Labor News

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OSHA to take first steps this fall towards potential rule to curb workplace violence

The request for a new rule came from National Nurses United; RNs have been prime victims of workplace violence.

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Nurses union asks OSHA for workplace violence standard

National Nurses United has formally petitioned OSHA to pass a new standard that would help prevent violent attacks on healthcare workers.

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Rail workers group condemns allowance of single-worker freight trains

Railroad workers are organizing for more effective rulemaking.

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Consumers League warns teens about summer jobs that can kill

"Always follow safety training. Working safely and carefully may slow you down, but ignoring safe work procedures is a fast track to injury."

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Washington, DC “Circulator” bus drivers win right to refuse to drive unsafe buses

Drivers of the popular bus line in downtown Washington will get paid on par with Metrobus drivers, and won't have to drive unsafe vehicles.

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Beyoncé sweatshop controversy shines spotlight on harsh conditions of working women

UK-based press reports that Sri Lankan workers who make Beyoncé's new clothing line are being exploited. Now what?

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Lack of OSHA inspectors, plus corporate greed: a recipe for worker abuse

This week a new report from Oxfam showed the ugliness of corporate greed in America's food processing plants. 

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Railroad whistleblowers face retaliation, urge OSHA prosecutions, heftier fines

OSHA's role needs strengthening, because "even as a union officer, I'm not that well-protected," said one worker.

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OSHA issues rule to curb silica dust exposure

The Obama administration today issued a final rule that it says would cut workers' exposure to harmful silica dust in half.

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