December

Job safety-mine safety bill fails in House

The Democratic-run House failed on Dec. 8 to pass a major job safety-mine safety bill that needed a two-thirds vote for approval.

Out of work bricklayer tells lawmakers what "hell" is like

The 13-year veteran of Bricklayers Local 1 in New York has been out of work since October. And the West Babylon, Long Island, resident, who provides for his wife, two kids and 86-year-old mother who lives with the family, doesn't see any work coming along for "another five or six months."