Missouri pork plant workers say they can't cover mouths to cough

A lawsuit filed against a Smithfield Foods plant claims it has created a public nuisance by failing to protect workers from coronavirus infection.
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Mine workers’ union wants more protections against COVID-19

The United Mineworkers of America is asking the federal government to issue emergency rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19 inside coal mines.


Bonuses paid to PES refinery executives infuriate ex-workers and environmentalists

Infuriating. Unfair. Repulsive. Those are some of the printable words used by former employees of Philadelphia Energy Solutions about the news that company executives got about $4.5 million in bonuses before PES filed for bankruptcy.

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Erik Loomis: Why labor and environmental movements split—and how they can come back together

Neither the labor movement nor the environmental movement has the power that it did four decades ago.

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Trump on energy: Mission accomplished

Ahead of his first State of the Union address, President Trump promised a "forward-looking" discourse. But the president's brief remarks on energy last night offered only a view of the past.


'Energy dominance' a likely theme of the State of the Union address

When President Trump takes the podium in the House chamber tomorrow night, expect to hear him tout his administration's work to bolster U.S. fossil fuels businesses.
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