Firefighters can smell smoke on their hair and skin for days after a fire; chemicals get into skin through the pores.
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.
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.
NIOSH found what UFCW called "a drastic level of injury" to workers even at the present speeds.
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.
Nine years ago, on March 23, 2005, the British Petroleum oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, an hour south of Houston, in so many words, blew up.
Elected officials, clergy, community, and union members joined in a spirited protest outside the McDonalds in this city's Fair Haven neighborhood Mar. 18.
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.
People with intellectual or physical disabilities are often working in "sheltered workshops" across this nation for sub-minimum wage.
She was supportive of women's rights, and instrumental in the formation of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1893.