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.
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.
Environmental activists, among them many union members, are escalating their protests against approval of the pipeline.
On Feb. 3, 1971 there was a major explosion at the Thiokol Chemical Plant located near Woodbine, Georgia.
The coal miners were underpaid Eastern Europeans who were told not to complain about their substandard and dangerous working conditons.
The disaster shook the people of Calumet and surrounding communities in the copper-rich Keweenaw region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
When it comes to the transformation of the global economy from high-carbon, polluting energy sources to a more sustainable future, the U.S. risks falling behind.
1907 was a particularly troubling year in West Virginia, during which a total of 3,242 people were killed in mining accidents.
The typhoon destroyed several hospitals, along with homes, schools, power lines, bridges and virtually everything else.
There are some 6,000-plus lobster boat workers in Maine that best fit Victor Hugo's general description of them more than a century ago - toilers of the sea.