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Today in Labor History: Wildfire kills 78 firefighters

It is believed to be the largest fire in U.S. history and the deadliest until the September 11 attacks in 2001

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OSHA goes after Ohio Bell for punishing injured workers

OSHA is really pissed off at Ohio Bell, especially when it disciplines workers for reporting on-the-job injuries that would be considered "little things."

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.

Big business floods Congress with demands to de-regulate

Corporations officially unveiled loads of pet projects, wish-lists, and regulations they want axed during a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The labor movement says it's corporate arm-twisting of lawmakers on the issue of regulations.

Union happy with new Obama crackdown on mine owners

Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.

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Steelworkers lobby for jobs, jobs, jobs -- good, green and safe

WASHINGTON — "Our people want to work!" Rep. Betty Sutton of Ohio declared at the 1,000-strong Steelworker Rapid Response Conference here  on May 6.

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Filmmakers launch 16deathsperday.com to strengthen worker safety laws

Sixteen workers die every day on the job. It's past time to do something about it.