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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Payroll Fraud

    Witnesses testified on the employer practice of classifying employees as contract workers to avoid paying insurance, taxes, and overtime. They focused on the impact on worker…

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    BP Worker Safety

    Steve Flynn testified about steps BP had taken to improve working conditions since the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers. He also answered questions about…