Labor News

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Consumers League warns teens about summer jobs that can kill

"Always follow safety training. Working safely and carefully may slow you down, but ignoring safe work procedures is a fast track to injury."

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Washington, DC “Circulator” bus drivers win right to refuse to drive unsafe buses

Drivers of the popular bus line in downtown Washington will get paid on par with Metrobus drivers, and won't have to drive unsafe vehicles.

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Beyoncé sweatshop controversy shines spotlight on harsh conditions of working women

UK-based press reports that Sri Lankan workers who make Beyoncé's new clothing line are being exploited. Now what?

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Lack of OSHA inspectors, plus corporate greed: a recipe for worker abuse

This week a new report from Oxfam showed the ugliness of corporate greed in America's food processing plants. 

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Railroad whistleblowers face retaliation, urge OSHA prosecutions, heftier fines

OSHA's role needs strengthening, because "even as a union officer, I'm not that well-protected," said one worker.

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OSHA issues rule to curb silica dust exposure

The Obama administration today issued a final rule that it says would cut workers' exposure to harmful silica dust in half.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: Hundreds gather in solidarity with workers

New Yorkers have long assembled to commemorate the anniversary of one of the greatest travesties in United States labor history.

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Unionists cheer as railroad adminstration proposes two-person train crews

This is seen as a big win for rail workers, their unions, their members and rail safety.

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Suffering the insufferable because of economic insecurity: Women in the economy

A large number of presenters addressed several aspects of the crisis of women's work today.

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