OSHA Oddly Reticent Despite Worker Peril In Coronavirus Era | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

OSHA Oddly Reticent Despite Worker Peril In Coronavirus Era | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Jessica Martinez, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, talks with Rachel Maddow about OSHA reducing enforcement of worker safety despite the obviously increased danger the coronavirus poses to workers. Aired on 5/22/2020.
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OSHA Oddly Reticent Despite Worker Peril In Coronavirus Era | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

51 Comments on "OSHA Oddly Reticent Despite Worker Peril In Coronavirus Era | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if america by end of the year will have 10 million infected and 500k deaths..

    • Lol I swear people are getting off imagining some dooms day scenario so they don’t have to admit what little pathetic cowards they were, ruining the economy over what amounts to a bad flu

    • Peter Scheen | May 23, 2020 at 12:13 PM | Reply

      @joe momma Like the fact that 95 000 or so Americans are dead? And that they are opening hair salons and food processing plants? Yes, the estimates made in this thread are based on facts.
      But Republicans are not known for criticism and fact checking, you simply call it fake news and stick your head in the sand.

    • @WOR shhhh…don’t jinx it! ( fingers crossed!)

    • Walter Bonvecchio | May 23, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      @Nah Dawg go in a COV19 hospital without any protection, hug and kiss patients, go back home, inject disinfectants and after tell us. Lead by example, not only bla bla bla staying cozy in your mum bunker and eating her food (and obey her when she tells you to keep clean your room)

    • @Walter Bonvecchio lol see, I love the hypocrisy, to wish others sick because I don’t agree with being a coward and ruining EVERYONE’S quality of life! Just proves it really is just about you psychologically. How little and sad you must feel!

  2. Pedro Correia | May 23, 2020 at 3:51 AM | Reply

    If OSHA started issuing citations it would have to give one to the White House, where no one used masks until they started to keel over. Even there the one who died was the black guy.

    • Ash Roskell | May 23, 2020 at 8:27 AM | Reply

      Cade Cooper : Who asked for, “faked,” anything, son? And, how do you know more than the rest of us? Do you work in a meat packing plant? Are you one of the desperate ones who, “protested,” for their, “right,” to pack meat, rather than get paid to be at home with the family?

    • Cade Cooper | May 23, 2020 at 8:33 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell yes I absolutely know more than you, I do not fall to the fake news. I read actual reports and then the investigations on the false reports and how they came about. As far as being your son, you wish because then at least somewhere in your family line there would be integrity and truth. But it would be highly doubtful that someone like me could ever be related to you because I’m not a lying coward

    • Ash Roskell | May 23, 2020 at 8:45 AM | Reply

      Cade Cooper : Well somebody fell out of, “Victim,” tree, hitting every branch on the way down, this morning? Your first mistake, kid, was to take it all so, “personally,” but you must be new, so I’ll cut you a break. Dry your eyes, cupcake and try again. You gave no actual, “answer,” there, at all. Probably because you’re making stuff up, and furiously searching through, “I’mRightDotCom,” to find some Alex Jones, “evidence,” to back up your, “butt hurt.” But, simply clutching your pearls, like an indignant house wife who’s just seen Obama wearing a tanned jacket, does NOT an argument make, sonny 😆

    • Walter Bonvecchio | May 23, 2020 at 5:08 PM | Reply

      @Cade Cooper said the guy affected by the dunning-kruger syndrome

    • Cade Cooper | May 23, 2020 at 5:15 PM | Reply

      @Walter Bonvecchio actually it’s the dunning-kruger effect, but that wouldn’t be known by the person that said it because they themself wouldn’t understand that. Probably all stemming from their Oedipus Complex.

  3. When ‘Animal Farm’ met ‘1984,’ the Trump administration was created. The Ministry of Truth, responsible for all the lies that keep the population subdued, is now called Fox News.

