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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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    Working Conditions Overseas

    Scott Nova talked about laws and standards governing working conditions overseas for the people who make clothes and other goods sold in the U.S. in light of the previous month’s…

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    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

    Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. They talked about the March 25, 1911 factory fire and about…

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    Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Nixon Labor Undersecretary Laurence Silberman discusses administration labor policies including affirmative action and the development of the Occupational Safety and Health…

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    The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911

    Historians talked about the legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in which 146 garment workers died on March 25, 1911, in New York City. After the presentations, one of which included…

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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…

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    Miner Safety and Health

    Witnesses testified on H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010, which would authorize the government to temporarily close coal mines under certain conditions and would provide…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Worker Safety

    Dr. John Howard talked about the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s role in protecting Gulf of Mexico oil spill workers. He also responded to telephone…

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    Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine safety officials testified on proposals to invest in mine safety programs, focusing on efforts to prevent mine disasters. They focused on the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey…

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    Mine Safety, Company Panel

    Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as the company’s safety record. Several…

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    Crandall Canyon Mine Tragedy

    The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on the August 6, 2007, disaster at Utah’s Crandall Canyon Mine, focusing on the fact that such accidents continue to occur more…

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    Utah Mine Collapse

    Witnesses testified about mine safety and an August 6, 2007, Utah mine collapse. Among the issues they addressed were federal regulations related to mine safety, implementation of…

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    Book Discussion on Communities without Borders

    David Bacon talked about his book Communities without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration, published by ILR Press. In his book, Mr. Bacon documents, through…

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    Sweatshops

    Mr. Engardio talked by remote video link from New York City about sweatshops. His BusinessWeek cover story, “Secrets, Lies and Sweatshops,” examined U.S. knowledge of…

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    Mine Safety

    Family members of miners killed in mining disasters in West Virginia in January 2006, and in Alabama in 2001 testified at a Congressional forum about the tragedies. Miners who…

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    Mine Safety Officials Nominations

    Mr. Foulke testified about his qualifications to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Mr. Stickler testified about his qualifications to…

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    Mine Safety

    The governor and members of the Congressional delegation of West Virginia spoke to reporters about mine safety legislation on the state level. They talked about the importance of…

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    Mine Safety

    Witnesses testified about working conditions and mine safety at coal mines. They focused on several recent mine accidents and incidents, including a deadly accident following and…

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    Sago Mine Investigation Update

    Mr. McKinney, administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, gave a technical briefing on the fatal Sago Mine accident in West Virginia. Using a flat panel television, he spoke…

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    International Labor Laws

    Mr. Kernaghan talked about international labor laws. He also addressed free trade, and said that the current world trade system offered no protections for workers and had…

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