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Unions to lobby for "energy democracy" at Paris climate talks

Unions worldwide will make sure the voices and needs of working people are included in the UN Climate Change Summit in Paris: The ITUC will lobby negotiators and leaders of 190 countries.

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Job fatalities rise in construction, oil, and gas

"Far too many people are still killed on the job -- 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily."

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Rail workers score big safety win in California

Rail unions have been pushing for two-person crews while rail carriers have been pushing for just one, an engineer.

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Teamsters: railroads won't spend money on track maintenance

"U.S. railroads now transport 400,000 tank-car loads of oil yearly, passing through thousands of cities, towns, and communities where we live."

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Oil workers continue strike against BP despite tentative settlement

"We will continue the strike until we get a fair contract and a safer workplace."

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USW reaches tentative deal with oil industry

The Steelworkers have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Shell as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry.

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On anniversary of BP blast, judge speaks out for strikers

The former judge who heard the 4,016 cases in the explosion's aftermath is speaking out for the strikers.

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Nurses welcome veto of Keystone XL bill

"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."

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Union not surprised by flare-up at Whiting, Ind. BP plant

"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."

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Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.

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