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April 27, 2017

On This Day in 1978:

A cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000—about $1,700 per worker killed.

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Latest round of UPS negotiations wraps up
Posted On: Dec 07, 2012


Nov. 16, 2012 | The latest round of UPS negotiations wrapped up this week with the National Negotiating Committee pressing for more full-time jobs and addressing 9.5 concerns. The bargaining sessions opened in St. Petersburg, Fl., with lengthy company presentations on SurePost and a market outlook for the package industry. The company also claimed that rising health care costs were a big concern.However, the National Negotiating Committee countered by presenting proposals to address 9.5 concerns, dispatch times, backfilling jobs and limiting the use of technology for disciplinary purposes. Negotiations continued in Washington, D.C. this week. Read more here.


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