Her life was featured in Silkwood (1983), an Academy Award-nominated film based on an original screenplay by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen.
The workers have been living in dormitory-style housing for up to six months, getting paid only $1.50 per hour and a $50 a day allowance.
On this day in 2003, the Northeast of the United States and Canada experienced a massive blackout, which affected 50 million people.
Just how old and how badly in need of upgrading is the U.S. power grid?
Members of USW Local 8565 are picketing Rotek, Inc. protesting the company's unilateral implementation of a contract slashing wages 20-30 percent as well as deep cuts in benefits.
Construction unions called Obama's ruling a "job killer," but at least five unions sided with environmental groups against Keystone.
The union says oil companies' closure of three big refineries in the Philadelphia area - and a plan to demolish one plant if its owner can't find a buyer - could lead to oil shortages in the Northeast.
Four U.S. construction unions signed a Project Labor Agreement on Sept. 14 with a large Canadian energy company, to build a big trans-national oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas' Gulf Coast.
BP has finally agreed to pay millions in fines and repairs for its deadly 2005 refinery blast - but the whole industry is "a mess," the Steelworkers union says.
The Steelworkers union and the American Wind Energy Association have agreed to work together to develop the wind power industry - with U.S. workers in U.S. factories.