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Managing New York City Garbage Is Exceptionally Expensive

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The expired labor contract with sanitation workers presents an opportunity to address some of the major factors driving the exceptionally high costs of New York City's trash system.

Republic Nuclear Dump Fire Threatens Investors, Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Since 2010, a landfill fire has been moving toward 8,700 tons of unlined illegally dumped radioactive waste in Bridgeton, Missouri. The site is in the middle of working-class neighborhoods, right next to the Saint Louis airport, and near a hospital, schools and a great number of businesses.

5 Causes That MLK Fought For Beyond Civil Rights

Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices

One doesn’t have their very own national holiday and 900 streets named after them unless they are truly deserving. Nor does Gallup name you the seco...

Romney and Ryan and Respect for Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Fox executives think stripping workers of their livelihoods is a creative and entertaining idea. In reality it is another sign that workers need their voices heard in the struggle to maintain their dignity.

Lawmakers: Sanitation Workers Caught Giving Phony Tickets

Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

New York's finest may be well versed in the art of ticket-fixing and planting crack on the innocent, but sanitation workers? Legislators are coming...

Two Undeclared Wars Dr. King Would Have Disapproved Of

Lillian Daniel | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

We are pushing forward into a troubled country, supplying weapons and bombing, all without a serious public conversation about the strategy, reason and not to mention the morality of this course of action.

Martin Luther King Stood With Workers in Fight for Civil Rights

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

CORE spokesman Niger Innis should not find it absurd or insulting that workers and community allies around this country will stand up on April 4, 2011...

Weekly Audit: What Will The GOP Cut?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans won control of the House and picked up seats in the Senate in the midterm election on ...

720 Sanitation Workers Called In Sick Last Week | GINGER ADAMS OTIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a real snow job. Between 660 and 720 Sanitation workers called in sick for the cleanup of last week's blizzard -- more than double the usual...