Labor News

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Railroad whistleblowers face retaliation, urge OSHA prosecutions, heftier fines

OSHA's role needs strengthening, because "even as a union officer, I'm not that well-protected," said one worker.

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OSHA issues rule to curb silica dust exposure

The Obama administration today issued a final rule that it says would cut workers' exposure to harmful silica dust in half.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: Hundreds gather in solidarity with workers

New Yorkers have long assembled to commemorate the anniversary of one of the greatest travesties in United States labor history.

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Unionists cheer as railroad adminstration proposes two-person train crews

This is seen as a big win for rail workers, their unions, their members and rail safety.

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Suffering the insufferable because of economic insecurity: Women in the economy

A large number of presenters addressed several aspects of the crisis of women's work today.

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Justice Dept. to prosecutors: Tackle job safety crimes, other abuses

The point is to make violations of job safety more costly to errant companies, hopefully deterring the firms from breaking the law in the first place.

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Arkansas poultry workers see wages plucked

Tyson Foods delivered the news to shareholders that its income soared by 49 percent; but the poultry workers who made all this money for the chicken titan face serious struggles.

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Construction workers killed on the job, manager goes to jail

On Christmas Eve 2009, when the scaffolding they were working on broke in half, four workers were not wearing safety lines and fell thirteen floors.

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House GOP votes to curb asbestos victims’ class action suits

The House's GOP majority rammed through legislation to curb class action suits and throw open asbestos' victims medical records/payments.

 

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