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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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Why Workplace Organizing Remains Essential for Workers and the Fight Against Rising U.S. Economic Inequality
Posted On: Apr 17, 2017
Apr. 17, 2017  | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | … In today’s tilted field of U.S. labor relations, even highly profitable employers can make extraordinary economic demands backed by threats to outsource or sub-contract work. Strikes have been transformed from a legitimate and important form of worker leverage into high-risk confrontations that may leave workers without gains or jobs. At stake are not just the dollars and cents on the table but whether employers will continue to bargain in good faith at all… scholarsstrategynetwork.org

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