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  • May 7, 2015
    • What's New
      • Helping Baltimore as the City Heals
      • 'Lead on Leave' Tour Heads to Oregon
    • National News
      • 2015 Fall Safety Stand-Down Is Up-and-Running
      • New Protections Put in Place for Workers in Confined Spaces
      • Capitol Hill Stands Down for Fall Safety
    • News You Can Use
      • The Heat (App) Is On!
    • Of Note
      • The 'Oscars' of Government Service
    • DOL Working for You
      • Missouri Manufacturer Learns It 'Pays to Be Safe'
    • DOL in Action
      • $7.5M to Help Kentucky Residents Hurt by Reduced Demand for Coal
      • Personal Safety Gear May Have Prevented Roofer's Death
      • Partnering with Rhode Island to Protect Misclassified Workers
      • Steel Manufacturer Fined $45,000 for Hazardous Conditions
      • Safety Hazards Persist for Workers at Plastics Manufacturer
      • $3.2 Million Awarded to Laid Off Workers in Massachusetts
      • Suit Alleges Retirement Funds Used Illegally
      • Unsafe Scaffolding at Georgia Eatery Witnessed by Inspectors
      • AFGE Union in Pittsburgh to Hold New Officer Election
      • Additional Funds Awarded for Storm Recovery Work in Colorado
      • Alabama Scrap Plant Fails to Protect Workers Exposed to Lead
      • Georgia Contractor Knowingly Puts Trench Workers at Risk
      • Arc Flash Injures Worker at Republic Steel Plant in New York
      • Bay Area Social Workers Recoup $1.7 Million in Overtime
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • A Leg Up for Former Inmates
    • Protecting Farmworkers
    • Education: A Great Equalizer
    • New Diversity Council Meets
    • Benefits of Safety Culture
    • Pennsylvania Veterans Job Fair
    • Not Defined by Disability
    • Older Women Mean Business
    • Immigrant Working Women Heard
    • Women Building the Nation
    • Pacific Coast Safety Fest
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • April 30, 2015
    • What's New
      • 'We've Waited Long Enough' on Minimum Wage Hike
      • #LeadOnLeave Makes a Stop in Rhode Island
      • Upskilling Summit Stresses New Opportunities for More Workers
    • National News
      • Honoring the Fallen on Workers' Memorial Day
      • Workers Remembered Across the Nation
      • $150 Million to Enhance Regional Workforce, Industry Partnerships
      • Rules Issued for H-2B Visa Program
      • Advocacy for Veterans and Military Spouses
    • International Scene
      • Global Safety and Health Initiative Receives $10 Million in Funding
    • News You Can Use
      • Summer Jobs, A Learning Experience
    • Of Note
      • DOL Employee Receives Distinguished Rank Honor
    • DOL Working for You
      • Grateful Plumber Goes a Long Way to Thank Federal Investigators
    • DOL in Action
      • Comcast Settles Sex and Race Discrimination Case
      • $5 Million Offers Employment Support to Youth in St. Louis
      • BabyVision Inc. to Pay $121,000 to Underpaid, Threatened Workers
      • Colorado Roofers Exposed to Fall Hazards
      • Former Nebraska Union Official Gets Prison for Embezzlement
      • Lawsuit Alleges Bank Charged Excessive Fees to Retirement Plan
      • Soap and Shampoo Manufacturer Fined for Workplace Hazards
      • Colorado Utility Installers Faulted on Trench Protection
      • Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide Hospitalizes Worker in Texas
      • Nursing Home Operator Underserves Its Employees
      • Failure to Communicate Leads to Wrongful Termination
      • Lack of Training Led to Worker's Fingers Being Amputated
      • 20 Mines Cited in Impact Inspections
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • New Growth in Manufacturing
    • Economic Development Summit
    • True Colors Shining Through
    • Balancing Work and Caregiving
    • Recognizing a 'Star'
    • International Statisticians Gather
    • Wage Protection in Philadelphia
    • Mine Report Shows 10 Deaths
    • Focusing on Compliance
    • Black Lung Claims Rule
    • 50+ Women 2 Work
    • Labor Law Primer for Consulates
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • April 23, 2015
    • What's New
      • Leading on Leave, the Philadelphia Way
    • National News
      • 50 Years Later, Job Corps Still Packs a Punch
      • Federal, State Partnership Pays Off for Workers
      • $12 Million in Grants Awarded for Youth Job Initiative
    • International Scene
      • Worker Exploitation Conference Seeks Solutions
    • It Happened on the Hill
      • The State of Mine Safety and Health
