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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 70 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 11:17 AM PDT with 140 Recommends
To give voice to 35 workers killed on the job over the past 35 years at a massive refinery in Texas City, hundreds of surviving family members, co-workers and friends gathered there last month to ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 06:49 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
The fast food worker strikes of the past few years aren't just about higher pay, they're also about improving working conditions. This Monday, a group of McDonald's workers pressed that part of ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 10:24 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Workers' compensation is supposed to take care of workers who are injured on the job. But around 60 percent of ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 05:30 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
The federal government is trying to do a better job tracking workplace injuries , which would make it easier for workers to show that they were injured on the job and get some compensation. But�
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 08:18 AM PST with 39 Recommends
A reminder: Gov. Rick Perry wants companies to ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 50 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM PST with 45 Recommends
The subject title comes from a sentence in this report from actual Wisconsin Professionals, in the Construction Trades, making a complaint sent to OSHA about the esteemed elitist Gov. Walker and the ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Earlier in the week, eight workers ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 86 comments on Fri May 23, 2014 at 06:52 AM PDT with 205 Recommends
Better than distributing bottled water after a chemical spill, West Virginia, would be regulating corporations to prevent them from poisoning water in the first place. But Americans for the ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 06:33 AM PST with 7 Recommends
KETV news An explosion at an ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM PST with 34 Recommends
It’s reprehensible that thousands of workers still are killed on the job every year. It’s unconscionable that workers suffer for reporting hazards. And it’s outrageous that illegally fired ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 06:32 AM PST with 18 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently proposed a long-overdue change in silica dust regulations. The permissible exposure limit for silica dust has not been changed since 1971;
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
After fast-food workers took to the streets in protest of low wages, panic ensued, and Fox News immediately launched a counter-offensive by putting on a high-priced lobbyist to argue that America's ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 01:24 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Click to enlarge, then look for Louisiana way over at ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 01:02 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Until the fire in 1911, the Triangle Waist Company in New York City employed about 500 workers, mostly young immigrant women, who worked nine hours a day on weekdays and seven hours on Saturdays, ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
When we think about workplace fatalities, it's natural that we think about cases like the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which at this writing had caused ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 05:55 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
BY BILL MOYERS & MICHAEL WINSHIP Originally posted at BillMoyers.com If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range -- an icy 15 percent by last ...
by Bill Moyers
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 01:21 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
My father was a senior executive for Fireman's Fund Insurance Cos. based in San Francisco. At that time FF was the second largest marine and casualty underwriter in the world after Lloyd's of London.
by Deep Throat
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 83 comments on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM PDT with 83 Recommends