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Heat wave puts Oregon workplace safety rules to the test

Jul. 30, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — New state rules require access to water, shade and breaks on hot days, but workers say they’re still laboring in unsafe conditions. Skyler Fischer is forklift driver at a Fred Meyer distribution center in the town of Clackamas. He’s been working there for...

Contractor fined for denying migrant workers' pay at Gorge

Jun. 18, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A labor contractor denied 165 farm laborers more than $83,000 collectively in overtime pay for cleaning the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington, according to a U.S. Department of Labor investigation. Investigators from the department’s Wage and Hour Division...

Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs

May. 28, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who will do the work? The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union workers to build offshore wind farms to dot the U.S. coastlines...