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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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We Need Tax Reform That Works For Working People
Posted On: Apr 18, 2017
Apr. 18, 2017 | ECONOMY | [Today], Americans will fulfill our civic duty of paying taxes to a system that is far from perfect or fair, As Congress reportedly is working on a plant reform it, the AFL-CIO has a simple framework for what a serious proposal should include and what should no be included. These are the standards we will judge it by… aflcio.org

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