Labor News


Disabled workers paid sub-minimum wages in sheltered workshops

People with intellectual or physical disabilities are often working in "sheltered workshops" across this nation for sub-minimum wage.


Today in women's history: Physician Sarah Dolley born

She was supportive of women's rights, and instrumental in the formation of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1893.

Why Missouri's assisted healthcare system is sick

 I've witnessed healthcare workers in a suffocating environment that is dubious from start to finish. 


NNU: Big hospital chain retaliates vs. nurses who led patient safety campaign

"These disgraceful firings are being carried out in direct retaliation for the public advocacy of these courageous nurses."


Reproductive clinic law could impact organizers, workers rights

The case involves whether the 35-foot limit violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its free speech guarantees.


Miners’ deaths increased in 2013

Deaths in the nation's mines rose from 36 in 2012 to 42 in 2013, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported.


Fighting for fast food workers in Silicon Valley

Around 50 representatives of labor and community groups rallied Dec. 5 in support of workers at a McDonald's here as part of the national day of action for fast food workers.


Young workers may pay zero premiums under Obamacare

The no premium plans were designed to encourage young and healthy people to enter (some) exchanges easily, enroll, and not worry about paying a penalty.


Miners reach retiree settlement with Patriot Coal

TRIANGLE, Va.- The United Mine Workers of America has reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal that will provide funding of more than $400 million to cover future health care benefits for retirees affected by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal.


Senator: Coal mine owners treat workers as "property"

WASHINGTON (PAI)-The nation's coal mine owners "so victimize" their workers that the workers "come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine," a leading congressional advocate for the miners says.

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