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House Passes Resolution to Repeal OSHA Worker Safety Rule

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. J. Res 83, which seeks to repeal an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that clarifies an employer’s responsibility to maintain accurate records of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. This resolution will make it impossible for OSHA to ensure that injury and illness records are complete and accurate and undermine workplace health and safety.

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is opposed to the passage of this anti-worker resolution.  It passed by a vote of 231-191.  Here is how New Jersey Congressional Delegation voted. RIGHT indicates this member of Congress supported labor’s position and voted against the resolution.  WRONG indicates the Member of Congress voted against working people and in favor of the resolution.

Don Norcross (D-1): RIGHT

Frank LoBiondo (R-2): RIGHT

Thomas MacArthur (R-3): WRONG

Chris Smith (R-4): RIGHT

Josh Gottheimer (D-5): RIGHT

Frank Pallone (D-6): RIGHT

Leonard Lance (R-7) WRONG

Albio Sires (D-8): RIGHT

Bill Pascrell (D-9): RIGHT

Don Payne (D-10): RIGHT

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11): WRONG

Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12): RIGHT


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks those elected officials that voted no on this resolution and stood in support of worker safety.

To see the full vote, please CLICK HERE

To get more details about the bill and labor’s position CLICK HERE

To read an article on the vote from nj.com CLICK HERE

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