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Latinos Have 9% Higher Workplace Fatality Rate, Says New OSHA Report

Latinos Have 9% Higher Workplace Fatality Rate, Says New OSHA Report
The AFL-CIO’s newly released 2014 Death on the Job report provides statistical evidence of the true state of American workplace safety. Since passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, the job fatality rate has been dropped 81 percent, saving the lives of 492,000 American workers. In 2012, nearly 3.8 million workplace injuries were reported, though OSHA estimates that when unreported injuries are included the true number is between 7.6 to 11.4 million.
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It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million

It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million
Boeing broke the law when it tried to break the backs of two now-formed California unions. A judge ordered the aerospace company to pay $47 million in restitution to the engineers that had to fight the union-busting tactics.
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Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort

Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort
An investigative report from Nashville’s News 5 shows that Governor Bill Haslam tied the fate of $300 million in promised tax incentives to the outcome of the United Auto Workers (UAW) organizing effort at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The report also revealed that Sen. Bob Corker had direct email conversations with anti-union organizers which he shared with members of the Haslam Administration.
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Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online

Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online
A new video surfaced on Reddit, a propaganda video from Walmart warning employees not to sign onto efforts to unionize. The blatantly intimidating video also makes the preposterous claim that Walmart employees are happy with their current conditions.
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Indiana Construction Co. Threatened, Intimidated Workers Trying to Unionize, Feds Say

Indiana Construction Co. Threatened, Intimidated Workers Trying to Unionize, Feds Say
An Indiana company, Clear Path Construction, Inc., has been accused of intimidating and harassing workers who are seeking to find information on joining a union. An investigation into the matter has found merit to these claims.
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UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote

UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote
The United Automobile Workers union has decided to appeal the vote by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga not to unionize. Filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the union claims outside interference did not allow for a free and just vote.
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With 136,500 Unemployed, CT Board of Ed May Give TFA $650,940 to Recruit Out-of-State Teachers

With 136,500 Unemployed, CT Board of Ed May Give TFA $650,940 to Recruit Out-of-State Teachers
In an extraordinary statement about the fundamental lack of commitment to Connecticut citizens, the Hartford Board of Education will be meeting tonight to authorize Superintendent Christina Kishimoto to extend the Hartford Board of Education's contract with Teach for America, costing Connecticut and Hartford taxpayers an additional $650,940. Meanwhile, 136,500 Connecticut residents remain unemployed including many trained teachers who already hold Connecticut teacher certificates.
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A Bug in the Free Market Ointment: Conservatives Fight VW Factory's Right to Work with Unions

A Bug in the Free Market Ointment: Conservatives Fight VW Factory's Right to Work with Unions
The New York Times has a piece about a fascinating development in Tennessee, where management in a privately owned auto company, a VW plant in Chattanooga, appears to be working cooperatively with the UAW to organize the plant. The wrinkle is that “outside agitators” are trying to block the union, which is pitting them against both sides — union and management, since the latter thinks organizing the workforce would be helpful.
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DE Republicans Face Uphill Battle to Enact 'Right-to-Work' in Specified Areas

DE Republicans Face Uphill Battle to Enact 'Right-to-Work' in Specified Areas
Republicans in the Delaware General Assembly are pushing a plan to enact “Right-to-Work” in areas of the Blue Hen State. Assembly members are searching for ways to stimulate the state’s sluggish recovery, so Republicans are portraying this textbook anti-worker law as necessary to promote new investments. An empty former General Motors plant near Newport is one of the proposed “Right-to-Work” zones.
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Surprises Abound in Report on Summer’s US Clean Energy and Transportation Project Bounce

Surprises Abound in Report on Summer’s US Clean Energy and Transportation Project Bounce
Between April and June of this year, five dozen clean energy and transportation projects were announced that will result in 38,000 new U.S. jobs. That figure represents a slight increase from the same period last year when 37,400 jobs were created. These jobs span the industries of energy generation, manufacturing, transmission/smart grid, energy efficiency, and public transportation.
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