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Workers Rate Safety Most Important Workplace Issue in New Labor Day Study
August 30, 2010
More than 8 of 10 workers--85 percent--rate workplace safety first in importance among labor standards, even ahead of family and maternity leave, minimum wage, paid sick days, overtime pay and the right to join a union, according to a new study. Despite widespread public concern about workplace safety, the study also found that the media and the public tend to pay closest attention to safety issues when disastrous workplace accidents occur.
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