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Oct. 3, 1961
The United Auto Workers calls for a company-wide strike against Ford Motor Co., the first since Ford’s initial contract with the union 20 years earlier. ~Labor Tribune

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These Are the Deadliest Jobs in America
Updated On: Sep 12, 2023
Sept. 11, 2023 | HEALTH & SAFETY | UPS driver Chris Begley collapsed while delivering packages in 101 degree heat in North Texas on Aug. 23. In Tennessee two days later, Tony Rufus was "dripping in sweat" and trying to cool down while working in a Kroger's distribution center. Begley died in a hospital four days after his initial collapse from what the Teamsters blame on heat exhaustion. Rufus died on the spot in front of his co-workers — on the dock in the produce section while trying to cool off, Teamster 667 union chief Maurice Wiggins told local news. Across America, rising temperatures are making jobs increasingly more dangerous, especially for outdoor workers. It's not just extreme heat that's a danger to workers. Some 5,190 employees were killed from injuries on the job in 2021, an 8.9% increase from the number of fatal workplace injuries the year before… Transportation and warehousing has the second-highest fatality rate. Most of these employees were sales workers and truck drivers who died in roadway crashes, data shows. The Messenger
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