    • Stephen Irving | May 23, 2020 at 5:58 AM | Reply

      You forgot The Road To Wigan Pier,, another of Orwell’s great works that seem very much like prophesy

  4. “We are the party of the working class!” – republicans
    “Meat packing plants are not required to report how many workers have COVID19.” – also republicans

    • trump: forces meat packing plants to stay open (using the same laws that he didnt bother using to ramp up PPE production)
      This means workers are forced back to work or they’re fired. If they’re fired, they cant claim benefits.
      also republicans: Workers cant sue businesses for catching COVID-19 at work

    • Carol Sitzberger | May 23, 2020 at 8:05 AM | Reply

      @Don In addition Meat packing plants and other mfg’s didn’t initiate Safety measures and PPE TO keep people safe. There has been a huge consolidation in meatpackers so the same companies around the country are being called out with large covid infections.

      I would think best practices would be shared within a corp or even better thru the industry to keep people safe.

      Over 50% of counties in the USA have zero ICU BEDS. SOME DON’T HAVE HOSPITALS
      Rural community are at risk when covid comes to town because there are less resources.

    • @Carol Sitzberger Don’t you just love a capatalist society that values profit over lives.
      Just shows what a sh!thole country ‘murica is.

    • Ash Roskell | May 23, 2020 at 8:15 AM | Reply

      Guys? Can we all just calm down and be a little more, “Big Picture,” about this, “Herd Immunity,” plan of Trump’s? America can afford a million or more deaths, if it means Donny’s Lobbyists get PAID, and paid BEFORE November? Sure, by then, there won’t be a single living American who hasn’t lost someone to Covid 19, but Donny gets his money in the SHORT term, instead of America getting even MORE money, jobs and, ahem, living relatives in the LONG term, but that’s the price we should ALL be willing to pay, right? Seeing as how we’re gonna’ pay it, whether we choose to or not? . . . Jeez . . . Smh

  5. ” I love my president ” ???? ” God bless president Trump ” ???? Is this a new satanic cult?

    • Trump should go to a large church congregation and stay for the whole service – then we’ll know he’s willing to put himself in the same danger he’s preaching for others. If he thinks that being religious means people are too stupid to protect their community he’s the one who should be praying. For forgiveness.

    • Karmen Kaga Googoo | May 23, 2020 at 7:41 AM | Reply

      @D Ntodo I’d like him to come to Nebraska, and eat lunch in a meatpacking plant, with all those essential Americans.

    • @Karmen Kaga Googoo Yes, it might help him realise whether we think he, or they, truly essential.

  6. Wonderful to see workers find their unity – #walkaway

  7. Time for a union resurgence!

    • Dale Hartley | May 23, 2020 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      @Jerry Marasco hmm funny no Jerry Marasco shows up for California on facebook, or other social media. A Jerrold shows up for phone records, and multiple address all over the state. I am somehow doubting your credibility.

    • Jerry Marasco | May 23, 2020 at 12:14 PM | Reply

      Dale Hartley you win dumbest comment of the day !

    • Dale Hartley | May 23, 2020 at 12:23 PM | Reply

      @Jerry Marasco says the person that is probably using an alias and lying about where they live…Yeah Im dumb good luck with that whole line

    • Jerry Marasco | May 23, 2020 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      Dale Hartley alias ? Everyone on here has made up meme type names.
      Meanwhile the guy who can’t figure out how the internet works is calling me fake ?
      Typical Dumbocrap !!!!
      Living in your imaginary world

    • Dale Hartley | May 23, 2020 at 1:35 PM | Reply

      @Jerry Marasco yes of course, this is of course coming from the guy using an alias. Somehow I do not trust you, I trust you less now Then I did when you made your false claims. You have a good one Fakie….btw im not a democrat…I just hate trump and his cultist.

  8. Soon we will see 29% employees sick

  9. Does OSHA even exist?

    • About as much as FEMA or CDC, CDC CHINA’S office has done more work since Mr Trump cut their budget two months before the pandemic out break.

