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OSHA hits Wisconsin shipyard with $1.4 million fine for lead poisoning of workers

OSHA shut the shipyard after inspectors found workers suffered from lead poisoning and exposure to harmful contaminants.

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The fight isn’t over for farm worker overtime

"We're going to get this done for the 400,000 Californians who deserve the dignity of an eight-hour day."

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U.S. economic system traps unions in the green vs. blue conflict

The latest green vs. blue conundrum has taken the form of a dispute between labor leaders, and controversy has kicked in.

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Labor Dept. to coal mine owners: Pay black lung victims' claims, then appeal

The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.

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Steelworkers, ExxonMobil, CalOSHA start talks on Torrance refinery explosion

"Things are going fine" in the talks with ExxonMobil, "but it's a slow process."

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Keystone saga continues: Firm sues govt., seeks damages under NAFTA

TransCanada, Keystone XL's sponsor, sued in federal court in Houston to overturn the federal rejection of the pipeline project.

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Firefighters gain allies in drive to ban toxic chemicals in furniture

"When toxic flame retardants burn - and they do burn - it creates a serious health risk for our members."

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Canada’s Yussuff: Unions need to be in forefront on climate change

The challenge for Canadian workers adapting to climate change is to be prepared to find new ways of doing business.

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Unions and allies stage sit-in at Paris climate talks

Unions and allies are staging a sit-in at COP 21 following the release of the Draft Paris Outcome. 

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COP 21: Unions sow the seeds of labor to yield green jobs

Labor leaders presented real plans and logical solutions for creating clean jobs that sustain the labor movement and reduce or eliminate harm to the environment.

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