April

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Alabama says it can fire workers for telling the truth

In certain circumstances, the state of Alabama says, it can fire or discipline a state worker who tells the truth - even if the truth exposes fraud and corruption.

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Firefighters battle cancer as well as flames in toxic homes

Firefighters can smell smoke on their hair and skin for days after a fire; chemicals get into skin through the pores.

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Mississippi Nissan workers seek State Department help in dealing with company

The UAW and IndustriALL asked the State Department to mediate the battle between the auto giant and workers at its plant who are trying to unionize.

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Weak laws let whistleblower at Caterpillar plant hang out to dry

A veteran UAW worker and safety committeeman at Caterpillar's big plant in Peoria, Ill. found out that federal job safety and health law protecting whistle-blowers is weak - very weak.

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Postal workers in 27 states rally against Staples privatization plan

Postal Workers members and community allies are rallying today at 50 Staples stores in 27 states as part of a National Day of Action.

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Fight for $15 takes step forward

Two hugely significant reports just released have given credibility and energy to the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

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Workers win two in the courts

Two separate groups of union workers - public workers in Florida and American Airlines retirees nationwide - racked up big wins in separate courts in recent days.

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Workers Memorial Day to highlight jobs that kill

Eddie Mallon is 70 years old. As a Laborers Local 147 member in New York, he worked as a sandhog for 44 years. He doesn't now, because that job - eventually - will kill him.

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Fight for 15 movement hits Springfield, Missouri

This Friday afternoon in Springfield, Missouri, a small group of fast food workers gathered in the meeting room of a public library to discuss their fight for a living wage.

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Players and Northwestern to battle at NLRB after Apr. 25 vote

College football players who want to unionize and their foe, Northwestern University, filed their written arguments with the NLRB on Apr. 16.

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