    • News You Can Use
      • Stand Proud, Stand Tall, Stand-Down
    • Around DOL
      • Daughters and Sons Come to Work
      • Finding Savings in a Greener Workplace
    • DOL Working for You
      • IT Career Gets Rebooted
    • DOL in Action
      • Ringling Bros. to Enhance Safety for Aerial Acts
      • $1.4 Million Recovered for Long Island Plumbing and Heating Workers
      • Alleged Retirement Embezzler Indicted
      • Safety Gear May Have Prevented Tower Workers' Deaths
      • Return Visit Finds New, Recurring Hazards at Sign Manufacturer
      • California Credit Card Company Fails to Meet Overtime Obligations
      • Duke Energy Florida Cited in Worker Electrocution
      • Illinois Metal Siding Workers at Risk of Amputation
      • Fatal Fall at Mississippi Construction Site 'Preventable'
      • Dollar Tree Stores Continue to Endanger Workers
      • Worker's Injury Reveals Workplace Hazards
      • Georgia Lumber Yard Faces $179,000 in Penalties
      • Workers Face Amputation, Lead Hazards at Steel Wire Maker
      • Complaint Prompts Trailer Parts Manufacturer's Inspection
      • Pennsylvania Insulation Contractor Faces $490,000 in Penalties
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • How to Grow the Economy
    • Furthering AAPI Leaders
    • Whistleblower Committee Meets
    • Ensuring a Critical Safety Net
    • Davis-Bacon Act Compliance
    • Looking to Job Corps' Future
    • Training and Equity for Workers
    • Help for Women Veterans
    • Good News for Miners
    • Outreach for Hmong Community
    • Helping Combat Human Trafficking
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • April 16, 2015
    • What's New
      • Protecting Consumers From Conflicts of Interest in Retirement Advice
      • Equal Pay Day Shines a Light on Gender Wage Gap
      • In Detroit, Hiring Former Inmates Is Beneficial for Businesses
    • National News
      • $15 Million in Grants for Disability Employment
      • Training Funds to Help Veterans Overcome Homelessness
    • International Scene
      • Youth Project Set for El Salvador and Honduras
      • Policy Leaders Tackle New and Emerging Global Issues
    • DOL Working for You
      • Introducing Students to the World of Work
    • DOL in Action
      • Railroad Retaliation Nets $100,000 for Injured Worker
      • California Caregivers to Receive $101,000 in Back Wages, Damages
      • Chicago Dryer Co. Put Workers at Risk Operating Damaged Cranes
      • Worker Loses Fingertip Because Machine Lacked Safety Controls
      • Tennessee Fiduciary Sued to Restore Retirement Plan
      • Chemical Releases at Texas Plant Trigger an Inspection
      • Settlement Agreement to Address Foundry Hazards
      • New York Plant Inspection Finds 48 Safety Violations
      • Property Management Companies Sued for Underpaying Workers
      • Saipan Divers Get $20,000 in Back Wages
      • Agreement Reached With Sacramento-area Supermarket Chain
      • Illinois Roofing Contractor Lets Fall Protection Equipment Sit Idle
      • Two Mechanics Fatally Crushed in Idaho Incidents
      • Company Falsified Records to Disguise Overtime
      • Ohio Company Cited in Electrocution of 33-Year-Old Worker
      • Metal Fabricator Workers Exposed to Amputation Hazards
      • Federal Inspectors Happen Upon Fall Hazards at Residential Site
      • Bridge Painters Face Lead Hazards in Massachusetts
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Honoring 'Champions of Change'
    • Ending Veterans' Homelessness
    • Skills as a Pay Equalizer
    • Summer Jobs for Youth
    • Protecting Tower Workers
    • Expanding Diversity
    • Chemical Hazards Alliance
    • Focused on Job Seekers
    • Seattle Wage Theft Partnership
    • Landscaper 'Stand-Down'
    • Farm Labor Workshops
    • Mine Safety Data Update
    • Outreach in Oklahoma
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • April 9, 2015
    • What's New
      • Visa Changes Will Benefit Human Trafficking Victims
      • New Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Workplace Rights
      • New Communication System Passes Mine Rescue Test
    • National News
      • Building a Better Future for America's Youth
      • Grants Available to Improve Workforce Data
      • Harwood Safety and Health Grants Now Available $3.5M in 2015
    • DOL Working for You
      • Hard Work and Good Food Equal Success
    • DOL in Action
      • Jury Awards $1.3M to 101 Cheated and Threatened Workers
      • Substandard Scaffold Sends Three Roofers to the Hospital
      • Tank Cleaning Could Have Prevented Worker's Death
