Labor News

Paper workers deal with death on the job

Jon Maus' name may not have specifically come up at the bargaining conference in of the paperworkers, but his horrifying death did.


Ohio refinery strikers: "We're fighting for families"

Two hundred thirty members of USW Local 624 have been on strike since May at the Husky Energy refinery, mainly over family issues.





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

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


Union workers reject Crystal Sugar’s concession demands

A total of 82 percent of union members voted on the demands. Of those, 63 percent voted to reject Crystal's contract offer.


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."


Cities’ budget cuts target firefighters, slowing responses

From coast to coast, mayors and city councils are hacking away at firefighters' ranks in desperate attempts to cut budgets and save cash by cutting workers.


Striking workers converge on Red Cross headquarters

Northern Ohio Red Cross workers brought their anger and frustration to the agency's National Headquarters in Washington.


Mine workers: Federal mine safety agency's deficiencies helped lead to fatal disaster

Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts adds the agency was also victim of lack of funds and mis-directed priorities imposed by the GOP Bush government in the years before the blast.


Citing public safety concerns, Red Cross workers strike

The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.

Feds hit Houston oil pipe firm with $1m safety violation fine

OSHA inspectors found 13 willful violations, with a fine of $70,000 each, including unguarded presses, no guards on machines for cutting I-beams, and pipes and no brakes on overhead cranes.

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