Labor News

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Today in labor history: Everettville mine explosion

Only nine of the men working in the mine at the time of the disaster were able to escape, after one of them got to safety and returned with a rescue team and equipment.

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Today in labor history: First Earth Day teach-in held

The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

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An open letter to the coal companies

Positions of authority, millions of dollars of personal wealth, slick public relations consultants, $1,000 per hour lawyers, privilege, and power cannot conceal the true purpose of this bankruptcy.

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Unions push plan for green infrastructure jobs

 Just how old and how badly in need of upgrading is the U.S. power grid?

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Environmental and union leaders say unity is a must

Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.

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Sharp drop in mine deaths and injuries

Deaths and injuries in the nation's mines, including its coal mines, fell in 2012 to some of their lowest recorded levels.

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Paperworkers end strike, resume talks with Nippon

Union paperworkers walked their picket line round-the-clock last week demanding that Nippon Paper resume "good faith" contract talks. They ended the walkout when the company came back to the bargaining table.

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Largest union sportsman’s event in Ohio highlights conservation project

The Pipefitter's Hall was packed, over 500 folks filing in for what was the eighth in a series of Union Sportsmen's Alliance public events.

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Workers expose dirty secrets of recycling industry

Most of us don't know what happens to our recycling after we take it to the curb each week.

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Time to leave the coastlines

We have seen and heard many, many tragic stories since the impact of Sandy - the base line for future storms.

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