Labor News

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New AFL-CIO report shows weaknesses in safety, health enforcement

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.

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On Workers Memorial Day: The words of the dead

USW members who work for Marathon have gone without pay for nearly three months because they know what's at stake: Their lives.

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Eleven “must knows” about safety for Workers Memorial Day

Unions observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.

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OSHA sets high goals for National Safety Stand-Down event

In a follow-up to Workers Memorial Day, OSHA will stage the largest occupational safety event ever next month.

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Teamsters: railroads won't spend money on track maintenance

"U.S. railroads now transport 400,000 tank-car loads of oil yearly, passing through thousands of cities, towns, and communities where we live."

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USW local ratifies new pact with Honeywell, ends long lockout

The plant was scheduled to reopen Apr. 1 but the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission must recertify the workers before all can return.

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Oil workers continue strike against BP despite tentative settlement

"We will continue the strike until we get a fair contract and a safer workplace."

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Workers getting burned by McDonald's greed

"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."

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On anniversary of BP blast, judge speaks out for strikers

The former judge who heard the 4,016 cases in the explosion's aftermath is speaking out for the strikers.

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West Virginia workers launch "insurrection" in state capital

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.

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