The point is to make violations of job safety more costly to errant companies, hopefully deterring the firms from breaking the law in the first place.
Tyson Foods delivered the news to shareholders that its income soared by 49 percent; but the poultry workers who made all this money for the chicken titan face serious struggles.
On Christmas Eve 2009, when the scaffolding they were working on broke in half, four workers were not wearing safety lines and fell thirteen floors.
The House's GOP majority rammed through legislation to curb class action suits and throw open asbestos' victims medical records/payments.
The conspiracy charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of one-year in jail and possible fines amounting to twice the financial gain resulting from the safety conspiracy.
In a surprising move the defense team for accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, rested its case Nov. 16 without presenting any witnesses.
"The company wanted to tell the workers the union can't do a damn thing for you."
"Far too many people are still killed on the job -- 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily."
In other words: To make money for the shareholders, workers have to go without; to keep the banks happy, public schools have to tighten their belts.
The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.