Labor News

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Budget cuts hampered response to giant fire, firefighters charge

LOS ANGELES - In the latest indication of how budget cuts endanger public safety, the firefighters union president says the mayor's slashes hampered the response to the huge Station Fire in September.

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Transit workers’ rally highlights safety, budget woes

CLEVELAND - A rally protesting the Regional Transit Authority's refusal to address worker and rider safety in contract talks dramatized the challenge facing public transit systems in today's economic crisis.

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Filmmakers launch 16deathsperday.com to strengthen worker safety laws

Sixteen workers die every day on the job. It's past time to do something about it.

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Air traffic controllers: ‘Bring safety out of the 1950s’

Air traffic controllers want the Federal Aviation Administration to bring air traffic safety out of the 1950s and into the 21st century.

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