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Apr. 27, 1978: A cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000?about $1,700 per worker killed.

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@labor: #GetConnected
Posted On: Feb 15, 2013

Feb. 15, 2013 |  Just as labor is asking for the laws to get with the times, it is time for unions to do the same. There are too many locals that go unaccounted for on Twitter and too many important people are missing an @ at the front of their names. This is a call to all workers, young and old, organized or not, who care about respect, dignity and fair wages, to point your device (or find a device at the local library, or get a device, or make up a device) and aim it at the people you care about, and against the people who are eliminating the possibility of dignity in an honest day's pay. Read the entire article at Unionosity.com


 
 
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