NBC News reports: “July was officially the hottest month on record, and in the scorching sun, UPS workers have convulsed, fainted and landed in the emergency room with heat-induced kidney failure, interviews and medical records show. Sixteen employees of the delivery company told NBC News they have suffered heat illnesses so far this summer, highlighting the continued…

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The kids are back in school and the kickoff to the NFL and college football seasons is right around the corner, which means that summer is on the way out. With the three-day Labor Day Weekend coming up, we can’t think of a better occasion to fire up the barbecue one last time. The items…

The Labor Day weekend traditionally signifies the end of summer. But while we’re taking it easy, getting together with family and friends, or otherwise enjoying a well-earned day off, we should all remember a very basic fact. Labor Day is a holiday created by – and for – the labor movement that recognizes the contributions…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has outlined a plan to strengthen a labor movement that has been under relentless attack by the Trump administration and Republicans. His campaign website states, “When Bernie Sanders is president, we will make it easier, not harder, for workers to join unions by implementing the Workplace Democracy Plan and establishing a…

Workers at U.S. Steel received bad news today. NBC News reports: “United States Steel will temporarily lay off workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan. In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed on August 5, the Pittsburgh-based company said it expects…

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