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Workers get killed and injured every day on the job: just the daily toll the "free market" exacts for the glory of CEOs and their enrichment. Mostly, no one goes to jail--sound familiar?--because ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 03:51 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Yesterday, the USDA released the final rule on a new inspection system for poultry products. The system will transfer a majority of poultry inspections from government inspectors to self-policing by ...
by Pakalolo
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 04:20 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Surprised no one's mentioned this yet, but Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart , claiming that its negligence resulted in one of its trucks plowing into Morgan's limo back in June. For those who don't ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 05:32 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Brothers and sisters, this is what unregulated capitalism looks like. A month ago, two coal miners died in West Virginia. Here is the gist from Reuters . May 13 (Reuters) - A West Virginia coal ...
by DWG
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 02:02 PM PDT with 168 Recommends
Tesoro Refinery, Martinez California barred federal safety inspectors after leaking pipes sprayed acid on workers. Tesoro Corporation barred federal inspectors from it's refinery in Pacheco, ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 10:02 AM PST with 63 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones `````````````````````````````````````````
by JayRaye
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST with 14 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones `````````````````````````````````````````
by JayRaye
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
It's nothing personal, it's just business. American CEOs earn the highest executive salaries in the world, but their companies are offshoring jobs overseas for cheaper labor, saying they "have to be ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 11:27 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Earlier today, the Obama administration announced it is suspending Bangladesh's special trade privileges due to numerous problems in that country's garment industry . In a letter to Congress on ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 03:25 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Saturday June 27, 1903 From The Appeal ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones Thursday June 11, 1903 Morenci, ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 10:22 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Sunday June 7, 1903 Chicago, Illinois - Dainty Lady Blows Whistle, Calls Girls Out On Strike Leo Schultz who was arrested yesterday at the Athletic Club while calling the workers there out on strike,
by JayRaye
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
(Click to enlarge) The Independent UK has a good rundown of the Gap ...
by Jen Sorensen
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
So Wal-Mart refuses to sign on to reforms for Bangladesh factories drawn up by labor groups and NGO's: Wal-Mart will not sign Bangladesh accord Color me un-surprised. Of course the uber-greedy ...
by Tweedledee5
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:40 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
As early news of the Bangladesh factory collapse spread last week, a conversation was overheard in corporate offices whose names read like the label emblazoning the butt of your jeans: “Crap. ...
by Sagebrush Grouse
Comment Count 43 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:41 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
Sunday, April 28, is Workers' Memorial Day, a day set aside for rememberence of those who were hurt or killed on the job. Each year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day, working people throughout ...
by TomP
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 08:50 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
by WALTER BRASCH José Lara just wanted a job. A company working in the natural gas fields needed a man to power wash wastewater tanks. Clean off the debris. Make them shining again. And so José
by brasch
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:32 AM PST with 86 Recommends
First the good news: Yesterday, Cal-OSHA, announced $60,000 in fines against two of Walmart's subcontractors in Southern California. This is a significant victory. However... The workers who blew ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:00 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Topics: Dolphin deaths investigated by Southern Miss marine scientists, Dolphin Deaths: BP Oil Spill May Have Contributed To High Mortality Rate, Study Finds, Piecing the Puzzle Together on Dolphin ...
by peraspera
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Topics: Blast at BP station kills 1, hurts 2, BP safety back in spotlight as explosion kills worker in US, BP to Pay $5.4 Million over Gender Bias Claims, Congress passes Restore Act, flood ...
by peraspera
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 01:15 PM PDT with 19 Recommends