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OSHA fines Tyson 263k after faulty machine amputates worker’s finger

OSHA said the worker had his finger amputated by the machine when he was trying to remove chicken parts jammed in its conveyor belt.

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Sofitel hotel workers in L.A. invisible no more

Workers at the tony Sofitel in Beverly Hills are fed up with rampant wage theft, sexual harassment, and unsafe conditions.

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OSHA hits poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride, UFCW calls “medical malfeasance”

Pilgrim's Pride "did not furnish a place of employment free from the recognized hazards likely to cause or serious physical harm" to workers.

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OSHA hits Wisconsin shipyard with $1.4 million fine for lead poisoning of workers

OSHA shut the shipyard after inspectors found workers suffered from lead poisoning and exposure to harmful contaminants.

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Nurses union asks OSHA for workplace violence standard

National Nurses United has formally petitioned OSHA to pass a new standard that would help prevent violent attacks on healthcare workers.

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VA union blasts recommendation to break up, privatize vets’ health care system

"Destroying this system creates dangerous gaps in treatment and missed opportunities to heal veterans."

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AFGE’s members plan 38 anti-privatization rallies coast to coast to boost VA

AFGE delegates vowed to fight for the agency: Serving the nation's veterans is "a sacred promise, a promise that will never be violated."

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Consumers League warns teens about summer jobs that can kill

"Always follow safety training. Working safely and carefully may slow you down, but ignoring safe work procedures is a fast track to injury."

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Lack of OSHA inspectors, plus corporate greed: a recipe for worker abuse

This week a new report from Oxfam showed the ugliness of corporate greed in America's food processing plants. 

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Labor Dept. to coal mine owners: Pay black lung victims' claims, then appeal

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.

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