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The Toll of Neglect
The 2019 edition of the Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report shows how too many workers remain at serious risk of workplace injury, illness and death.
The estimated number of deaths each year attributed to occupational diseases caused by chemical exposures.
The number of worker deaths caused by workplace violence in 2017, the third-leading cause of death on the job.
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The new NAFTA is another corporate handout. It won't stem the outsourcing of good jobs or protect the rights of working people. Tell Congress the new NAFTA isn't good enough and to refuse to vote on it.
August 22, 2019
On Tuesday morning as union veteran Sam Tijerina drove from Pasadena, Texas, to Dallas he had a lot on this mind. His thoughts wandered as he passed mile makers and towns, he thought about his young family at home and the life that having a union job has provided them. “A union card changed my life and has allowed me to live with dignity,” Tijerina said.
August 21, 2019
On the latest episode of “State of the Unions,” podcast co-host Tim Schlittner talks to North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Chief of Staff Mike Monroe about a Department of Labor proposal that would undermine world-class apprenticeships in the construction industry.
August 14, 2019
After coming home from the Army, Union Veteran Council Executive Director Will Attig struggled to find his place. “I came home without a job, a degree, or a future,” Attig said. That changed when he found a National Building Trades Registered Apprenticeship Program and became a Journeyman Pipefitter with the UA.