Many states resist adapting worker safety rules to pandemic

When Corey Hill reports for work at the Daimler Trucks manufacturing plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, he knows he won’t be able to stay a safe physical distance from his coworkers on the assembly line. Because the plant’s machinery can’t be moved, his union fought for and secured other protections, including temperature checks, a mask mandate, testing transparency and paid sick time. While his plant has seen several COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, it has so far avoided a major outbreak. He knows many workers in his state aren’t so lucky. Throughout the pandemic, state labor officials in…

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