Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts adds the agency was also victim of lack of funds and mis-directed priorities imposed by the GOP Bush government in the years before the blast.
The initiative is a bold proposal to add an amendment to the Michigan constitution guaranteeing the right of every worker to collectively bargain.
"This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who proved he is right for the job," said Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts ruled against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who signed the new law banning the agreements.
OSHA hit two firms that exploited foreign students at a Hershey candy plant with job safety violations and fines totaling $288,000.
Calling its old website static and often confusing to navigate, the AFL-CIO, after a year of work, revamped its site.
Massey Energy's former security director was sentenced to three years in prison for lying to federal investigators and destroying documents.
Occupy Wall Street and the other anti-capitalist forces could find no greater inspiration than the Industrial Workers of the World.
Students at the University of Virginia this morning began the 12th day of their hunger strike in support of higher wages for university workers.