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State At least 741 workers died in workplace accidents in first five months of 2017

At least 741 workers died in workplace accidents in first five months of 2017

At least 741 workers died in the first five months of 2017 in workplace accidents, with at least 146 worker deaths in May alone, according to a report recently released by a non-governmental organization dealing with worker health and safety issues. The monthly report was shared by the Worker Health and Work Safety Assembly (İSİGM), …

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Federal Workers’ Shrinking Piece of Global Pie

Workers’ Shrinking Piece of Global Pie

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Peter Bakvis New research points to globalization as a key driver of labor’s declining share of national income, particularly in developing countries. A just-released International Monetary Fund paper warns policymakers about the risks of ignoring labor’s shrinking share of national incomes in many countries around the world. “The decline …

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Federal Today in Labor History – April 13th

Today in Labor History – April 13th

Posted on April 13, 2017 by steve Jimmy Hoffa The Great Northern rail strike began in Helena, Montana, spreading to St. Paul within a few days. The strike was led by Eugene V. Debs, president of the American Railway Union, and succeeded in shutting down critical rail links, resulting in a settlement giving in to …

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Federal Largest Federal Union Responds to OMB’s Memo on ‘Reforming the Federal Government’

Largest Federal Union Responds to OMB’s Memo on ‘Reforming the Federal Government’

AFGE says the memorandum has ‘some very dangerous ideas’ WASHINGTON – In response to today’s memorandum from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Civilian Workforce,” American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: “There are some …

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