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William Lynch III | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
William Lynch III

Labor unions, particularly those for public sector workers, have become such a popular punching bag that their membership might as well wear Everlast tags.

Factory Fire Kills 11

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

BEIJING (AP) — A fire in a lingerie factory in southern China on Wednesday killed 11 people, authorities said. Guangdong province's emergency manag...

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Aim To Prevent The Next Deadly Chemical Plant Explosion | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies on Friday released new proposals meant to address safety concerns at chemical plants across the country, a response to ...

LOOK: The Deadliest Jobs | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

Working outdoors might sound nice if you’re currently on your seventh-consecutive hour in a cubical with minimal exposure to natural sunlight. ...

Study: Work Kills 150 Americans Every Day

Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

More than 100 people in the United States die every day as a result of their work, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. The union found that...

North Carolina Workplace Deaths Nearly Three Times That Reported By State

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

Far more North Carolina workers are dying on the job than the state is reporting. The North Carolina Department of Labor reported 53 workplace fat...

Here's Where You're More Likely To Die

Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

A growing chorus of labor advocates are trying to drum up attention this week for an issue that often goes ignored: workplace safety. Hazardous condit...

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Kills More Than 70, Injures Hundreds

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

* Owners ignored crack spotted on Tuesday, say police * Fireman says 2,000 in building when it crumbled * Bangladesh's c...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Deadliest Jobs In America

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.09.2012 | Small Business

According to a new study of America's deadliest jobs by workplace safety education company eTrain Today, the deadliest industry, and those workers mos...

Dave Jamieson

More Workers Killed On Job In 2010, Labor Group Says | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. workers were killed on the job each day and roughly 50,000 died from work-related diseases in 2010, a worrisome increase i...

Dave Jamieson

Lone Miner's Death Tells 'Story Of The Appalachian Coal Miner' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Green

Richard Coots, Jr. wasn’t killed in a massive explosion, and the accident that claimed him barely made a ripple of news beyond Eastern Kentucky. He ...

Lila Shapiro

The Decline in Workplace-Related Deaths | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The number of workplace-related deaths and injuries decreased slightly in 2009 according to the nation's largest labor union, but that's n...

Dying to Work

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stewart Acuff

Death and horrible injury is a daily possibility for members of the Utility Workers Union of America. Mark Keely was 19-years-old and had been on the job just five months.