April 28, 2023 -
Workers at a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Van Buren, Arkansas, walked out for several days this month, saying the company is putting their health and safety at risk — and is now shoving them out the door after hailing their loyalty through a deadly pandemic.
January 14, 2022 -
The Virginia-based rendering company at the center of a union organizing drive and class action lawsuit over wage theft has been sold to a company in Texas. Current and former employees are fighting to ensure the sale doesn't provide cover for an employer that has long fostered a toxic, abusive, and even deadly work environment.
September 7, 2017 -
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its convention in Ohio this weekend while under attack from North Carolina legislators, some of whom have a financial interest in suppressing farmworker unions.
February 26, 2015 -
A strike among oil refinery workers continues into the fourth week as negotiations continue. The strike was sparked by concerns over safety standards.
April 23, 2013 -
More than 30 Gulf Coast advocates have signed a letter sent to six federal agencies outlining ongoing human health problems from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and calling for immediate action.
April 19, 2013 -
While terrorism and gun violence dominated this week's headlines, the tragedy at a Texas fertilizer plant points to another danger that for most of the population is actually a more significant threat: industrial accidents.
August 6, 2012 -
The number of workplaces with egregiously bad safety records has doubled in the past year. OSHA's effort to focus on these employers is laudable -- but is it enough?