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OSHA hits poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride, UFCW calls “medical malfeasance”

Pilgrim's Pride "did not furnish a place of employment free from the recognized hazards likely to cause or serious physical harm" to workers.

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New Jersey public pensions battle goes down to the wire

The pension battle began several years ago when Christie claimed the state not only wouldn't pay its part of the pensions, but couldn't afford to do so.

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UFCW: Tentative deal reached with Ralphs and Vons/Albertsons

"We are happy to say that the corporate owners of Ralphs and Vons/Albertsons have agreed to a proposed contract."

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NLRB forcing employers to reimburse illegally fired workers

"The board should not require the victims of unfair labor practices to bear the consequential costs imposed on them by a respondent's unlawful conduct."

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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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Two massive unions, SEIU and AFSCME, announce partnership, potential merger

The detailed plan builds on an existing alliance between those two unions and the American Federation of Teachers.

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Striking Walmart workers in China contact U.S. Walmart activists

"We are going to stand our ground," Zhang Liya, a founding member of the workers' network, told the Chinese labor paper.

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The day after: Labor launches big battleground blitz

"Working people are an unstoppable force when we stick together," said AFL-CIO President Trumka.

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UN human rights official cites attacks on worker rights in U.S.

"Racism and the exclusion, persecution, and marginalization that come with it, affect the enabling environment for the exercise of association and assembly rights."

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OSHA to take first steps this fall towards potential rule to curb workplace violence

The request for a new rule came from National Nurses United; RNs have been prime victims of workplace violence.

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