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Employee Safety on Construction Sites Is a Top Priority

In any construction environment, you are going to be warned that safety precedes. Building requires the use of heavy equipment and machinery. 447 more words

Concrete Scanning

Laborers press Minnetonka school board to investigate child-labor charges

Laborers Local 563 today called on the Minnetonka School Board to commission an independent investigation into possible violations of state and federal child-labor laws stemming from construction work at district’s Scenic Heights Elementary School. 393 more words

Union Events

(What's Left of) Our Economy: Why Garment Trade Remains a Deadly Race to the Bottom

More than a year has passed since the Rana Plaza factory collapse killed 1,100 Bangladeshi textile workers in April, 2013, and it continues to amaze me how even avowed champions of safer third world workplaces have ignored the role new trade policies need to make in achieving genuine reform. 364 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Unions raise safety concerns at Ridgedale mall construction site

MINNETONKA – Laborers, bricklayers, painters, electricians and other union craftspeople picketed together outside Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka this morning, targeting several contractors working inside the mall that are undermining area wage and safety standards, according to the unions. 558 more words

Union Events

Samsung workers claim job is making them sick with rare diseases

“When Han Hye-kyung finished high school and got a job at Samsung, her family celebrated with a barbecue,” Chico Harlan reports for The Sydney Morning Herald. 428 more words

News

The many ways companies profit from hastening employees' deaths

Hundreds of companies have taken out life insurance policies that will pay them tens of billions of dollars when their employees die. Bank of America stands to make $20 billion alone from the demise of its workers. 590 more words

Finance

TGIF: offical birthday, thanks for the memories

The current monarch of Great Britain just celebrated her 88th birthday, that was the official birthday it is celebrated some months apart from her actual one. 428 more words

Environment