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GOP: It's OK for Corporations to Kill Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

If the argument is that workers' lives and lungs must be sacrificed to ensure that foundries and fracking operations and construction companies can make bigger profits, then the GOP will take the side of CEOs who value workers as trivial.

Dave Jamieson

The Deadly Cost Of North Dakota's Gas Boom

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

More than 4,600 U.S. workers were killed on the job and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases during 2012, a new report from the AFL-CIO...

Got Science? Fighting a Preventable Workplace Killer (Finally)

Seth Shulman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Seth Shulman

When it comes to silica dust, workers and proponents of science-based regulation won an important round with OIRA's recent action. But, it is important to note that the silica rule remains a proposed rule.

Lynne Peeples

Flattening The Hilltoppers? Frac Sand Mine Proposed Near Wisconsin School

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green

After winning just one game the previous year, the Glenwood City Hilltoppers football team reveled in taking home the Wisconsin Division 7 state champ...

These Stones Are Killing Thousands

GlobalPost | Jason Overdorf | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

KHAMBHAT, India — A few years ago, when occupational safety activists came to Hydersha Diwan's village here, 300 miles north of Mumbai, he drove the...

GOP Worships the 'Hand,' Disrespects Those Who Work With Them

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The invisible hand of the market, which the GOP worships as an infallible god, is curled into a fist and is pounding America's lowest-paid workers.

Sand Land: Minnesota Mayor Also Working As Frac Sand Lobbyist Resigns

Steve Horn | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Despite this reality and the enormous cradle-to-grave ecological costs and consequences of fracking, public officials have their "heads in the sand" - both literally and figuratively - with regards to the frac sand mining boom.

White House Inaction on Silica Is Deadly for Workers

Richard Trumka | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The delay in job safety protections for silica is inexcusable and heartless. It's time for industry opponents to stand down and time for the White House to stand up for working men and women.

Lynne Peeples

The Frac Sand County Almanac: Does Proliferation Of Mines Threaten Public Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

While flying back home to Wisconsin earlier this fall, Victoria Trinko had no trouble spotting her family farm from the sky. She simply looked for the...

Dave Jamieson

Is Industry Pressure Delaying Safety Rule At White House?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A long-awaited federal rule designed to protect workers in the construction and mining industries has been tied up in red tape at the Wh...

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.