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Today in Labor History
Apr. 27, 19787: A cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000—about $1,700 per worker killed.
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US labour news headlines from LabourStart

In Case You Missed It
Updated On: Sep 13, 2013

  • Maryland seeks out uninsured to inform about Obamacare.
  • Judge declares Indiana 'right-to-work' law unconstitutional.
  • Ex-bankster sides with Teamsters on bank reform.
  • Congressional Black Caucus on the importance of organized labor.
  • Unions aren't just for middle-aged white guys anymore.
  • Labor secretary reinforces his commitment to certain policies.
  • AFL-CIO demands ACA fix re multiemployer health plans.
  • Here's a short video that shows the link between unions and prosperity.
  • "The only prosperity is a shared prosperity," top economist in address to AFL-CIO. About 12 minutes beginning at 12:25. Worth a listen.


 


 
 
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