As COVID-19 Rages, New Report Explores How to Better Protect Workers During Pandemics
Even as COVID-19 continues to rage across the United States, governments and industries are "reopening" the American economy. As a new report from the Center for Progressive Reform shows, in the absence of sufficient safeguards, this puts workers and the general public at heightened risk of contracting the deadly virus.
Author(s): Brian Gumm
Flawed CDC Guidance Endangers Workers’ Lives, Say Worker Safety Advocates
Worker safety advocates from CPR and the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health expressed outrage today at the newly released coronavirus guidance from the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control (CDC), which fails to protect essential workers, is weaker than previous guidance, and is not based on scientific evidence. Reports of essential workers dying on the job from the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the need for additional protections, not less.
Author(s): Matt Shudtz
New Report: State Court Lawsuits Hold Promise of Climate Accountability and Compensation
State courts are an emerging venue for victims of climate-change-induced harms to hold corporate polluters accountable. Read the news release over CPR's November 2019 Climate Justice report.
New Report Crowdsourced from Advocates Lays Out Progressive Vision for Just and Equitable Regulatory System
September 25, 2019, New Report Crowd-Sourced from Advocates Lays Out Progressive Vision for Just and Equitable Regulatory System
July 16, 2019, New Issue Brief Explains Why Carbon Pricing Is Essential – But Not Sufficient on Its Own – to Combat Climate Change
June 19, 2019: Center for Progressive Reform Welcomes Four New Board Members
News release: In June 2019, the Center for Progressive Reform welcomed four new members to its board of directors, including scholars and community leaders from Florida, Indiana, New Hampshire, and Washington State.
March 6, 2019, New Report Highlights Climate Change, Toxic Flooding Threats to Vulnerable Communities in Virginia
A new report highlights the role climate change and the lack of adequate planning and preparation plays in increasing the threats of toxic floodwaters, with a focus on Virginia.