      • New Jersey Employer Violates Guest Worker Program
      • Roof Workers Faced 7-Story Falls Until Inspectors Arrived
      • Machine, Welding Hazards Prevalent at Missouri Manufacturing Plant
      • Texas Natural Gas Facility Faces Fines
      • Workers in Danger of Chlorine Gas at Kansas Foundry
      • Cave-in and Struck-by Hazards Found At Construction Site
      • Foundry Workers Exposed to Numerous Serious Hazards
      • Massachusetts Dentist Must Pay Fired Whistleblower
      • Saipan Hotel to Pay $117,000 in Back Wages to 84 Employees
      • Aircraft Manufacturer's Workers Faced Numerous Hazards
      • Excessive Noise, Dust Hazards Found at Georgia Manufacturer
      • Houston Grocery Workers Get $1.3M in Back Wages
      • Back Wages Returned to Wyoming, South Dakota Workers
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Partnering For Opportunity
    • Lead on Leave Tour Hits Chicago
    • Alliance to Protect Airline Workers
    • Mistreatment Gives Way to Gratitude
    • Mining For Life-Saving Answers
    • Equal Pay Strategies for Employers
    • Apprenticeship in Health Care
    • Getting Older Women Back to Work
    • Safety in Agriculture Is Priority
    • Outreach in Oklahoma
    • Win for 1,300 Bay Area Caregivers
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • April 2, 2015
    • What's New
      • 'Lead on Leave' Tour Launches in Seattle
      • Protecting Retirement at White House Conference in Seattle
      • The Value of a Higher Minimum, Pacifically Speaking
      • Veterans Share Experiences of Homelessness
    • National News
      • Help Us Build a Better Workforce System
      • New Guidance on Workplace Violence
      • Historic Coal Mine Safety Law Turns 45
    • International Scene
      • Vietnamese Delegation Studies DOL Workplace Safety Programs
      • Paraguayan Delegation Visits DC, Houston
    • In Our Thoughts
      • Visionary Trailblazer Norwood Made Numbers Count
    • Around DOL
      • Honoring César Chávez
    • DOL Working for You
      • On Target for a Bright Future
    • DOL in Action
      • Federal Contractor in Hawaii Owes $1.2M in Back Wages
      • Funds to be Restored to Connecticut Retirement Plan
      • New Jersey Eateries Owe $325,500 in Back Wages
      • Farm Labor Contractor Must Pay $146,000 in Penalties
      • Action Averts Catastrophe at Honolulu Warehouse
      • Wood Pellet Maker Ignores Repeated Risks of Amputation
      • Violations Force Midwest Hotel Operator to Change Business Practices
      • No Protection Leads to Fatal Trench Disaster
      • Workers Exposed to Fall Hazards Working on Roofs in Florida
      • Inspection at Steel Fabrication Company Yields Multiple Hazards
      • Florida Contractor's Safety Hazards Exposed
      • NJ Clothing Companies Put Workers in Danger
      • Rhode Island Restaurant Chain has Wage and Child Labor Violations
      • Workers Risked Cave-in and Struck-by Hazards
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Workforce Boards Forum
    • Phoenix on the Rebound
    • Apprenticeships in Tech
    • Vulnerable Worker Outreach in NM
    • Women's Bureau Had A Busy March
    • Combatting Misclassification
    • Diversity Talk at Cornell
    • Older Workers Face Tough Terrain
    • 'Green Tobacco Sickness'
    • Comment Period on Sex Bias Rule
    • From Trauma to Work
    • Oil and Gas Workers Get $1.3M
    • UPS Delivers for Veterans
    • Compliance Assistance in Houston
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • March 26, 2015
    • What's New
      • 'Leading on Leave' from Coast to Coast
      • Teaming Up With USDA to Get Unemployed Back to Work
      • Two-Day Summit on Apprenticeship Draws Thousands
    • National News
      • $27 Million in Grants to Help Soon-to-Be-Released Inmates Find Jobs
      • Job Corps Celebrates Women's Successes
    • It Happened on the Hill
      • Emphasizing the Importance of Apprenticeships
      • Conflicted Retirement Advice Is Center Stage at Hill Forum
    • DOL Working for You
      • Family Secures Future After Devastating Medical Setback
    • DOL in Action
      • Millions in Back Wages Recovered for New Jersey Gas Station Workers
      • Contractor Twice Ignores Deadly Electrocution Hazards
      • New York City Transit Authority Retaliates Against Employee
      • Dollar General Commits Repeat Safety Violations, Fined $83,000
      • Houston Group Home Care Providers Receive Back Wages
      • Construction Workers' Exposure to Trenching Hazards 'Can be Fatal'
      • California Restaurant to Pay $45,000 in Back Wages, Damages
