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The Revolving Door Project released a memo today calling for public transparency by the Biden administration on why it still has not created emergency COVID-19 workplace safety standards. The administration initially set a March 15th deadline for instituting these standards, but still has not acted.
In its memo, the Revolving Door Project asks National Economic Council Director Brian Deese for a public accounting of the reasons for the delay, especially if the lack of safety rules was potentially caused by the influence of corporate-backed elements in the White House like Seth Harris.
The following text is taken from the memo:
“The specter that Seth Harris is the President’s top advisor for labor and the economy makes workers’ rights advocates ask: is he the reason why OSHA missed its March 15th deadline to declare a binding Covid-19 safety standard yet? If that is the case, then National Economic Council Director Brian Deese must ensure a public accounting for any sway Harris, or any corporate-backed White House official, has had in OSHA’s deliberation process.”
“Deese should prohibit even the appearance of undue interference in the agency by committing to an open government that publicly explains Harris’ role in the White House and exposes his or others’ corporate ties. And if Biden wants to govern as the ‘most pro-union president,’ he must empower incoming OSHA Director Parker to swiftly create new binding workplace safety standards with officials like Harris safely recused from the process.”