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Workers’ Compensation Should Cover Mental Injury, Too

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Every worker has the right to a safe workplace. That is a promise made more than 50 years ago on April 28, 1971, when the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect.

OSHA did not just happen; the law was won because of the tireless efforts of the union movement, which fought for safer working conditions and demanded action from our government to protect working people.

The union movement observes April 28 each year as Workers Memorial Day to remember those killed or injured on the job and to renew our call for strong health and safety protections.

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