Extreme Heat Creates ‘Boiling Point’ for Low-Income Workers

Juley Fulcher, the author of a new report from Public Citizen, calls for long-overdue standards to protect workers from extreme heat. While temperatures have rapidly risen in recent years, protections have not kept pace with changing conditions, disproportionately impacting low-income and Black and Brown workers.

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