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National Staffing Workers Alliance: A grassroots based movement for permanent work!


Temporary worker dies at Amazon facility

In news that’s becoming alarmingly regular, another temp worker lost their life.  An accident occurred on December 4th at an Amazon facility staffed by Abacus, a temp agency, and unfortunately a worker lost their life.  Our condolences go out to the workers family and loved ones.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/17/amazon-warehouse-worker-death/4066857/

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Temporary Work, Lasting Harm

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ProPublica continues their series, Temp Land, Working in the New Economy, by publishing a new article today on the health and safety issues in the temp industry.

“In California and Florida, two of the largest states, temps had about 50 percent greater risk of being injured on the job than non-temps. That risk was 36 percent higher in Massachusetts, 66 percent in Oregon and 72 percent in Minnesota.”

Temporary Work, Lasting Harm
by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson