to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration´s ergonomics rule prepared to take a resolution to the Senate floor to disapprove the standard under the Congressional Review Act. "The ergonomics rule has got to be the worst rule that was passed by any government agency," said Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., a sentiment echoed by thousands of business spokespersons in every industry including rubber manufacturers, tire dealers and retreaders. On the other hand, the AFL-CIO—whose affiliate unions include the United Steelworkers of America, which organizes rubber workers—sent members who have suffered workplace injuries to Capitol Hill to lobby against the anti-ergonomics resolution. "Big business...and its anti-worker allies in the Senate are trying to kill this important safeguard immediately with an extreme, never-before-used political maneuver," the AFL-CIO said in a news release. "If they succeed, the hard-won standard will disappear forever."
Anti-ergonomics measure set for Senate floor; opposing sides mobilize
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