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Michael Felsen

Michael Felsen

Michael Felsen recently retired as regional solicitor of labor, following a 39-year career with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor in Boston. He currently consults on worker protection strategies with governmental and non-profit organizations.

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In 2020, Ukrainians Gain Whistleblower Rights Trump Has Forsaken Here

The attacks on Yovanovitch, the Trump/Zelensky call whistleblower, and other career civil servants willing to speak truth to power, despite the risks, represent a frontal assault by the President on norms our American democracy depend upon.

Michael Felsen ·


Deporting Workers Makes America Less Safe

We need workers to speak out about potentially unsafe and unlawful conditions at work, without fear of deportation.

Michael Felsen ·


How Deregulation Led to the Opioid Epidemic

In 2001, Congress rescinded the ergonomics standard that was designed to stem a range of common disabling workplace injuries. Absent regulation, injuries increased and large numbers of people were treated with addictive pain medications.

Michael Felsen ·

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