Tag Archives: H.R. 5663

Blowing the Whistle on the Whistleblower ‘Protections’

Several major bills lately have included provisions to expand whistleblower protections for employees. The goal of such provisions is to allow employees to report actual employer wrongdoing, bringing regulatory violations and crimes to light in order to correct them. In the cases of the Protecting America’s Workers Act, the Robert C. Byrd Miner and Safety […]

Coalition Sends Letter on HR 5663 Markup

Today, the Coalition for Workplace Safety sent a letter detailing its concerns over H.R. 5663, the “Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010” as the House Committee on Education and Labor prepares to mark the bill up. (Printable PDF here). July 20, 2010 Dear Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Kline: The Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS) […]

WSJ: “Employer Groups Criticize Mine-Safety Bill”

In case you missed it, the Wall Street Journal was one of the key media outlets to take note of employer opposition to the misguided H.R. 5663, titled “Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010.” While detailing parts of the bill that would address rules governing mines, it went on to highlight the bill’s elements […]

The Hill Takes Note of CWS Opposition to HR 5663

The Coalition for Workplace Safety has been busy educating employers, associations, and legislators about the pitfalls of H.R. 5663, called the “Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010” but which would do little if anything to improve workplace safety in parts of the bill directed at OSHA. People are taking note of our efforts, as […]

Coalition Sends Letter To House Education and Labor Committee Regarding HR 5663

Today, the Coalition for Workplace Safety sent a letter to House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, Ranking Member John Kline, and all Committee members urging them to oppose H.R. 5663 known as the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010. To read or print the letter in PDF format, click here.

NOTE: CWS Speaks To Ed/Labor Hearing On Miner Safety and Health Act

Tomorrow, Jonathan Snare of the Morgan Lewis law firm will testify on behalf of the House Education and Labor Committee hearing on the Miner Safety and Health Act, H.R. 5663. Here’s how the Committee Majority describes the hearing: H.R. 5663 will bring our nation’s mine health and safety laws up to date, give MSHA the […]