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Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray Tampa Bay Times
Man sitting on a stoop.
Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound.

8 People Describe How Unions Changed Their Lives

Reina Sultan Vice
Through unions, workers are able to fight for protections and benefits they might not otherwise have because of collective bargaining power. There are very many reasons people might want to unionize and you will read about some of them here.

Wage Rule Trifecta Poses Test for Marty Walsh’s DOL Leadership

Ben Penn Bloomberg Law
The pending rulemakings involve legal questions that are frequently tested in Dept. of Labor investigations and in class actions pitting plaintiff’s attorneys and unions against management: contractor status, joint employment and tipped wages.