Categories & Tags: workplace safety

Thank a worker this holiday season   |   December 12, 2014
By Hector Guzman Lopez and Erika Galindo, Special to Equal Voice News The end of the year is here once again, and in what has become tradition throughout the United States,...

 

Getting even tougher on corporate crime   |   December 10, 2014
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest West Virginia's coal country is not very fond of the Environmental Protection Agency these days, but another part of the federal...

 

Chiquita's abandonment of Gulfport for New Orleans latest chapter for a company with a long, sordid history   |   May 16, 2014
By Joe Atkins, Labor South It was on this day (May 15, 2014) 123 years ago that Pope Leo XIII issued his landmark encyclical Rerum Novarum, also known as "The Condition of...

 

Death in Bangladesh and Texas: Will bottom-feeder industries and their corporate customers ever put people over profits?   |   April 30, 2013
By Joe Atkins, Labor South   How many tragedies will it take before the bottom-feeders of the global economy stop their relentless, immoral search for the world's...

 

What went wrong in West, Texas - and where were the regulators?   |   April 26, 2013
By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plant killed at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don't know exactly why the...

 

The other form of violence   |   April 19, 2013
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Newscasts these days often seem to be less a form of journalism than a kind of bizarre game show for paranoids: what horrible possibility...

 

VOICES: The injustice of BP's criminal plea deal   |   January 29, 2013
By Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf (In New Orleans today, a federal judge approved a deal allowing BP to plead guilty to manslaughter and other criminal charges related to the...

 

Texas construction workers: 40 hours a week, living in poverty   |   January 28, 2013
By Equal Voice News Texas is one of the largest and most important construction markets in the country. It's driving the industry at a time when much of the country is still...

 

Longshoremen shut down S.C. shipping terminal in protest over deadly fire at Bangladesh Walmart supplier   |   December 20, 2012
By Kerry Taylor Longshoremen shut down the Wando Welch Shipping Terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina for nearly two hours today to protest the arrival of the...

 

Protest planned for S.C. port over shipment of clothes from deadly Bangladesh factory   |   December 19, 2012
A picket is planned for Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina where garments made in the Bangladesh factory where over 100 workers died in a fire last...

 

Latest sanction against BP goes beyond Gulf spill   |   November 29, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts Wednesday, it pointed to BP's "lack of business integrity...

 

With record criminal settlement reached over Gulf disaster, what lies ahead for BP and its victims?   |   November 16, 2012
The oil giant BP announced yesterday that it reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the criminal case over its 2010...

 

Poultry giant reports gains as workers protest conditions   |   September 10, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Sanderson Farms Inc., the same poultry giant where workers at its Hazelhurst, Miss., plant are protesting horrible working conditions, has just posted...

 

A bill of rights for North Carolina workers   |   September 3, 2012
By Ajamu Dillahunt, N.C. Justice Center Laws that protect workers from abusive employers, unsafe conditions, and destitution in times of unemployment or other crises are found in...

 

The risks of being employed   |   August 6, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest For those out of work for an extended period, unemployment can feel like a slow death. Perhaps the only thing worse is the rapid death or...

 

Mississippi weakens its already weak workers' compensation law   |   July 6, 2012
By Joe Atkiins, Labor South J. K. Morrison turned over in his grave on July 1. A little-known part-time investigator, slight in build, who looked older than his 68 years,...

 

Farmworkers push tobacco giant Reynolds to the table   |   June 14, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes The perseverance of Farm Labor Organizing Committee activists in North Carolina paid off in early April when Reynolds American finally...

 

175 birds a minute?   |   May 25, 2012
Without first studying the effects on assembly line workers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has changed the rule on line speeds at poultry plants for the first time in more...

 

Acting on the latest mining tragedies   |   May 22, 2006
Following the deaths of five more miners in Kentucky on Saturday, Jordan Barab at Confined Space issues this call to Washington: I'm not sure if anyone is reading this who...