AFL-CIO http://wyomingpublicradio.net en AFL-CIO discussing worker safety in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/afl-cio-discussing-worker-safety-wyoming <p>It’s Labor Day weekend, which means there will be a lot of discussion surrounding workers in the state.&nbsp; Kim Floyd is the Executive Secretary of the Labor Organization the AFL-CIO.&nbsp; He tells Bob Beck it’s an interesting time for many workers</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:37:18 +0000 Bob Beck 29446 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net AFL-CIO discussing worker safety in Wyoming Labor organization remains concerned about Workplace Safety http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/labor-organization-remains-concerned-about-workplace-safety <p> The Executive Secretary of the Wyoming AFL-CIO – a workers union organization- remains optimistic that the state’s efforts to reduce workplace deaths may work.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On this Labor Day weekend, Kim Floyd is pleased that that the state has increased the number of safety inspectors in Wyoming by seven, and has found money for workplace safety grants for businesses.&nbsp; But Floyd says it will probably take some time until there is improvement.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:56:36 +0000 Bob Beck 29394 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Labor organization remains concerned about Workplace Safety Legislature approves workplace safety bill http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/legislature-approves-workplace-safety-bill <p>The legislature has approved an incentive based-worker safety bill.<br /><br /> Wyoming is among the leaders in workplace deaths and the bill provides up to seven new officers who will help companies develop and comply with safety requirements on a voluntary basis. It also provides grant money for small businesses to improve workplace safety.<br /><br /> Kim Floyd of the AFL-CIO says he had wanted tougher penalties for companies and people who violate safe working standards, but he says this bill is a good step.<br /> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 01:01:10 +0000 Bob Beck 20724 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Legislature approves workplace safety bill