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1.  The price of a worker’s life in America: OSHA fines Caterpillar $145,027 for “willful” safety violation that led to Steven Dierkes’ death  

2022-11-11
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World Socialist Web Site
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Steven Dierkes fell into a vat of molten iron at Caterpillar’s Mapleton, Illinois, foundry on June 2, instantly incinerating him.

2.  Trump Judge Allows Starbucks to Assail Press Freedom  

2022-11-02
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FAIR
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Notorious anti-union coffee giant Starbucks has won a major victory against both organized labor and press freedom. The post Trump Judge Allows Starbucks to Assail Press Freedom appeared first on FAIR.

3.  You Probably Aren’t Getting Paid Overtime. Here’s Why.  

2022-05-12
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California Expose
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How employers get away with denying workers income they used to earn. The post You Probably Aren’t Getting Paid Overtime. Here’s Why. appeared first on .

4.  DC insider explains how the Supreme Court could make your life more dangerous  

2022-05-02
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Alternet.org
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Your life could get a lot more dangerous. Republican appointees on the Supreme Court seem poised to strip away basic safety standards for our workplaces, our food, our air and water.Congress gives federal agencies the authority to enact regulations that protect us in our daily lives. Congress define...

5.  Wisconsin Judge Amazingly Rules 7 Health Care Workers Cannot Switch Jobs  

2022-01-25
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ZeroHedge News
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Wisconsin Judge Amazingly Rules 7 Health Care Workers Cannot Switch Jobs Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Telling people they cannot quit for a better opportunity is blatantly unconstitutional. But that just happened in Wisconsin... The Appleton, Wisconsin Post-Crescent reports Fox Valle...

7.  Judge imposes strike ban on 17,000 BNSF railway workers  

2022-01-27
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World Socialist Web Site
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While the United States never tires of lecturing other countries about their violation of “human rights” and “democracy,” the US government regularly runs roughshod over the basic rights of workers, including their right to strike and their right to a safe and healthy work environment.

8.  Starbucks Has Fired Several Union Leaders in Memphis  

2022-02-08
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Jacobin Magazine
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On Tuesday, Starbucks fired several leaders of an organizing drive at a Memphis, Tennessee store, one of more than fifty locations nationwide that are unionizing. Starbucks Workers United says that the company fired seven workers, “virtually the entire union leadership after they spoke to the media....

9.  Workers at Largest GM Plant in Mexico Win Historic Vote for New Independent Union After 2019 Reforms  

2022-02-09
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Democracy Now!
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In Mexico, thousands of workers at the country’s largest General Motors plant have won a historic vote to form an independent union, breaking from a tradition of corrupt unions tied to elites who cut deals with corporations to keep wages and benefits low. We go to Guanajuato, Mexico, to speak with historia...

10.  A U.S. Court Just Intervened to Stop 17,000 Railroad Workers From Going On Strike  

2022-02-03
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In These Times
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A conversation with Jeff Kurtz, a railway engineer and union member for 40 years.

11.  BNSF unions can't strike over attendance policy, judge rules  

2022-01-28
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A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked union workers from one of the country’s largest freight companies from striking over a new attendance policy.