I can't get away from this. NPR this morning covered 2 labor related issues. The first one was the recent contract negotiations with rail workers - the guys who build and maintain the tracks - to provide them with paid sick leave! They've gotten 4 paid leave days per year, plus 3 "personal days," with most of the major rail lines. They're still negotiating with BNSF.
The second was about a new federal law providing pregnant works with "reasonable accommodations" at work, with tales of women who were fired because they asked for things like a bottle of water at their work station, and a temporary shift to a position with less heavy lifting.
All I could think as I listened to this was the lyrics from Bodies on the Line (see this post http://hederascorner.blogspot.com/2023/06/labor-issues-are-still-with-us.html) where the management was responding to worker requests for sick time by saying, "Die, and prove it."
Die, and prove it. And I thought we'd moved on.