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Dave Jamieson

Another Strike Hits Chicagoland | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A strike among warehouse workers in Southern California has spread to northeastern Illinois, where a group of workers at a distribution center for Wal...

Dave Jamieson

'Playing Politics With People's Lives' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someday, a device known as the personal dust monitor could save coal miners a lot of misery. The "PDM," as it's known in mining circ...

Is Your Small Business Exempt from OSHA?

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Small Business

The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers most businesses that have employees. It has specific rules and regulations but it also specifies a numbe...

Dave Jamieson

Despite 14 Percent Unemployment, GOP Senator Says Construction Companies Can't Find U.S. Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a development bound to please business trade groups, senators from both sides of the aisle have voted to block new federal rules that...

Arthur Delaney

Company Allegedly Ordered Drug Test Before Helping Injured Worker | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

A Texas-based cement company denied on Monday that it ordered a drug test before calling paramedics last year after a employee hurt himself in a fall....

Dave Jamieson

Judge Rules Against SeaWorld Over Whale Trainer's Death | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

"Are the emotions inspired by the grandeur of humans interacting with killer whales worth the dangers created by the interactions?" That was the qu...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Tell Hyatt To Lighten Housekeepers' Load | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

After performing a series of hotel inspections, the federal agency that oversees workplace safety has sent a rare letter to the Hyatt Corporation reco...

Working Kids... to Disability and Death

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

According to a report in the Journal of Pediatrics, approximately 26,650 youth are injured on farms every year. Of these injuries, more than 3,700 require hospitalization. Now, passing the CARE Act is even more important.

A Rape Victim's Search for Justice

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.05.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

The rape of a 27-year-old Miami woman while working highlights the legal obligation that Florida businesses have to provide a safe environment not only for customers but for their employees.

Car Wash Workers Win Landmark Rights

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Workers at a Southern California car wash won a union contract Tuesday, making them the first unionized car-wash employees in the country. The Los ...

Dave Jamieson

Perry’s Political Rise Began With Opposition To Pesticide Regulations | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Jason Cherkis contributed reporting to this story. WASHINGTON -- More than two decades ago, there was a bitter fight within Texas' agricultural com...

Dave Jamieson

Roofers Now At Forefront Of The Regulatory Debate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans claim the Obama administration is choking small business with burdensome workplace regulations. Democrats say the few new re...

Sweatshops in America

Taylor Leake | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact
Taylor Leake

The stories the Morning Call heard and published are pretty disturbing. This warehouse is, quite literally, a sweatshop.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Targets Rule That Protects Rooftop Workers From Falling | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In addition to blocking President Obama's health care law and slashing funding for job training, the budget plan presented by House Repu...

Dave Jamieson

After Long Delay, White House Moves On Child Labor Rule | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After much delay, the White House has finally released a proposed rule that would update child labor regulations in agricultural work. P...

Dave Jamieson

Despite Teen Deaths On Farms, Child Labor Rules Stalled At White House | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, two 17 year olds were critically injured in Oklahoma when they were pulled into a grain augur while on the job. Responders ha...

Anniversary of a Workplace Shooting

Janice Harper | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime
Janice Harper

One year ago this week, Omar Thornton, a delivery truck driver, methodically shot and killed eight of his co-workers, wounded several others, then killed himself. Was he bullied in the workplace, mobbed to the point of mass murder?

He Was Abusive But the Company Didn't Want to Let Him Go

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Machiavelli's theory of "the end justifies the means" may sound interesting when you're sitting in a college lecture hall, but it has a hollow ring when you have to spend 8-10 hours a day around an employee that is bullying everyone.

Deaths and safety violations found within OSHA's 'model' workplaces

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsPart of a series,"Model Workplaces, Imperiled Workers,"by the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News. The first article ...

'Model workplaces' not always so safe amidst deaths and avoidable accidents

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Despite deaths and avoidable accidents, companies stay in OSHA's 'voluntary protection' clubBy Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsFirst in a series, "Model Workp...

The Lesson We Should Really Take From the DSK-Sofitel Story

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Ludy Green, Ph.D

The Hotel Sofitel/Strauss-Kahn case must serve a higher purpose than journalistic sensationalism, it must serve to remind all corporations of the need to develop and effectively implement workplace domestic violence policies.

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...

The Cost of Construction

Flavia Colgan | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Flavia Colgan

Cost of Construction investigates a pattern of hazardous deregulations, overturned violations, and dangerous negligence at the highest corporate and governmental levels exposing a national safety system in crisis.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 100 Years Later

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

The lessons of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire have been lost on many of my colleagues in government. In Wisconsin, we are seeing a radical assault on employee protections.

New Study Uncovers Wage Theft and Workplace Abuse in the Garden State

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

For day laborers, finding work too often means accepting less than minimum wage, forgoing safety equipment, or enduring abuse by crooked employers. A ...