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Ohioans brave severe cold to back oil strikers

"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."

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Union not surprised by flare-up at Whiting, Ind. BP plant

"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."

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Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.

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Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."

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Houston, we have a problem: Strike at major oil refineries

"Houston has the worst record in Texas, and Texas has the worst record in the nation when it comes to workplace fatalities or catastrophes."

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Oil industry obstinance on safety forces steelworkers to strike

Oil industry obstinance, especially its refusal to even discuss worker safety issues, forced tens of thousands of Steelworkers to strike.

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Grapes of Wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize

No union can survive without being able to win contracts and thus being able to make substantial changes in wages and conditions.

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Need for bathroom breaks is no joke!

We've heard of employers mistreating their workers, but the following item out of Seattle is the latest entry in the "You gotta be kidding" category.

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Los Angeles-Long Beach port truckers again forced to strike

Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.

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Yuck! What’s on my chicken?

"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."

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