I guess we shouldn't be surprised, given the disregard shown for worker safety. Michael Whitney at firedoglake has the story of the workers who died.
Update: Both deaths appear to be unrelated to the cleanup effort. BUT a problem with the containment cap is causing more oil to spew forth. Heckuva job!
The news from China's auto factories, as brought to you by Labour Start and the BBC. Workers at other Chinese plants have struck and received pay raises of 25 percent. Union organizers will not be surprised that one unnamed worker was quoted as saying:
"I feel not respected by the human resources department. They often say 'You can leave if you think other plants are better', when we ask for something."
Senate confirms 2 labor board nominees Associated Press
Judge who nixed drill ban reported oil investments Associated Press
Lincoln Intervenes for Arkansas Bank Wall Street Journal
- Most health plans will have to insure children with pre-existing medical conditions starting on or after Sept. 23.
Bob Herbert tells it like it is in his column today. He says we've lost sight of how to build and maintain a flourishing society.
We could always start to rebuild by making it easier to join a union....
Jon Walker has a great post over at firedoglake pointing out that Americans OVERWHELMINGLY care more about jobs than the deficit.
The disconnect between the Washington elites, who have been swept up in deficit hysteria, and the rest of the country couldn’t be more stark.
He couldn't be more right.
Here's the poll.