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Massachusetts, Michigan minimum wage hikes leave restaurant workers shortchanged

The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.

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AFGE: Veterans Affairs Dept. problems include retaliating vs. whistleblowers

"When they have sounded the alarm our members faced retaliation and intimidation. No one should have to choose between keeping their job and speaking out about threats to patient care."

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For the W. Va. and Turkish Miners: Journal of Catherine Terry, 30 Nov. 1920

Diane Gilliam Fisher is a true poet of miners, their communities, their culture and families.

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Hartford and New Haven join fast-food workers strike in 150 cities

"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."

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Fast food protests to go global May 15

Demonstrations are planned for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and 147 other U.S. cities and also on five other continents.

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Firefighters battle cancer as well as flames in toxic homes

Firefighters can smell smoke on their hair and skin for days after a fire; chemicals get into skin through the pores.

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Workers Memorial Day to highlight jobs that kill

Eddie Mallon is 70 years old. As a Laborers Local 147 member in New York, he worked as a sandhog for 44 years. He doesn't now, because that job - eventually - will kill him.

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Fight for 15 movement hits Springfield, Missouri

This Friday afternoon in Springfield, Missouri, a small group of fast food workers gathered in the meeting room of a public library to discuss their fight for a living wage.

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Study: 57 percent of poultry workers suffer ergonomic ills

NIOSH found what UFCW called "a drastic level of injury" to workers even at the present speeds.

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Regulatory oversight weak in aftermath of Texas City oil plant blast

But OSHA is so short-staffed, say the Steel Workers who represent the workers at Texas City that an average U.S. refinery would get a PSM inspection once every 120 years.

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