In a surprising move the defense team for accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, rested its case Nov. 16 without presenting any witnesses.
"The company wanted to tell the workers the union can't do a damn thing for you."
"Far too many people are still killed on the job -- 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily."
In other words: To make money for the shareholders, workers have to go without; to keep the banks happy, public schools have to tighten their belts.
The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.
Putting intercity bus drivers under federal overtime pay laws would raise their pay, lower their fatigue, and cut fatal bus crashes and deaths.
Rail unions have been pushing for two-person crews while rail carriers have been pushing for just one, an engineer.
Beryllium is a heavy metal whose inhalation causes a chronic lung disease and may lead to lung cancer.
"After 1981, Reagan and his followers willingly donned the mantle of union-busters." The firing of air traffic controllers was just the beginning.
Hernández lost his left leg and arm and part of his right hand when he fell from the top of a moving freight train while trying to reach the U.S. - he was desperate.