Tag Archives: AFL-CIO

Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Victims of Fatal Workplace Accidents

The Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony at the Labor Union Hall on Tuesday, April 28th, marked the 45th year that the AFL-CIO-created event commemorated the lives of those workers who have lost their lives in accidents. The program featured a variety of labor and regulatory representatives that spoke on the importance of workplace safety in an effort to raise awareness about dangerous jobs and our responsibility to keep employees in Louisiana safe.

Comp in the Capitol: Legislative Audit Advisory Council Members Assess Costs and Potential Solutions Ahead of 2015 Session

The state’s workers’ comp system and its array of expenses were in the spotlight yesterday at a pre-2015 Legislative Session meeting of the Legislative Audit Advisory Council. The purpose of the meeting was to address an audit of workers’ comp costs in the state released February 9th, 2015, and to address the recommendations therein. State agencies and stakeholders on both the labor and business sides of the question testified and were charged with facilitating discussion and making amendments to the system at the administrative level.