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  • February 19, 2015
    • What's New
      • Modernizing Workforce Development, With States as Key Partners
    • National News
      • Court Orders $39.8 Million Returned to Benefit Plans
    • News You Can Use
      • Stand-Down for Fall Safety
      • Working in a Winter Wonderland
    • DOL Working for You
      • Job Corps Journey Reaches Pinnacle at Princeton University
    • DOL in Action
      • Warning Letter Issued to 'COPS' Producers in Sound Tech's Death
      • Trash-to-Energy Plant Employees Exposed to Numerous Hazards
      • Famous Wok Franchisee Ordered to Pay Back Wages
      • Asbestos Hazards Found at New Jersey Storage Warehouse
      • Medical Products Company Creates Unsafe Environment for Workers
      • Dust Accumulation Exposes Workers to Hazards
      • Reinvestigation of Massachusetts Company Finds More Violations
      • Ohio Manufacturer Repeatedly Puts Workers at Risk of Injury
      • Florida Roofers at Risk of Dangerous Falls Lacked Protection
      • Amputation Hazards Found at Michigan Shipyard
      • Tarnished Safety Record for Aluminum Foil Producer
      • Lack of Protection Could Have Sealed Texas Excavation Workers' Fates
      • Focus on EEO for Kentucky Bridges Project
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Fissuring of the Modern Workplace
    • Training for Safe Workplaces
    • Tobacco Industry Outreach
    • Advancing Immigrant Integration
    • Teachers Review Rights
    • Training for Arkansas Employers
    • Protecting Nebraska Workers
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • February 12, 2015
    • What's New
      • Doing Good and Doing Well
      • What's Next in the National Skills Movement
    • National News
      • Help Us Make Smarter Regulations
    • Take Three:JOLTS
    • International Scene
      • $2 Million Awarded to Combat Labor Abuses in Uzbekistan
    • It Happened on the Hill
      • House Testimony Highlights Efforts to Create Opportunity for Veterans
    • DOL Working for You
      • Detroit Attorney Fights for 'Courageous' Whistleblowers
    • DOL in Action
      • Investigation Concludes That Roofer's Death Was Preventable
      • Lawsuit: Employee Shouldn't Have to Choose Between Job and Health
      • Lack of Fall Protection Cited in Death of Tower Painter
      • Missouri Manufacturer's Equipment Lacked Proper Safety Mechanisms
      • Illinois Union to Hold New Officer Election
      • Workers Exposed to Corrosive Chemicals at Pork Processing Facility
      • Motor Freight Line Faces Penalties After Explosion Injures 4
      • Employees of Maine Manufacturer Face Machine Hazards
      • NJ Contractor Cuts Safety Corners with Tree Trimming
      • Childcare Initiative Finds Violations in New Mexico, West Texas
      • Ohio Tank Cleaning Company Puts Workers in Danger
      • California Construction Workers Get Belated Benefit Plan Payments
      • Honolulu Subcontractor Pays Back Wages at 10 Projects
      • Call for Removal of Defective Forklifts in 9 States
      • Massachusetts Clinic to Pay $190,000 for Systemic Pay Bias
      • Texas Company Exposed Workers to Numerous Safety Hazards
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • #LoveYourServer
    • Expanding Opportunities for Youth
    • Job Training Reform Coming
    • Health Enrollment Ending
    • First-Time Moms at Work
    • Foreign Labor Certification Report
    • 'Igniting Innovation'
    • Migrant Workers Schooled on Rights
    • Farmworkers Resource Fair
    • Thwarting Misclassification
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • February 5, 2015
    • What's New
      • In Tucson and Salt Lake City, Expanding Opportunity for All
      • The Faces of Health Care
    • National News
      • In the Budget, Robust Support for Working Families
      • Ashley Furniture Faces $1.76 Million in Fines
      • Jail-Based Job Centers Will Help Break the Cycle of Incarceration
    • DOL Working for You
      • Job Corps Student Making Waves in Pacific Northwest
    • DOL in Action
      • Multiple Hazards Found at Georgia Auto Parts Manufacturer
      • Las Vegas Telemarketer Ordered to Pay Back Wages, Damages
      • Hawaii Steak Restaurant to Return $150,000 in Tips, Back Wages
      • Ohio Plant Worker's Death Preventable
      • Illinois Contractor Made Conscious Decision Not to Protect Its Workers
      • Pattern of Injuries Persists at Ohio Manufacturing Facility
      • Storm Sewer Installer Put at Risk of Trench Cave In
