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Chipotle signs “Fair Food” pact with Immokalee workers

Following a six-year struggle, the CIW signed an agreement Oct. 4 with Chipotle Mexican Grill, ending their campaign against the company.

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Fatal work injuries down slightly in 2011

The number of fatal occupational injuries nationwide dropped to 4,609 in 2011.

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NFL players to owners: End lockout of refs

Citing the threat to the players' health and safety the NFL Players Association formally asked league owners to end the NFL's lockout of the regular referees.

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Shell starts - and pauses - Arctic drilling

Ignoring the collective outrage of environmental groups, oil giant Shell began drilling into the Arctic, boring holes 1,400 feet beneath the Chukchi Sea's floor.

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Workers remain solid one year into fight against Verizon

"It's not just about CWA and IBEW any more - it's about one union fighting a greedy company."

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Today in labor and people’s history: Medicare and Medicaid established

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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Striking Red Cross workers' life blood on the line

"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."

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Labor hits delay on new safety rule

The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.

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