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The anti-union group Southern Momentum is accusing the United Auto Workers union of spreading false information in an effort to organize the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant. Read Story
AMBULANCE services face disruption during two 24 hour strikes this month and next due to a long-running paramedics dispute. Read Story
Grocery Union, King Soopers Approve Contract - Arvada, CO - New 3-year contract applies to more than 20,000 grocery workers at King Soopers, City Market, Safeway, and Albertsons, the union said. Read Story
“We could not be more pleased with this decision and are glad the regional director halted the UAW’s attempt to push through a quick election.."... Read Story
Unionisation and other forms of organisation are addressing both working conditions and bigger questions. Read Story
Businesses are scrambling for workers in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban limits work permits for foreigners and rails against immigrants. Read Story
IndustriALL Global Union’s Mexican affiliate, Los Mineros, filed a legal claim to represent workers at LafargeHolcim’s Apasco plant in Hermosillo, Sonora state of Mexico. Workers, supposedly represented by the management-controlled CTM union, claim this organization does not defend their rights. Read Story
Staff at London Luton Airport have gone on strike ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend and it could affect passengers travelling from the hub. There's also a separate strike planned for next week. Read Story
Several current and former black employees at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City say minorities at the plant faced ongoing harassment that included nooses and swastikas on the walls and in bathrooms and frequent racial epithets. Read Story
Minority employees at Harley-Davidson's plant in Kansas City have been subjected to years of harassment and discrimination — including having swastikas and nooses posted in the plant, frequent racial epithets and at least one assault, several employees said at a news conference organized by the... Read Story
Nurses and technicians at an Ohio hospital say they're ready to strike next week if they can't reach an agreement with management. Read Story
A groundswell of support for former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential bid has Pat Eiding warning local unions about “jumping out too soon.”... Read Story
After a contentious negotiation and threat of a strike, union workers for King Soopers have finally approved a [contract with Colorado's dominant grocery chain. Read Story
In the last 10 months, seven parking lot attendants say they were fired after speaking out over working conditions. A new Council bill, introduced by Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker, seeks to provide more job security for workers by defining what a fireable offense is. Read Story
With an entire line of its planes grounded following several, likely preventable air disasters that cost hundreds of passengers their lives, Boeing has decided to kick itself while it’s down by engaging in what three ex-workers are calling retaliatory firings. Read Story
Flight Attendants say safety is being jeopardized. And now, protests are being organized. Read Story
Facing tough fiscal times, Hamden’s Town Hall and library workers have agreed to take furlough days and defer raises in return for protections against layoffs and further concessions. Read Story
Mendez joined with four other teachers to file a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the California Teachers Association and several local affiliates, alleging that the teachers unions co…... Read Story
Americans are not happy. And for good reason. They continue to suffer financial stress caused by decades of flat income.And every time they make the slightest peep of complaint about a system rigg…... Read Story
Company also reports it Q1 2019 financial results.... Read Story
A Michigan hospital violated U.S. labor law by preventing emergency room nurses from combining their lunch and other rest breaks, a federal labor board ruled. Read Story
Authorities in Paris questioned 32 people May 2 about May Day marchers who scaled a fence and tried to enter a hospital... Read Story
Americans are not happy. And for good reason: They continue to suffer financial stress caused by decades of flat income. And every time they make the slightest peep of complaint about a system rigged against them, the rich and powerful tell them to shut up because it is all their fault. Read Story
