what to do

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Tue Mar 28 11:15:35 PST 2000

>>Yes, and "alternative institutions" can't take care of safety
>>inspections, etc.
>Why can't worker delegations do the inspection work? Could be better
>than waiting for the OSHA rep to come once every two years.

Were unions powerful, well organized, & willing to practice massive secondary boycotts, wildcats, etc., worker delegations could do the inspection work. Otherwise, no. Unions that don't even have enough power to compel the OSHA to do frequent & unannounced inspections on behalf of workers, not capitalists, can't be expected to protect worker safety on their own.

You need _power_ to compel capitalists to respect workers' need for safe workplaces.


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