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Chemical That Is Banned in Some European Countries Takes IL Worker's Life, Results in Measly $77,200 Fine

Chemical That Is Banned in Some European Countries Takes IL Worker's Life, Results in Measly $77,200 Fine
Illinois-based Phoenix Industrial Cleaning has been fined $77,200 and issued 28 citations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the death of a worker who was overcome by toxic vapors while cleaning a storage tank.
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Abusing Independent Contractors: KY Business Ordered to Pay Millions in Back Pay

Abusing Independent Contractors: KY Business Ordered to Pay Millions in Back Pay
Kentucky-based cable installer Bowlin Group, LLC has been ordered to pay $1,075,000 in back wages and damages to 196 employees after the Department of Labor (DOL) obtained a consent judgement from a federal court.
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Seattle Coffee Owner Pulls a Papa John's, Adds Surcharge for Sick Leave

Seattle Coffee Owner Pulls a Papa John's, Adds Surcharge for Sick Leave
Remember when Papa John’s, Darden Restaurants and that one Denny’s franchise owner said they were going to pass the costs of health care reform on to customers? Welp, one Seattle company tried to go that very reputation damaging route earlier this year when Paid Sick Leave came to pass.
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72% of 2012 NYC Construction Deaths Took Place on Non-Union Work Sites

72% of 2012 NYC Construction Deaths Took Place on Non-Union Work Sites
A new report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows that construction deaths more than tripled on NYC work sites last year with 21 workplace fatalities versus six the year before.
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Attempt to Curtail Wages, Overtime Pay Thwarted by 200 Protesters in NV

Attempt to Curtail Wages, Overtime Pay Thwarted by 200 Protesters in NV
Over 200 union workers stood outside the Nevada legislature in protest as the Nevada Assembly Government Affairs Committee debated a proposed law that would make drastic changes to the state’s prevailing wage standards.
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Wage War: New Charts Explain Why Americans Are So Broke

Charts provided by the website Visualizing Economics supply a visual answer to the question, "What happened to Wages?"
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Is the Minimum Wage Argument the New Democratic Golden Ticket?

Is the Minimum Wage Argument the New Democratic Golden Ticket?
A minimum wage increase is enjoying broad support across the board among voters. Democrats are currently championing the cause and are in position for a major political victory if the legislation passes. Interestingly, research shows that voter turnout dramatically increases when the minimum wage is part of a ballot initiative.
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Labor Victory for LA Toll Group Drivers

Labor Victory for LA Toll Group Drivers
L.A. Toll Group drivers have ratified their first contract as members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters marking the first such contract in the dryage industry in 30 years. The workers, who haul apparel and merchandise from the L.A. Ports, will receive a $6 raise, paid sick leave, paid overtime, guaranteed shift hours, a pension plan, and more affordable health care coverage.
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Study: Gov. Patrick to Look at MA's Undergound Economy

The study and continued work of the state’s Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Worker Misclassification corresponds with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Miscclassification Initiative. Massachusetts is one of 13 participating states.
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Palm Beach Votes Down New Wage Theft Ordinance

The Palm Beach County wage theft law was modeled after Miami-Dade's version. Miami-Dade’s wage theft law has already withstood a legal challenge. It has been estimated that contractors in Florida deprive workers of between $60-$90 million each year.
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