  10. DATING HARLEY QUINN | May 23, 2020 at 8:58 AM | Reply

    *I WATCH AMERICAN NEWS* in order to combat any depression I may have – it makes me realize how UNBELIEVABLY LUCKY I am not to live in the USA…

    • @soulful41 ignorance is bliss, you cant fix stupid and the stupid think if they dont see it, it isnt happening. im sure her magic man in the sky will keep her safe, at least until someone coughs on her.

    • @DATING HARLEY QUINN Im already laughing, because its true LMAO! hahahahahaah points and laughs at Moms muchrooms jody foster. hahahahaha

    • Mary Elizabeth | May 23, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      DATING HARLEY QUINN 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦👏👏👏👏

    • Makes no difference where you are, the virus will adapt to its environment.. Chinavirus attacking from the east, colonising all before it in a relentless red wave. Trumpovirus invading from the west, chanting U.S.A and eating all your burgers.

    • @MOMS Mushrooms Jody Foster You are a good example of America’s problem, only knowing what you want to believe. Sorry, it’s just the truth. You really need to be more worldly and learn how all the rest of the world is if you’re going to comment. Because you have no idea how your limited knowledge makes you look here.

  11. I wish employers had a photo of employees in the windows of workers that have died posted. One to honor the lost and let people know what happened to them. I am missing people at the grocery and i am worried that they are ok.

    • Laura Lafauve | May 23, 2020 at 10:09 AM | Reply

      It’s a good idea. But only if they wanted positive change. To keep the status quo they need those facts to be “fuzzy”. It’s always something happening to other people, in other communities, in other businesses, in other families, to other people’s friends. That makes people feel safer and less inclined to rock the boat.

      In order to get most people to work together, they have to see the problem as immediate, as Affecting themselves and the people around them, and as something that can be changed.

      M4A is an example of this, with all of its opponents saying that there is no way, it would take trillions of dollars, it would bankrupt the country. Really? The most powerful country in the world would go under financially if every citizen was able to visit a doctor?

      And now that Congress HAS given trillions of dollars away- to Wall Street, banks and big business, that means there Always WAS the money available for everyone to have healthcare. Congress just didn’t choose to use it in that way. Instead, to keep people from protesting or demanding healthcare they told us it was ” impossible.”

      I hope you find a way to reconnect with your missing coworkers. 💛

  12. Niecey Nichole | May 23, 2020 at 9:01 AM | Reply

    Another amazon employee just died

  13. Gordon Rebel | May 23, 2020 at 9:15 AM | Reply

    The only ones this administration cares about is the corporations, they do not care about the workers.

  14. Laura Lafauve | May 23, 2020 at 9:45 AM | Reply

    Now that we know $trillions$ are available
    Reroute American tax money to AMERICANS

  15. Nicole Cordova | May 23, 2020 at 9:59 AM | Reply

    We as AMERICANS have the power to Vote this guy out! Trump protected the Company not the essential workers! 💙💪 Please Vote! Osha has always been rude and crazy at my job!🤔

  16. I have never purchased anything from Amazon, and I never will. It is literally the embodiment of the dark side of capitalism and everything that is wrong with it, everyone continues to support a man and a company that mistreats workers, refuses to protect them, makes billions and pays no taxes, and then asks you for donations during an economic shutdown. I’m too lazy to go to a brick and mortar store but I am going to protest during a global pandemic, that I don’t have the right to go to a brick and mortar store… then I’m gonna go home, sit on my couch, Crack a beer, watch some Amazon prime and order another DVD collection and pat myself on the back for fighting for my freedoms and the economy. *smh*

  17. Unions are needed again. Unsafe working conditions, low wages, mistreatment of workers, lack of decent benefits.

  18. Stand up for you health and safety, Americans!

  19. Americans: OSHA help us….. where are you?
    OSHA: New number, who is this?

  20. does anyone realize that all federal agencies are run bye 45 cultist? why are we surprised that OSHA is no where to be found…

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