Labor News

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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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Blankenship verdict: guilty on misdemeanor, innocent on felony charges

The conspiracy charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of one-year in jail and possible fines amounting to twice the financial gain resulting from the safety conspiracy.

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UBB mine disaster: Blankenship trial's end at hand

In a surprising move the defense team for accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, rested its case Nov. 16 without presenting any witnesses.

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Court says Caterpillar must admit union inspector

"The company wanted to tell the workers the union can't do a damn thing for you."

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Job fatalities rise in construction, oil, and gas

"Far too many people are still killed on the job -- 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily."

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