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July 24, 1968:   The United Auto Workers and the Teamsters form the Alliance for Labor Action (ALA),later to be joined by several smaller unions. The ALA's agenda included support of the civil rights movement and opposition to the war in Vietnam. It disbanded after four years following the death of UAW President Walter Reuther. - Union Communication Services

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OSHA Delays Start of Silica Exposure Rule Enforcement
Posted On: Apr 08, 2017
Apr. 8, 2017 | SAFETY & HEALTH | Citing the need for better education of construction firms and workers about how to battle exposure to cancer-causing crystalline silica dust, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) delayed the start of enforcement of its new silica exposure rule by three months. OSHA’s new standard would cut worker exposure to silica. Workers who inhale the dust can develop silicosis or lung cancer. The delay upset the AFL-CIO which, like the building trades, has lobbied for years to curb worker exposure to silica dust… Full story.


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