On December 6, 1907 the Monongah Mining Disaster in West Virginia killed at least 362 workers but probably over 500. This remains the most deadly mining disaster in American history. Coal mining was a
On October 26, 1924, the first of five workers died in less than a week at Standard Oil’s Bayway TEL works from lead exposure in making leaded gasoline. Lead has been part of human economic activity
Oh coal, you never have any downsides. A federal jury on Wednesday ruled a global contractor tasked with keeping disaster clean-up workers safe instead endangered them – some fatally. A jury in U.S.
On October 4, 1918, the T.A. Gillespie Shell Loading Plant near Sayreville, New Jersey exploded, killing approximately 100 workers making ammunition for the nation’s war effort during World War
I am far from surprised that a sizable number of the deaths in the Mexico earthquake are sweatshop workers toiling in an unsafe building. In Mexico City, social movements and working people are in mou
At least 6 Democratic senators are outraged by Department of Labor cuts because they will kill Latinos on the job. The senators argued the two resolutions that have already passed Congress will weaken
Just here to remind you that everything has pretty much always been terrible: In 1814, a company in Schweinfurt, Germany, called the Wilhelm Dye and White Lead Company developed a new green dye. It wa
Triangle Fire Day is such a happy time. Good thing we have learned so much and we treat our workers with respect, allow them to work in safe workplaces, give them a voice on the job, and generally all