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New OSHA Report; The Costs of Not Protecting Our Workforce

Work injuries and illnesses exact a tremendous toll on society. Despite the decades-old legal requirement that employers provide workplaces free of serious hazards, every year, more than three million workers are seriously injured, and thousands more are killed on the job. 441 more words


Stagehands' youth movement pays off with organizing win at Varsity Theater

After an organizing drive fueled by young activists and backed by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, workers at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown have a union. 498 more words


Remembering the Women Who Died Making it America

You’ve heard the phrase, “By the grace of G-d go I.” It means, it could have easily been me, my friends, or, in this case, my great-grandmother. 237 more words


Burned McDonald’s Workers File Complaint Over Poor Working Conditions

McDonald’s employees in 19 cities have filed health and safety complaints against the fast food giant over lax standards that they say led workers to sustain severe burns on the job. 166 more words

A Chinese state-owned company is linked to Bangladesh's latest factory collapse

The roof of the Mongla Cement Factory in southern Bangladesh collapsed yesterday, killing at least 8 workers, injuring 50, and trapping dozens more who are feared dead. 231 more words

Attack on Maplewood nurses prompts legislation to prevent future assaults

Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell warned senators on the Health, Human Services and Housing Committee that the video footage he would show in their hearing yesterday, taken during a patient’s attack on nurses at St. 615 more words

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