News & Politics

Companies Kill 16 Workers A Day

Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.

 Under existing laws, these employers get a slap on the wrist, or walk away scot-free. Meanwhile, workers who blow the whistle face threats and retaliation at the workplace. It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Visit 16deathsperday.com and sign the petition protecting American workers' rights.

Robert Greenwald is the director/producer of "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism," as well as many other films. He is a board member of the Independent Media Institute, AlterNet's parent organization.