USW members who work for Marathon have gone without pay for nearly three months because they know what's at stake: Their lives.
Unions observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.
In a follow-up to Workers Memorial Day, OSHA will stage the largest occupational safety event ever next month.
Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.
"This legislation would improve patient care by establishing minimum nurse-to-patient ratios."
"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."
Some 65 workers at Oaks Corner have been without a contract for two and a half years, and haven't had a raise in eight years.
A massive fight-back has already begun, and even some long-time Republican legislators are questioning the wisdom of the Walker budget.
"The miniscule number of jobs it would create are far outweighed by the enormous damage that this project creates to our health and in accelerating the climate crisis."
"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."