Labor

                
  • Mining families still gripped with grief, anger

    Mining families still gripped with grief, anger

    February 17, 2006

    Once the CNN trucks roll out, the national story dies on the vine, but for mining families and the United Mine Workers union in West Virginia, the recent coal mine disasters just won’t go away. After...

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  • Mine safety reviewed after 18 deaths

    Mine safety reviewed after 18 deaths

    February 10, 2006

    PITTSBURGH — Across the coal fields Feb. 6, production stopped for one hour as miners and safety experts, some company and some union, met to review and improve safety procedures following the deaths of 18 coal...

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  • THIS WEEK IN LABOR

    THIS WEEK IN LABOR

    February 10, 2006

    Asbestos bill toxic The interests of asbestos makers and their insurers “have become paramount and the needs of victims have become secondary” in the asbestos bill being debated in the Senate, said AFL-CIO President John Sweeney...

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  • N.Y. transit dispute still unresolved

    N.Y. transit dispute still unresolved

    February 10, 2006

    NEW YORK — The dispute between Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority following transit workers’ rejection of a proposed contract continues. While the union is seeking to return to good faith bargaining,...

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  • Iranian govt uses force on Tehran transport strikers

    Iranian govt uses force on Tehran transport strikers

    February 3, 2006

    Iranian police brutally attacked activists of the Tehran and Suburbs Public Transport Trade Union over the Jan. 28-29 weekend. Their strike was violently broken up and nearly 1,200 trade union activists and strikers were arrested. The...

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