      • Drywall Contractor Pays Overtime Back Wages, Damages
      • Texas Workers Face Cancer Risk
      • Off-the-Clock Charting Nets Nurses $114,690 in Back Wages, Damages
      • Laid-Off Wisconsin Workers to Get Additional Aid
      • Auto Parts Supplier, Temp Agency Face $158,000 in Fines
      • New York Roofing Contractor Gambled with Workers' Safety
      • Oregon Businessman Ordered to Pay Workers $512,000
      • Contaminated Laundry Imperils Medical Center Employees
      • Aircraft Workers Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals
      • Ohio Company Fined $85,000 in Electrical Equipment Mishap
      • Explosive Dust at Animal Feed Facility Threatens Workers
      • Lack of Protections Led to Worker's Death at Texas Bolt Maker
      • Judgment Restores Missing Premiums to Health Plan Participants
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Disability Employment Summit
    • Skills Working Group Launched
    • Military Transition Services
    • Meet the DOL Leadership Team
    • Mine Fatality Reduction Effort
    • Preventing Working Deaths
    • Agricultural Outreach
    • Braille Award Honoree
    • Logger Protection Alliance
    • Focus on Wages in Recycling
    • Inclusion in Transit
    • Janitorial Industry Initiative
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • January 29, 2015
    • What's New
      • Calling On All Mayors: Help Us Lead On Leave
      • Soaring Higher With New Skills
      • Fast Times at the Washington Auto Show
    • National News
      • Record Number of Discrimination Complaints Filed on Miners' Behalf
      • Engaging the Public for Smarter Regulations
      • States Split $38 Million to Expand 'Work Sharing' Programs
      • White House Event Highlights Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
    • International Scene
      • U.S., Denmark Policymakers Discuss Labor Market Strategies
      • ILO Receives $8 million to Reduce Child Labor in Vietnam
    • It Happened on the Hill
      • High Marks From Transitioning Service Members
    • DOL Working for You
      • Training Program Rescues Diver's Sinking Business
    • DOL in Action
      • Laid-off Kentucky Workers to Receive Job Training Benefits
      • Explosive Dust and Other Hazards Found at Texas Grain Mill
      • Warehouse Workers Exposed to Electrical Hazard
      • Old Lead Presents New Hazard
      • Ohio Plant Fails to Manage Highly Hazardous Chemicals
      • Suit Alleges Utilities Contractor Violated Workers' Rights
      • Ohio Painting Company Again Fails to Prevent Falls
      • Las Vegas Limo Drivers to be Paid $232,000 Following Investigation
      • Idaho Steel Manufacturer Cited Following Fatal Forklift Accident
      • Explosion Kills Worker at Omega Protein Plant
      • Unpaid Wages Recovered for Oregon Construction Workers
      • Texas Plastics Manufacturer Ignored Key Safety Procedures
      • Former Michigan Union Official Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement
      • Hawaii Security Company Pays Overtime Back Wages
      • Workers Missclassified at Texas Construction Companies
      • Solid Waste Facility Fined $91,000 in Explosion That Injured 2
      • Auto Parts Co. Management Ignored Hazards, Worker Seriously Injured
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Workplace Myth Buster
    • Championing Worker Voice
    • #ApprenticeshipWorks
    • Extending a Hand to the Homeless
    • Transforming Community Colleges
    • 2014 Union Membership Report
    • Ensuring Opportunity for All
    • Sex Discrimination Guidelines
    • Workplace Challenges
    • The Case for Global Paternity Leave
    • Keeping Lone Star Workers Safe
    • Pregnancy Protections at Work
    • Mine Safety Progress
    • Worker Rights in New Mexico
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • January 22, 2015
    • What's New
      • State of the Union — Promoting Middle-Class Economics
      • Unmistakable Progress Made in Realizing MLK's Dream
    • International Scene
      • $11 Million Invested to Eliminate Child, Forced Labor
    • News You Can Use
      • Be an Apprenticeship LEADER
    • DOL Working for You
      • With a Little Help, Massachusetts Vet Dresses for Success
    • DOL in Action
      • Johns Hopkins University Lab Settles Discrimination Charges
      • Worker Suffers Severe Injuries at Illinois Grain Company
      • 12 Mines Undergo Impact Inspections
      • Florida Freezer Manufacturer Not Hot On Safety
      • Louisiana Union to Rerun Officer Election
