Tuesday, Apr 16th

Last update06:57:15 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Florida Republicans’ war on the war on heat

Florida Republicans’ war on the war on heat

E-mail Print PDF
FLorida workers are forced to work in heat

Florida workers would not be able to count on shade breaks or water on hot days under a Republican proposal to block cities and counties from requiring those protections.

The effort comes as many states — particularly Florida — experience more extremely hot days as the climate warms, writes Adam Aton. Last year, at least two farm workers died in South Florida amid extreme heat, including a 28-year-old on his first day harvesting vegetables.

Miami-Dade County has since proposed mandating 10-minute breaks in the shade every two hours for construction and farm workers. But a bill that advanced in a Florida state House committee last week would prevent the county from imposing the mandate, with Republicans arguing such protections would harm the state’s economy.

Opponents of the bill say rising temperatures will only put more workers at risk of dying on the job.

An emotional Laura Munoz of the group Florida Student Power told lawmakers her father had died after working in the heat.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Florida blocks heat protections for workers right before summer

DiSantis blocks heat protection for workersFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a law that prevents cities or counties from creating protections...

Warren predicts ICJ will find Israel committed genocide in Gaza

Warren predicts genocide rulling by ICJ Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently suggested international offices could find Israel’s bombardment of Gaza constitutes as...

As Surgeons, We Have Never Seen Cruelty Like Israel’s Genocide in Gaza

Doctor in Gaza speak out We urge anyone who reads this to publicly oppose sending weapons to Israel as long as...

USAID chief Power sees 'sea change' in assistance for Gaza, wants more

Samantha PowerU.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power acknowledged on Tuesday that humanitarian aid into Gaza...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!