Wisconsin is just the tip of the iceberg. The Republican war on unions goes far beyond Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to end collective-bargaining rights for public employees in his state or Gov. John Kasich’s effort to do the same in Ohio.
The public strongly opposes laws taking away the collective bargaining power of public employee unions as a way to ease state financial troubles, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.
In recent letters to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) expressed strong concerns about the effect of proposed funding cuts to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – which ACOEM says will devastate the nation’s supply of new physicians trained to treat injured and ill workers.
Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has suspended a roughly year-old practice of asking prospective employees to voluntarily divulge their user names and passwords to social media Web sites such as Facebook to check for gang affiliations, the department said Tuesday.
Last week, when Apple released its annual review of labor conditions at its global suppliers, one startling revelation stood out: 137 workers at a factory here had been seriously injured by a toxic chemical used in making the signature slick glass screens of the iPhone.
Wintek Corp., a supplier of displays to Apple Inc., may pay more money to workers in China poisoned by chemicals while making touch-screen panels, Chief Financial Officer Jay Huang said.
Members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) put key U.S. Senate offices on speed dial in a successful call-in campaign to press for long-overdue health and safety protections. On Thursday, the Senate defeated an attempt to strip OSHA protections for Flight Attendants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill.
A burst of politically charged issues ignited West Coast tempers last week in the multi-million dollar adult gay film industry. The industry’s gadfly, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, has alleged that a not-for-profit porn clinic, shut down last month by the state, may have reopened under false pretenses.
A Cleveland jury in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Wednesday returned a $900,000 verdict in a significant employment discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee of Cleveland’s University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The lawsuit filed by Gloria Parks against University Hospitals alleged that Parks, a medical assistant, was discriminated against because of her age when she was terminated from her job of 30 years in July of 2008.
Oakland’s Children’s Hospital was cited and fined Tuesday by the state’s workplace safety agency for failing to create policies and procedures for emergency department personnel in dealing with gunshot wound patients who have been dropped off at the hospital door.