Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 16 (1990)

Organizing for Health & Safety

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  • Labor Bookshelf 

    Unknown author (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Earlier this year, OCAW Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Mazzocchi, one of the "founding fathers" of the OSH movement in the late 1960s, started a new publication that embodies and seeks to further the growing coalition ...
  • AIDS at Work: The SEIU AIDS Project 

    Mehring, John (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] In the early stages of the AIDS epidemic, AIDS was primarily an urban phenomenon, appearing first among gay men, intravenous (I.V.) drug users and their sexual partners. Service workers in San Francisco, Los ...
  • Stalking a Killer: UAW 735's Cancer Watch 

    Leslie, Michael (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] GM Hydra-matic is a dangerous plant. Formerly known as the "Willow Run (Michigan) Bomber Plant" because it produced B-24 bombers during World War II, the plant today builds transmissions for GM vehicles and ...
  • Reproductive Hazards: A Labor-Feminist Alliance 

    Morse, Elise (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] This term the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case called UAW vs. Johnson Controls. The Court will decide on the legality of excluding women from certain jobs under the guise of protecting unborn children. The ...
  • Joint Committees: No Substitute for Union Action 

    Egarian, Marjorie (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Nearly half of all industrial union contracts mandate joint labor-management health and safety committees (JHSCs). In the past five years, mandated JHSCs have also become common in the public sector in states ...
  • COSHes Help Build Healthy Unions 

    Lessin, Nancy; Richardson, Charley (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Boston's current fiscal crisis has made the refrain "we have no money to fix it" seem like a broken record. Yet, recently, Boston City Hospital workers have won improved ventilation, larger work rooms, air ...
  • HELP in New Jersey: From Right-to-Know to Right-to-Act 

    Jeffrey, Edith K. (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Since 1987 the New Jersey Right-to-Know-and-Act Coalition has been working to extend the rights of citizens and workers to take an active part in decisions vital to their health and safety. The Coalition initiated ...
  • Beating BASF: OCAW Busts Union-Buster 

    Leonard, Richard; Nauth, Zack (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] What started as a labor dispute involving 370 workers in rural Louisiana ended after the OCAW had transformed the struggle into a worldwide labor-environmental coalition against the policies and practices of BASF ...
  • Plucking Cargill: The RWDSU in Georgia 

    Cromer, Linda (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Buena Vista is remarkable, however, because of the courage and determination of the mostly black, mostly female poultry processing workers at Cargill, Inc. Their story is one of organizing a union to force ...
  • ILG Organizing Sweatshops: An Interview with Danny Perez, ILG Organizer 

    Unknown author (1990-09-01)
    [Excerpt] "Uretek" has become sort of a legend among union health and safety activists. It has all the elements of a good labor storyworking conditions you wouldn't believe unless and until you saw them, a struggle that ...

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