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Dangerous Conditions for Workers at Sofitel Hotel

May 4, 2016
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA 

Los Angeles, CA - Due to the number of hotel guests whose stays are related to medical treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center across the street, housekeeping employees at the Sofitel Los Angeles fear they have higher-than-typical risks of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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UFCW El Super Workers Score A Win As Battle For A New Contract Continues

May 3,  2016
By Doug Cunningham 
Workers Independent News

Los Angeles, CA - UFCW Grocery workers at El Super in California have won an NLRB victory after the company refused to heed worker demands for better working conditions. Ernesto Arce has more from Los Angeles.

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Deaths On-the-Job Continue to Rise

May 4, 2016
By Neal Tepel 

Washington , DC - In 2014 a worker died on the job almost every other hour, 365 days a year. Deaths on the job in 2014 rose, to 4,821 - 13 per day -- from 4,585 the year before. In addition 50,000 former workers died in 2014 from job-related illnesses, such as silicosis and black lung disease. While the 'official death count' tells one story the under-reported numbers from non-union jobs continues to be staggering.

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Crown Royal Distillery Strike Ends

May 3, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

Gimli, Man - Workers at the Diageo distillery in Manitoba have voted to end their seven-week strike, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Local 832 announced April 26.

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NLRB Probes Misclassification of Port Truckers

May 4, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport, charging that it unfairly misclassified its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees.

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Volkswagen Won’t Accept ‘Micro-Unit’ Union; NLRB Calls That Unfair

May 3 , 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chattanooga, Tenn.—The National Labor Relations Board on Apr. 27 filed an unfair labor practices complaint against Volkswagen for refusing to bargain with a “micro-unit” union formed by workers in its Chattanooga factory.

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