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ATU: “A Common-Sense Bus Safety Proposal”

Putting intercity bus drivers under federal overtime pay laws would raise their pay, lower their fatigue, and cut fatal bus crashes and deaths.

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Rail workers score big safety win in California

Rail unions have been pushing for two-person crews while rail carriers have been pushing for just one, an engineer.

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OSHA proposes cutting worker exposure to beryllium by 90 percent

Beryllium is a heavy metal whose inhalation causes a chronic lung disease and may lead to lung cancer.

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Today in labor history: Reagan fires air traffic controllers

"After 1981, Reagan and his followers willingly donned the mantle of union-busters." The firing of air traffic controllers was just the beginning.

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"La Bestia" victims call for immigration reform

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.

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D.C. council committee OKs nurse safe-staffing bill

"Nurse-to-patient ratios is sound public policy, raising the bar for public safety."

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Underfunding, one-person crews share responsibility for deadly Amtrak crash

"It strains our collective memory to think of a case where we attack a problem by defunding it when we want a positive outcome."

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New rules require contractors to obey labor laws

Rules will help prevent millions of workers from being subject to harmful or unlawful treatment, especially underpaid women.

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Rail safety problems trigger protests

Railroad Workers United reported that the first protest about safety, or lack of it, on rail lines occurred in Chicago on May 27.

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Call goes out for boycott of Driscoll

A work stoppage began March 17 in the San Quintín Valley, in Baja California, as workers called for a minimum daily wage of 300 pesos, about $20.

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