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27 March 2017

USA: "Inside Alabama’s auto jobs boom: Cheap wages, little training, crushed limbs" - Bloomberg

Author: Peter Waldman, BloombergBusinessweek (USA)

[Article originally published 23 March 2017, with 13-minute audio report (scroll down to end of full article).]...

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2 December 2010

In whose backyard? [USA]

Author: The Economist

...On December 22nd 2008, a holding pond at a Tennessee Valley Authority coal-fired power plant ruptured, sending 978m gallons (3,702m litres) of ash into a nearby river, where it turned to sludge. That sludge was shipped to Arrowhead, a landfill site...

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22 January 2009

US Democrats flex new power, pass pay equity bill [USA]

Author: Thomas Ferraro, Reuters

The new Democratic-led U.S. Senate...overwhelmingly pass[ed] a bill to reverse a 2007 Supreme Court decision that made it tougher to sue for pay discrimination... The legislation is a priority of organized labor, a longtime friend of Democrats, which...

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26 August 2008

2008 Labor Day List Employers [USA]

Author: American Rights At Work

In the American Rights at Work Education Fund’s fourth annual Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work, we continue to shine the spotlight on positive relationships between employers and their employees. In this year’s Labor Day List, we highlight a...

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3 March 2007

Drummond faces trial for murder [USA]

Author: Stephen Flanagan Jackson, LatinAmericanPost.com

An Alabama coal giant faces a May 14 jury trial for the three 2001 wrongful deaths of its Colombia employees---all union leaders at its Colombia coal mine. US Federal Judge Karon O. Bowdre allowed the one charge---a tort for damages---to remain in the...

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16 November 2006

Drummond case shows danger facing Colombian unions

Author: Hugh Bronstein, Reuters

The U.S. federal lawsuit filed in Drummond's home state of Alabama [over alleged involvement in the killings of Colombian trade unionists] has gained attention in Europe, where power companies DONG of Denmark and Essent of the Netherlands said last...

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