      • Suit Seeks Back Wages, Damages for Florida Restaurant Workers
      • Kansas Union Embezzler Sentenced to Prison
      • US Steel Corp.'s Safety Shortcuts Lead to Fatal Explosion
      • Hawaii Wedding Planner Pays Back Wages, Damages
      • Steel Storage Manufacturer Fined Nearly $300,000
      • Federal Inspector Looks Up, Sees Serious Worker Violations
      • Mine Inspectors Find Imminent Danger at Oklahoma Mill and Quarry
      • California Taco Restaurant Owes Workers $36,000
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Briefing the Business Community
    • #Cut50 Bipartisan Coalition
    • Harnessing the Power of 'We'
    • HR Managers Can Make a Difference
    • Women Veterans Celebrated
    • Construction Roundtable
    • Women and the Minimum Wage
    • Apprenticeship Nominees Sought
    • Job Corps Celebrated in Georgia
    • Reaching Out to Filipino Workers
    • Agricultural Training in California
    • Cross-Agency Collaboration
    • Safety Stand-Down in Georgia
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • March 19, 2015
    • What's New
      • 'A Good Job Is the Foundation of the American Dream'
      • Championing Worker Protections on Retirement Advice
    • National News
      • Unemployment for Veterans Declines in 2014
      • Mellon Bank to Return $84 Million to Retirement Plans
      • Final Rules on Excepted Benefits
    • International Scene
      • Germany, U.S. Share Common Mission to Develop Strong Workforce
    • It Happened on the Hill
      • Spotlight on the Fiscal 2016 Budget
    • DOL Working for You
      • Job Corps Leads Him From Homelessness to the Middle Class
    • DOL in Action
      • Union Pacific Ordered to Pay $350,000 to Engineer
      • Company Cited in Fatal Fall at Missouri Dairy Farm
      • High Levels of Carbon Monoxide Found at Bagel Bakery
      • Funds Available for Military in Washington State
      • Bowling Center Worker Dies After Being Caught in Pinsetter
      • Florida University Faulted for Unsafe Levels of Formaldehyde
      • Laser and Skin Surgery Center Overvalues Employee Stock Plan
      • Illinois Recycling Plants Face Penalties of $366,000
      • Massachusetts Health Plan Fiduciaries Sued for Unpaid Premiums
      • Alert Letter Issued to Maine Elephant Refuge After Worker Death
      • Retirement Plan Administrator Barred in Colorado
      • Department Files Suit Against New York Union
      • Workers Receive Added Assistance to Overcome Layoffs
      • Dinnerware Manufacturer Exposes Employees to Numerous Hazards
      • Fire, Explosion Hazards for Employees of New York Manufacturer
      • Safety Hazards Found at Georgia Wood Products Manufacturer
      • Fired for Reporting Hazards, Truck Driver Wins $33,000
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • The Importance of Outreach
    • Progress in Mine Safety
    • A World of Big Data
    • Women's History Month
    • LGBT Workplace Equality
    • Texas Symposium on Ebola
    • Agreement for Recycling Workers
    • Labor Rights Primer for Students
    • Alliance Works to Avoid Falls
    • Fighting Misclassification in Nevada
    • Farmworker Safety in Idaho
    • Partnering in Connecticut
    • Outreach Effort in Texas
    • Nuclear Workers in Colorado
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • March 12, 2015
    • What's New
      • Sen. Edward Kennedy Inducted Into Labor Hall of Honor
      • Encouraging Financial Literacy for Young Workers
      • President Obama Announces TechHire Initiative
    • National News
      • Selma: Marching a Half Century Later
      • Youth Offenders Get Lifeline With Face Forward Initiative
    • International Scene
      • Berlin Hosts G7 International Stakeholder Conference
    • News You Can Use
      • CareerOneStop Launches New Online Resources
    • DOL Working for You
      • From Homeless Veteran to Hometown Hero
    • DOL in Action
      • Serial Safety Violator Faces Contempt Charges
      • Advance Auto Parts Store Ignores Dangerous Asbestos Exposure
      • New York Roofer Fails to Provide Fall Protection
      • Suit Filed Against Fiduciaries to Restore Retirement Plan
      • Honolulu Restaurant to Return $57,000 in Tips, Unpaid Wages
      • Saipan, Tinian Employer to Return $70,000 to Workers
      • Deadly Forklift Accident a 'Preventable Tragedy'
      • Hazards Prove to Be an 'Explosive Combination' at Illinois Facility
      • Florida Roofing Contractor Is Chronic Offender, Fined $186,000
      • Contractors Faulted in Deadly Alabama Trench Collapse
