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May 26, 1937:  Ford Motor Co. security guards attack union organizers and supporters attempting to distribute literature outside the plant in Dearborn, Mich., in an event that was to become known as the “Battle of the Overpass.” The guards tried to destroy any photos showing the attack, but some survived—and inspired the Pulitzer committee to establish a prize for photography.

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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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