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VIAW Newswire 12.18.12

Posted on 18 December 2012 by admin

Port Terminal Operator APM Eavesdropped on Workers, Union Alleges

APM Terminals has been accused by a California dockworkers union of eavesdropping on workers to gain an edge in contract negotiations.

Slow Recovery Affects Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Costs

Workers’ compensation benefits declined to $57.5 billion in 2010 according to a report released today by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).

Pay Me Once, Pay Me Twice, Pay Me Thrice

Factually, Mr. Jenkins was an employee of Bombardier Aerospace driving a company vehicle, within the course and scope of his employment, when he was struck by another vehicle owned by the City of Elkins and driven by its employee Stephen Stanton, likewise in the course and scope of his employment.

Wage Theft is Illegal and Immoral

Kim Bobo, the Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice and the author of “Wage Theft in America,” recently spoke at Duke Divinity School and then at N.C. Central University School of Law in Durham, N.C.

L.A. County Transit Officials OK More Funds for Blue Line Safety

Los Angeles County transit officials Thursday budgeted $6.78 million more for improvements on the Blue Line — one of the busiest light-rail lines in the nation, with 26 million riders annually and a history of accidents and fatalities.


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