On Wednesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) laid out an argument that this administration is using the inspection powers of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to target non-union plants in South at far more disproportionate rate than anywhere else in the country. She added that also these OSHA inspectors were being accompanied by union representatives to non-union shops.
“Well, it came to light for us when we noticed that there were more and more stories being reported around the country where OSHA was designating union representatives to come along for inspections in non-unionized industry,” Roby said. “At the same time, OSHA issued what’s regional emphasis program that targeted the automotive parts suppliers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. And they did so without justification. So, our problem is, number one, we’re questioning whether or not this administration’s interpretation of the law affords OSHA the unilateral opportunity to bring along a union rep to non-unionized corporation for an inspection. But, also, to target specific industry in a specific part of the country without offering the appropriate justification.”
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