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Shell starts - and pauses - Arctic drilling

Ignoring the collective outrage of environmental groups, oil giant Shell began drilling into the Arctic, boring holes 1,400 feet beneath the Chukchi Sea's floor.

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Today in labor history: Katrina slams New Orleans

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, leading to the worst natural (and also man-made) disaster in U.S. history.

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Today in labor history: The Great Fire of 1910

The fire burned more than three million acres, an area larger than the size of the state of Connecticut, with at least 92 killed.

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Wage cuts, privatization threaten environmental disaster in San Jose

The trouble started when the city responded to budget deficits with pay and benefit cuts for city workers.

Potato grower accused of labor trafficking

The suit was filed on behalf of two farm workers. They say they were victims of trafficking and other federal and state labor law violations.

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Appalling conditions exposed at farmworker camps

It's hard to make ends meet for many trailer residents.

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IBEW members to install electric car charging stations

Electrical Workers Local 1 and the St. Louis chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association have launched the first electrical car training program in Missouri.

Unions split on Obama Keystone pipeline turndown

Construction unions called Obama's ruling a "job killer," but at least five unions sided with environmental groups against Keystone.

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Domestic Workers United, Occupy Wall Street oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Domestic Workers United, which the AFL-CIO recently honored, and Occupy Wall Street, the anti-greed grass-roots movement labor backs, decided to oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

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Uranium plant, run by scabs, fined for toxic leak

An accident at a uranium-processing plant in Metropolis, Ill, shows the danger of using scab labor in a plant that requires sophisticated and trained workers.

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