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July 25, 1937:  Fifteen “living dead women” testify before the Illinois Industrial Commission. They were “Radium Girls,” women who died prematurely after working at clock and watch factories, where they were told to wet small paintbrushes in their mouths so they could dip them in radium to paint dials. A Geiger counter passed over graves in a cemetery near Ottawa, Illinois still registers the presence of radium.
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How the Relationship Between Employers and Workers Changed
Posted On: Apr 24, 2013

Apr. 24, 2013 | THE TOUGHER WORKPLACE | Decades ago, many workers spent their whole lives at the same job, retiring with a full pension, and maybe even a gold watch from their boss. Now, almost no one works at the same place for life, and there's much less loyalty between employers and employees. But these changes didn't happen overnight. Although the recession accelerated them, the workplace began changing decades ago, experts say. Continue reading at the Los Angeles Times.


 
 
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