Labor News

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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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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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Labor switches to defense on legislative agenda

Bill Samuel, the AFL-CIO legislative director, explains the new math on Capitol Hill and in state houses around the country, and its impact on labor's agenda.

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Bad news for workers: Kline hates EFCA, opposes tougher OSHA penalties

WASHINGTON (PAI) - John Kline, the Republican who will take over the House Education and Labor Committee next year, hates the Employee Free Choice Act and opposes tougher penalties for job safety and health violations.

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BP admits guilt in Texas City safety violations

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.

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Laundry workers tired of dirty treatment

CLEVELAND - Workers rallied at Sodexo Laundry here July 8, saying they were tired of low pay and unsafe, demeaning working conditions, and want a union.

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OSHA to publicly shame job safety violators

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration "will use not just our normal inspection system, but regulation by shaming" against notorious job safety and health violators.

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Obama at miners’ memorial asks ‘How can we fail them?’

"How can a nation that relies on its miners not do everything in its power to protect them?" the president said to the thousands at Sunday's memorial in Beckley, W.Va.

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