WESTON, WI – An employee working at Crystal Finishing Systems Inc.’s aluminum extrusion facility in Weston was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a puller machine while trying to unjam a piece of aluminum.
SAN DIEGO – Mientras que docenas de compañías a lo largo de la frontera de Estados Unidos en California contratan trabajadores de México para trabajar como trabajadores de almacenes y logística en decenas de edificios no descriptivos, los investigadores y abogados del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. también están trabajando arduamente–para prevenir la explotación de estos trabajadores y hacer que los empleadores rindan cuentas.
SAN DIEGO – While dozens of companies along the U.S. border in California hire workers from Mexico to labor as warehouse and logistics’ workers in scores of non-descript buildings, U.S. Department of Labor investigators and attorneys are also working hard – to prevent exploitation of these workers and hold employers accountable.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $189 million to workforce agencies in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to operate their Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments programs. This award is a $40 million increase over the previous year.
ATLANTA– The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is partnering with several construction organizations to promote worker safety through a safety stand down taking place at Georgia construction sites and traffic work zones, April 11-15.
In the week ending April 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 166,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 31,000 from 202,000 to 171,000. The 4-week moving average was 170,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 30,500 from 208,500 to 178,000.
GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Nearly five years after an employee died in a trench collapse, a Missouri contractor exposed two workers to the life-threatening risk of being buried by thousands of pounds of soil as they worked in an unprotected trench weakened by water pooling in an excavation site.
DETROIT – A Detroit law firm paid its administrative and support staff workers a salary for all hours worked but failed to pay at least 36 workers the overtime wages they earned. Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division determined that, while the employees of McKeen & Associates P.C.
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO– Durante una visita oficial a México, la subsecretaria del Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, Julie Su, anunció hoy nuevas inversiones del departamento para apoyar el fortalecimiento de los derechos de los trabajadores, la promoción de la libertad de asociación, el derecho a la negociación colectiva y la eliminación del trabajo infantil y forzado.
MEXICO CITY– During an official visit to Mexico, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su today announced new investments by the department to support strengthening workers’ rights, promoting freedom of association, the right to bargain collectively, and the elimination of child and forced labor.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a San Jose trucking company to pay more than $145,000 in back wages and damages after a federal whistleblower investigation found the company retaliated against two workers who refused to drive commercial motor vehicles when they felt too sick or fatigued to drive safely.