A right to drink? Inside the debate to protect US workers against the heat

The fight for workplace protections is front and center in the face of summer heatwaves across the country impacting outdoor workers disproportionately. Especially vulnerable are foreign-born Latino laborers, including both legal and undocumented immigrants. As climate change promises more extreme heat in our future, exposed workers risk heat exhaustion and even death. But in the US, there are no federal protections specifically designed to protect workers from environmental heat. This is starting to change, learn how in this article published in Aljazeera on June 25, 2024 by Tyler Hicks: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/25/a-right-to-drink-inside-the-debate-to-protect-us-workers-against-the-heat