Archive of Press Releases
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February 13, 2006
Contractors in New Orleans Allowed to Violate Worker Safety Standards
The Bush administration continues to allow egregious violations of workers' health and safety standards in the Gulf Coast generally and specifically in seven parishes in and around New Orleans.
January 11, 2006
Labor Standards and Oversight Lacking in Gulf Coast Rebuilding
Billions of dollars continue to be spent in a piece-meal approach to Gulf Coast clean up and reconstruction without any plan for comprehensive rebuilding and oversight. Nearly 250 hurricane-related bills were introduced in Congress while a patchwork of committees and subcommittees of the U.S. House and Senate continue to convene public hearings on various aspects of recovery.