      • Worker Dies Because Missouri Manufacturer Ignored Safety Hazards
      • Worker's Death at Scrap Metal Facility Preventable
      • West Virginia Contractor Ignores Fall Protection for Roofers
      • Alabama Union Agrees to Hold New Officer Election
      • Back Wages Sought for Wisconsin Restaurant Workers
      • Nuclear Workers in Wyoming
      • Georgia Union to Rerun Election
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Opening Doors to Opportunity
    • Boosting Military Families
    • Promoting Priorities in Connecticut
    • Steel Workers' Conference
    • Celebrating Women's History
    • Advancing Accessible Technology
    • Gender Identity Awareness
    • Retaliation Complaint Procedures
    • Illinois Governor's Safety Award
    • Calling All Construction Contractors
    • Focus on California Women
    • Modernizing Compensation Claims
    • Jobs Report Questions Answered
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • March 5, 2015
    • What's New
      • Adding Inequality to Injury
    • National News
      • Crossing a Bridge Into History
    • International Scene
      • World Vision Awarded $7 Million to Combat Exploitative Child Labor
    • DOL Working for You
      • Massachusetts Worker Gets Back Wages — and Gets Involved
    • DOL in Action
      • Arizona Whistleblower to Receive Back Wages, Damages
      • Warehouse Worker's Injury a 'Preventable Tragedy'
      • Pennsylvania Contractor Fined $181,000 for Scaffolding Violations
      • Samsung Device Tester Pays $266,000 in Back Wages
      • Qualified Workers Denied Employment at Arizona Resort
      • Oregon Drywall Company Failed to Pay Prevailing Wage
      • Ohio Wood Pallet Facility Fined $133,000 for Serious Violations
      • Alabama Contractor Leaves Workers Vulnerable to Potential Cave-ins
      • Bronx Hair Salon Sued for 'Illegal and Inexcusable' Firing
      • Conditions at Wisconsin Company Faulted
      • Federal Court Bans Sewer and Water Contractor From Excavating
      • Workers at Chemical Spill Lacked Training
      • Mississippi Furniture Maker Cited in Worker Fatality
      • Damages Sought for School Employee Concerned About Asbestos
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Paid Leave, 'A Good Idea'
    • Remembering A. Philip Randolph
    • Help for the Underpaid, Overworked
    • Garment Industry Compliance
    • Contractors Play Ball for Safety
    • 'Working off the Clock' in Texas
    • Job Corps Center Answers the Call
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • February 26, 2015
    • What's New
      • Department Tasked with Reducing Investment Conflicts of Interest
      • Breaking the West Coast Ports Impasse
      • A Focus on Youth Opportunities
    • National News
      • An Update for Modern Families
      • Measuring Real Impacts for Workers
      • Developing an Online Skills Academy
    • News You Can Use
      • New Mine Safety Tools
    • Around DOL
      • Black History Month Roundtable Focuses on Challenges and Solutions
    • DOL Working for You
      • Colorado Veteran Harnesses Military Skills for Civilian Job
    • DOL in Action
      • $300,000 Judgment Added to $12 Million Recovered for Pension Plans
      • Postal Service to Pay $229,000 in Whistleblower Case
      • 'Unacceptable Practices' at Virginia Coal Mine
      • Massachusetts Roofing Contractor Is Four-Time Fall Hazard Violator
      • Restaurants in San Francisco to Pay $112,000 in Wages, Damages
      • Grain Bin Facility Fined $66,000 in Serious Amputation Injury
      • Temp Workers Face Safety Dangers at New Jersey Facility
      • Exit Routes Become Obstacle Courses at Manhattan Retailer
      • Money Transfer Companies Willfully Underpay Employees
      • Tool Manufacturer Nailed for Amputation Hazards
      • Migrant Workers at California Winery to Get $163,000 in Back Wages
      • Town Halls for Nuclear Weapons Workers
    • BY THE NUMBERS
    • Work in Progress — The Best of Our Blog
    • Supporting Tribal Communities
    • Building Local Partnerships
    • Highlighting Services for Veterans
    • Protecting Tobacco Workers
    • AAPI Listening Session
    • Sharing a Need for Timely Data
    • Keeping Workers Safe on the Farm
    • Partnership with the Highway Patrol
    • Combating Worker Retaliation
    • Farm Labor Contractor Training
    • Warehouse Safety Partnership
    • ERISA Advisory Council Meeting
    • Weekly UI Claims
    • Upcoming Deadlines & Events
  • 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
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