The Indiana Department of Labor reported 113 deaths in 2012. It’s the lowest experienced since records were kept. Decreases in fatalities were seen in eight of 10 major Hoosier industries.
The most significant improvement was in manufacturing, which saw a 28 percent decrease in fatalities in 2012. That’s great news, but we’re pretty sure the families of those 113 workers would say more needs to be done, and we’d have to agree.
This Labor Day, let’s remember those who aren’t working.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Cass County recorded an 8.4 percent unemployment rate in July.
That means, their numbers show, 1,533 are without work. Another group that would likely say more needs to be done.
Let’s remember Monday is a day to celebrate the American workers and the role they play in making this country great. So as you’re standing around the barbecue with family and friends, turn the discussion to ways to better working conditions and creating better jobs.
It’s a conversation that still needs to happen in America.
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