OSHA shut the shipyard after inspectors found workers suffered from lead poisoning and exposure to harmful contaminants.
"We're going to get this done for the 400,000 Californians who deserve the dignity of an eight-hour day."
The latest green vs. blue conundrum has taken the form of a dispute between labor leaders, and controversy has kicked in.
The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.
"Things are going fine" in the talks with ExxonMobil, "but it's a slow process."
TransCanada, Keystone XL's sponsor, sued in federal court in Houston to overturn the federal rejection of the pipeline project.
"When toxic flame retardants burn - and they do burn - it creates a serious health risk for our members."
The challenge for Canadian workers adapting to climate change is to be prepared to find new ways of doing business.
Unions and allies are staging a sit-in at COP 21 following the release of the Draft Paris Outcome.
Labor leaders presented real plans and logical solutions for creating clean jobs that sustain the labor movement and reduce or eliminate harm to the environment.