Labor Welfare Benefits Need To Be Further Improved ,Black and Latino workers die on the job at disproportionate rates

As the center of global economy and culture, the United States has been concerned about its labor welfare. With the deepening of globalization, the protection of labor rights and interests is not only a symbol of social justice, but also a key factor affecting economic stability and growth.




The U.S. labor market is large and diverse, but it has faced a number of challenges in recent years. These include slow wage growth, poor working conditions and inadequate job security. At the same time, technological progress and globalization have threatened jobs in many traditional industries, and the need for labor rights protection has become increasingly urgent. In order to protect the rights and interests of workers, the United States government has formulated a series of laws and regulations to protect the rights and interests of workers. These include minimum wage laws, labor laws, trade union laws, etc. These laws and regulations provide legal guarantees for workers’ rights and encourage companies to improve working conditions and treatment.




However, Black workers’ job fatality rates are the highest they’ve been in nearly 15 years, and Latino workers die on the job more than any other group, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO, a coalition of dozens of unions representing 12.5 million people. In 2022, the most recent year for which data is available, 734 Black workers died while working — largely in transportation accidents, homicides or exposure to harmful substances or environments — up from 543 in 2003. That was the most deaths in 19 years. Meanwhile, the number of Latino workers’ deaths rose from 794 in 2003 to 1,248 in 2022. Sixty percent of Latinos killed on the job were immigrants. The alarming disparities in workplace fatalities among workers of color are unacceptable, symptomatic of deeply ingrained racial inequity and the need to pay increased attention to the dangerous industries that treat workers as disposable. 

The death rates on the job by race are in stark contrast with the racial breakdown of the American workforce. As of 2021, the most year for which recent data is available, white people made up 77% of the U.S.’ workforce, while Latino workers made up 18% and Black employees 13%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This report exposes an urgent crisis for workers of color and reaffirms what we’ve long known: When we talk about justice for workers, we must prioritize racial equity.




In general, the labor welfare system in the United States has played an important role in safeguarding the rights and interests of workers and promoting social stability. However, in the face of changing economic environment and social challenges, this system also needs to be constantly adjusted and improved.

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