Mail Online UK April 26, 2019 By Luke Kenton The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) released its annual “dirty dozen” list on Thursday, listing the U.S.’ most dangerous workplaces. Amazon retained its unfavorable place atop the list for the second year running, after the company recorded six worker deaths across a seven month span. Others named included McDonald’s and XPO—where six workers reportedly had miscarriages as a result of hot warehouses. Facebook was also named for exposing moderators of the website to disturbing content that has led to several post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses. Amazon said the list should be taken with a “giant grain of salt,” as Cosh—a coalition of labor union—benefits from “undermining” their reputation. Amazon and Facebook have been named among the most dangerous places to work in America, with Jeff Bezos’ company topping the list for the second year in a row. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) released its annual “dirty dozen” list on Thursday, naming the employers responsible for operating some of the most dangerous workplaces in America. Amazon retained its unfavorable place atop the list for the second year running, after the company recorded six worker deaths across a seven month span. David-Jamel Williams, a former Amazon warehouse picker, told Gizmodo he saw workers “pushed to the brink of exhaustion,” and said those who spoke out about the working environment were “pressured to be quiet.” Williams claims that while he was working at the e-commerce company, a box of chemicals that was improperly stored in a bin spilled on his face and injured his eyes. The majority of the 12 listed companies secured their place on the list as a result of workplace injuries, assaults, harassment and fatalities within working hours. Others named among this year’s “dirty dozen” included McDonald’s, Baltimore’s The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and XPO—where six workers reportedly suffered miscarriages as a result of overheated warehouses. But in a shock move, named on the list for the first time was Facebook, along with two firms who supply contract labor to the social media giant, Cognizant and Accenture. Director of COSH, Marcy Golstein-Gelb said the two labor agencies are “co-responsible” alongside Facebook for exposing moderators of the website to disturbing content that has led to post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses for some of their workers. According to Goldstein-Gelb, Facebook pipped its competitors Twitter and YouTube for a place on the list because workers of the Zuckerberg-owned site have repeatedly spoken out about the impact seeing such content has had on their mental health. However, Goldstein-Gelb insists COSH isn’t just a name and shame. “We don’t just want to hammer at companies. We want to see change,” she said in a press conference on Wednesday. “We want to shine a light on unsafe practices and motivate employers to do a better job of protecting workers. “Workers continue to die on the job at tragic levels. Most of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented with well-known basic safety measures.” Statistics show that work place fatalities have seen a sharp increase since 2012, with 5,147 workers dying on the job from trauma-related causes across the U.S. in 2017 alone. Goldstein-Gelb praised hardware giant Lowes—who made the list last year—for ceasing to sell paint strippers and other similar products containing methylene chloride. Amazon however dismissed the seriousness of COSH’s list, insisting it should be taken with a “giant grain of salt.” COSH’s “dirty dozen” 1. Amazon.com Inc., WA. 2. Atlantic Capes Fisheries Co., NJ, and the staffing firm it uses, B.J.’s Service Co Inc. 3. Bedrock Detroit LLC, MI. 4. Beiza Brothers Harvesting LLC, GA. 5. Facebook Inc., CA, along with contractors Accenture PLC and Cognizant Technology Solutions. 6. Genan Inc, TX. 7. Integra Health Management Inc, MD. 8. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD. 9. McDonald’s USA LLC, IL. 10. Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, CT. 11. Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, MI. 12. XPO Logistics, CT. The online retailer believes COSH, as a non-profit coalition of labor unions, has a “business cause to undermine Amazon’s reputation through a clear campaign of misinformation.” “Safety is our number one priority,” the spokesperson told Business Insurance. “While any serious incident is one too many, we learn and improve our programs to prevent future incidents. Safety training and continuous improvement is something tens of thousands of Amazon associates and partner companies focus on every day.” A spokesperson for Facebook also told the website that it is dedicated to working with its partners to offer addition support for its content moderators. “Everyone who reviews content for Facebook goes through an in-depth, multi-week training program on our community standards and has access to extensive support to ensure their well-being and resiliency,” said the spokesperson. “We are also employing technical solutions to limit exposure to graphic material as much as possible. This is an important issue, and we are committed to getting this right.” Copyright 2019 Associated Newspapers Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   Terms and Conditions    Privacy Policy Quality News Today is an ASQ member benefit offering quality related news from around the world every business day. 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Ambulance services face disruption during two 24-hour strikes this month and next due to a long-running paramedics' dispute. Read Story
Kenyans are already sick and tired of empty rhetoric from the political class. Read Story