Low fines and lack of jail terms for heads of firms that disobey or disregard safety provide little incentive for companies to obey the law.
USW members who work for Marathon have gone without pay for nearly three months because they know what's at stake: Their lives.
Unions observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.
In a follow-up to Workers Memorial Day, OSHA will stage the largest occupational safety event ever next month.
"U.S. railroads now transport 400,000 tank-car loads of oil yearly, passing through thousands of cities, towns, and communities where we live."
The plant was scheduled to reopen Apr. 1 but the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission must recertify the workers before all can return.
"We will continue the strike until we get a fair contract and a safer workplace."
"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."
The former judge who heard the 4,016 cases in the explosion's aftermath is speaking out for the strikers.
Demonstrators protesting the national wave of wage and safety cuts and anti-union assaults, were led by the West Virginia AFL-CIO and joined by national labor leaders.