May 16, 2014 -
This week North Carolina-based Chiquita Brands announced it was leaving its unionized operations in Gulfport, Mississippi for New Orleans, lured by millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded incentives.
April 30, 2013 -
How many tragedies will it take before industry stops its relentless search for the world's cheapest wages and decides fair labor costs and safe working conditions are a part of doing business?
April 26, 2013 -
Seven different agencies regulate fertilizer plants in Texas, but none of them have authority over how close they are to homes and schools.
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.
January 29, 2013 -
In New Orleans today, a federal judge approved a deal allowing BP to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges related to the Gulf disaster in exchange for a $4 billion fine, probation and monitoring. Some of the company's victims objected to the deal including Cherri Foytlin, who explained her reasons in this letter to the judge.
January 28, 2013 -
An investigation has uncovered hundreds of examples of illegal and hazardous workplace practices at construction sites across Texas, the deadliest state for construction workers.
December 20, 2012 -
Members of the International Longshoremen's Association honored a picket line at the Port of Charleston that was protesting the arrival of a ship bearing Walmart clothing made at a Bangladesh factory where over 100 workers died in a November fire. Dozens of truck drivers and other workers also turned around after learning of the work stoppage.