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The BP Texas City oil plant blast: What’s changed and what hasn’t

Nine years ago, on March 23, 2005, the British Petroleum oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, an hour south of Houston, in so many words, blew up.

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Mailman wonders how he made it through the winter

A National Weather Service meteorologist has given Metro Detroit the number # 1 ranking in its "misery index." And I deliver mail on foot, house to house, six days a week. That probably explains why I talk to my shoes. I may be delirious.

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Building trades unions: Remake the nation's infrastructure!

With GOP opposition keeping the federal government from moving on Obama-backed legislation that would create massive numbers of jobs, the unions, at their legislative conference mapped out specific proposals to get the job done.

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Food contracts cycle underway again for Southern Calif. Teamsters, UFCW

A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations.

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Nurses demand that State Department vouch for safety of XL pipeline

The NNU believes the State Department has done an indequate review of what appears to be serious risks for public health posed by the pipeline.

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Oregon ‘right-to-work’ initiative dropped

Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at the Oregon ballot in November. 

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Toast St. Patrick with union-made beer

When you heft a mug, make sure the brew is union-made!  Here's a list of union-made beers, for St. Patrick's Day, or any other feast.

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New postal union leader seeks to halt latest privatization scheme

As far as Mark Dimondstein is concerned, the members of the Postal Workers are going to be out in the streets even more than they already are.

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Good Jobs First analysis: The corporate rich get richer

States and cities frequently shower firms with millions of dollars in tax breaks, all in the name of gaining - or keeping - jobs. The corporate rich get richer from it.

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Navy hired company blocking union organizing rights

An Australian ship building company in Mobile, Ala., hired by the Navy is forcing workers to follow bad construction plans and, at the same time, is blocking their effort to unionize.

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