Tag Archives: worker safety

U-M study finds that death rates are 34-40% higher for construction workers in right-to-work states

If you ever find yourself wondering why it is that Republicans have it in for folks associated with institutions of higher learning, look no further than this recent study released by Roland Zullo of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy. Here’s a clip from the study’s executive summary. […]

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Rand Paul seeks to roll back black-lung protections for miners

He may be OK with black people not being served at lunch counters, but Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wants it known that he’s got no problem as far as black lungs are concerned. The following clip comes from the Louisville Courier-Journal. Sen. Rand Paul questioned the need Thursday for new federal new coal-mining rules to […]

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Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire

As I didn’t see it anywhere in the corporate media over the past few days, I thought that I should at least mention that March 25th marked the 100th anniversary of New York’s Triangle Factory Fire. The tragic event claimed the lives of 146 people, most of them young immigrant women, and galvanized the American […]

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Deepwater Horizon

Esquire has a fascinating piece on the 11 men who lost their lives on the Deepwater Horizon rig, and the circumstances leading up to the catastrophe. If you have time, you should read it. This is especially true if you live in Kentucky, and you’re planning to vote for Rand Paul, who has stated on […]

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