'We are headed back to the worst anti-labor era of our history, and the engineers of the regression are very good ) at stifling the few voices of protes; The rollback of labor rights and protections since Trump took office is staggering. It puts worker safety at risk and guarantees that many workers will earn less, but that’s not all. Measures to help victims of discrimination receive redress are on the scrap heap. Unions are running scared. It’s a death by a thousand cuts. OSHA is reworking regulation meant to protect workers in construction and shipping from exposure to toxic beryllium, a cause of lung disease. The new idea:eliminate the parts of the rule that require such things as exposure assessment.Trump’s 2018 budget would eliminate a little-known governmental outfit that, as George Zornick reported for The Nation earlier this year, investigates chemical accidents.'