      • Lockheed Martin Settles Wage Dispute With Coast Guard
      • Judge Orders Kentucky Restaurant Owners to Pay $90,000
      • Construction Subcontractor Faces Penalty in Worker Deadly Plunge
      • Construction Company Cited After Teen Worker Severely Injured
      • Blast Kills Worker at Fireworks Storage Facility
      • Company Fined When Workers Sickened by Chlorine Gas Release
      • Fiduciary Must Restore Funds to New York Retirement Plan
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Workplace Myth Buster
    • Summer Jobs: Pathways to Success
    • An Apprenticeship Success Story
    • Sharing a Universal Experience
    • Engaging Girls in STEM
    • Webinar Promotes Paid Leave
    • Pact on Misclassification
    • National Mentoring Month
    • Protecting Farm Workers
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • January 15, 2015
    • What's New
      • Championing Paid Leave to Strengthen the Middle Class
    • National News
      • Apprenticeship — College Partnership Exceeds 100 Members
      • A New Rule That Will Save Coal Miners' Lives
    • Take Three: Pregnancy Discrimination
    • International Scene
      • $1.3 Million Awarded to Fight Job Discrimination in Mexico
    • DOL Working for You
      • Apprenticeship Grad Soars at Aerospace Company
    • DOL in Action
      • Displaced Casino Workers in Atlantic City to Get Employment Support
      • Dust Levels in Underground Coal Mines Continue Downward Trend
      • New York Investment Advisor Sued for Fiduciary Breaches
      • Funding Helps Missourians Rebuild After Storms and Flooding
      • Southern California Garment Manufacturer Shortchanges Workers
      • Renovation Workers Face Fall Hazards in Massachusetts
      • Department Wins Election Lawsuit Against Arizona Union
      • Connecticut Employees Exposed to Respiratory, Chemical Hazards
      • Oklahoma City Nurse Breaks and Pay Are Cut Short
      • Foundry Workers Exposed to Dangerous Noise Levels
      • Excavating Company Cited 8th Time for Trench Hazards
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • High Note for Employment in 2014
    • Expanding Apprenticeship
    • 40 Years of Pension Protection
    • Worker Voice in the 21st Century
    • Compliance Outreach Proliferates
    • Support System for Veterans
    • Misclassification Agreement
    • Reaching Out to Consulates
    • Midwest Construction Alliance
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • January 8, 2015
    • What's New
      • Maintaining a Sharp Focus on Shared Prosperity
      • Discovering the Possibilities That STEM Offers
    • National News
      • Coal Mining Deaths Drop to Record Low
    • DOL Working for You
      • Job Corps Graduate-Turned-Carpenter Fulfills Childhood Dream
    • DOL in Action
      • Liquid Feed Manufacturer Cited in Double Fatality
      • Ohio Scrapyard 'Failed its Workers,' Fined $378,000
      • Roofing Company Has History of Ignoring Fall Standards
      • No Fun for Heat-Exposed Amusement Park Workers
      • Fines Come Back Around for Chronic Violator, Boomerang Tube
      • Fatality at Construction Project Leads to Citations, Fines
      • Locked Exit Door Continues to Plague Dollar General
      • Water Bottling Company Cited After Accident Disables Worker
      • Auto Parts Supplier Faces $102,000 in Fines for Safety Violations
      • California Transit Union to Rerun Leadership Election
      • Deadly Fall Blamed on Absence of Safety Protection
      • Chicago Companies Expose Workers to Asbestos
      • Pennsylvania Iron Foundry Repeatedly Fails to Protect Workers
      • New Hampshire Concrete Manufacturer Fined $230,000
      • No Protection, Training Provided for Fatal Trench Collapse Victim
      • Manufacturer Twice Cited for Electrocution Hazards in 18 Months
      • Texas Fabricator Put Workers in Harm's Way
      • Faulty Alarm System Contributed to Worker Death
      • Workers Face Hazards Without Safety Equipment
      • Illinois Company Fined $171,000 for Willfully Putting Employees at Risk
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Detroit — Driven to Succeed
    • Strategic Enforcement on Wages
    • New Changes for the New Year
    • Improving Disability Employment
    • Pilot Prevails on Safety
    • Networking Partnership in Texas
    • Aid For Lummi Nation Fishermen
    • Contractor Sued on Wages
    • Mine Impact Inspections
    • American Samoa Faulted on Pay
    • Farm Fined on Hiring
    • Labor Certification Session
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events