Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending March 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 357,000, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 341,000. The 4-week moving average was 343,000, an increase of 2,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 340,750.|||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/eta20130547.htm

Timber company to pay $130K for Montana air violations – Billings Gazette

Timber company to pay $ 130K for Montana air violations
Billings Gazette
HELENA — An Oregon timber company has agreed to pay $ 130,925 to a wood stove replacement program under a settlement that resolves air pollution violations alleged by Montana regulators. The Montana Department of Environmental Protection said

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Is Your Easter “Sustainable” And “Ethical”? – Stop the ACLU

Is Your Easter “Sustainable” And “Ethical”?
Stop the ACLU
I've written many times about the use of palm oil and how forests are cleared and wildlife, including orangutans, are intentionally killed to create palm oil farms, mostly in terms of how palm oil is used as a biofuel. I haven't touched on the use of

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‘Together, We Can Change The Course Of History’: World Social Forum In Tunis – CounterCurrents.org

'Together, We Can Change The Course Of History': World Social Forum In Tunis
CounterCurrents.org
In the US, labor activists who received international attention for a successful factory take-over in 2008 at Chicago's Republic Windows and Doors factory said inspiration came from workers in Brazil and Venezuela that they met at the World Social

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A Tomato on the Seder Plate

One was tomatoes, in solidarity with migrant workers who work in near-slavery in America: RHR and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (the central labor
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4 trapped factory workers die in shoe unit blaze

NEW DELHI: Four labourers, including a 13-year-old child, were killed and an 18-year-old critically injured after a fire broke out at an illegal shoe unit in a residential area of Mangolpuri, Outer Delhi, early on Tuesday. Five fire tender battled the
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FPPI workers demand compensation, justice as 5th worker dies at work

By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA — Another worker of the Filipinas Palm Oil year for having reported to the labor department its persistent labor violations.
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The problem with ethical fashion – Stuff.co.nz


Stuff.co.nz
The problem with ethical fashion
Stuff.co.nz
A whole menagerie of cuddly-cute plush toy animals peek out from a prop wardrobe with "Keep Wildlife Out Of Your Wardrobe" emblazoned in bold white letters on the glass pane. Just over a year ago they were exposed for using sweatshop labour

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 30/3 – VietNamNet Bridge

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 30/3
VietNamNet Bridge
At the event, participants exchanged views on potential sectors that both countries prioritise, including household electricity, electronics, food processing, shipbuilding, farming machines, the environment, energy saving and automobile manufacturing

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Syrian Children Forced Into Jordanian Labor Market – The Media Line

Syrian Children Forced Into Jordanian Labor Market
The Media Line
"One bag for cola cans and a second for toys and old gadgets," he explains. Rahman's six-year-old brother Ahmed tries to hide from the scorching sun, finding relief in the shade provided by the Ministry of labor inspector Kamel Samee said child

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