House OKs Funds to Halt Mine Operators’ Safety End Run

By Mike Hall, AFL-CIO Blog– Mine operators around the country, like Massey Energy, owner of the deadly Upper Big Branch coal mine where 29 miners were killed in April, routinely escape tougher enforcement by appealing serious safety violations to a federal...

We Told You So

40 Days Before BP Gusher—8 Unions and the Metal Trades Urged OMB to Apply Jones Act to Offshore Drilling; Letter Argued That Law Would Provide Better Environmental Protection A March 9, 2010 letter signed by the Metal Trades and eight other unions—Boilermakers, UA,...