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June 25, 2019

On This Day in 1994
Decatur, Illinois police pepper-gassed workers at the A.E. Staley plant gate one year into the company’s two and one-half year lockout of Paperworkers Local 7837.
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Workers Overdose on the Job and Employers Struggle to Respond
Updated On: Sep 24, 2018
September 24, 2018 | HEALTH & SAFTEY | As the opioid epidemic continues to rage across the country, with a record 72,000 drug overdoses estimated in 2017, the fallout is increasingly manifesting itself at construction sites, factories, warehouses, offices and other workplaces. A stunning 70 percent of employers reported that their businesses had been affected by prescription drug abuse, including absenteeism, positive drug tests, injuries, accidents and overdoses, according to a 2017 survey by the National Safety Council, a research and advocacy organization. But despite the growing problem, many employers have turned a blind eye to addiction within their work force, ill-equipped or unwilling to confront a complicated issue they do not know how to address… The New York Times
 
 
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