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December 19, 2008
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Leaves Many Workers Unprotected, Illustrates Urgent Need for OSHA Reform
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2008—In the final weeks of Republican control of Washington, the Bush Administration’s OSHA has entered into a nearly toothless settlement agreement with Cintas over lethal violations in its laundries. The agreement attempts to resolve six OSHA cases relating to citations against Cintas for safety hazards at laundry facilities across the country, including hazards that led to the March 2007 death of Cintas worker Eleazar Torres Gomez.
Cintas workers throughout North America are standing with UNITE HERE and the Teamsters to gain better, safer jobs. Currently, both unions represent roughly 400 Cintas workers. For more information, please visit www.MakeCintasSafe.org and www.uniformjustice.org.