February 13, 2015 -
Thousands of U.S. oil refinery workers are on strike over health and safety. They cite outsourcing, short staffing, and forced overtime that produces dangerous fatigue -- in a job where mistakes can be fatal.
February 5, 2015 -
While unions in the South have followed the national trend of declining membership, they have also made recent gains in the region. Meanwhile, demographic changes are underway that offer more hope for labor organizing.
February 4, 2015 -
Environmentalists are calling for solidarity with U.S. oil refinery workers as they stage the biggest industry work stoppage in 30 years over issues including unsafe staffing, onerous overtime and dangerous conditions.
July 3, 2013 -
Wal-Mart is disciplining and firing employees who are demanding improved working conditions -- a sign the Arkansas-based retail giant is worried about historic job actions spreading through its U.S. operations.
February 15, 2013 -
With the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline intensifying, the old argument that unions must choose between jobs and the environment is losing its grip as climate change becomes more evident and more urgent.
December 3, 2012 -
High-profile disasters like the BP spill aren't the only way the oil industry is harming the health of Louisiana residents. A new report finds that toxic pollution from refinery accidents is increasing and urges action by companies and regulators.