To get a sense of the way in which the very institutional nature of the U.S. government is anathema to the interests of workers as against employers and businesses, one need only observe which federal laws Congress is exempt from (most of which pertain to the protection of workers’ rights on the job) …
Congress is exempt from:
—The Freedom of Information Act.
—Investigatory subpoenas to obtain information for safety and health probes.
—Protections against retaliation for whistleblowers.
—Having to post notices of worker rights in offices.
—Prosecution for retaliating against employees who report safety and health hazards.
—Having to train employees about workplace rights and legal remedies.
—Record-keeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses.
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