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Despite a Decade of Criticism, Worker Abuse Persists in China
Society & Culture  (tags: china, companies, workers, rights, abuse, humans )

Chrissy
- 2293 days ago - iht.com
Nearly a decade after some of the most powerful companies in the world -- often under considerable criticism and consumer pressure -- began an effort to eliminate sweatshop labour conditions in Asia, worker abuse is still commonplace in many of the
Miners Are Family, and Family Comes First
Society & Culture  (tags: Miners, family, culture, bonds, trust, safety, risks, danger, rescue technology, business, ethics, common-sense, outsiders, disaster, investigations, rights, coal, workers, owners, federal inspectors, lies, crime, corruption, death, education, environment )

Barb
- 2435 days ago - huntingtonnews.net
Miners are bound together in ways perhaps not unlike the bonds that develop between soldiers or others whose occupations are inherently dangerous. They share a vocabulary foreign to outsiders. Miners place great trust in the person next to them for safety
Six Utah Miners Trapped After Cave-In
Society & Culture  (tags: cave in, trapped, workers, miners, business, world, society, people, Utah, humansusa, world )


- 2446 days ago - news.aol.com
HUNTINGTON, Utah (Aug. 6) - Six miners were trapped in a coal mine Monday by a cave-in so powerful that authorities initially thought it was small earthquake. Eight hours after the underground cave-in was reported, rescuers had not had any contact with
Challenging the Workplace Dictatorship
Society & Culture  (tags: law, activism, abuse, freedoms, women, workers )

Chuck
- 2594 days ago - alternet.org
We have fewer rights than we think, as employees in the U.S. workplace. This is a great piece by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed" and other books about how hard life really is in America is for entry-level workers. This is an eye-opener.
   

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