health and safety

US Railroads, regulators clash over braking system for trains carrying flammable liquids

US Railroads, regulators clash over braking system for trains carrying flammable liquids
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/railroads-regul...

NYC MTA blocks TWU 100 Transport Workers Union's gory 'political' ad showing employees injured on the job

NYC MTA blocks TWU 100 Transport Workers Union's gory 'political' ad showing employees injured on the job
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mta-blocks-workers-union-ad-showing-...
The ad manager for the MTA has rejected this ad by the Transport Workers Union Local 100, that calls for pay raises. Union reps believe it was rejected because it was too graphic or political.

Korean Gov Park Prosecutors seek two-year prison sentence for organizer of Sewol ferry march of silence over government cover-up

Korean Gov Park Prosecutors seek two-year prison sentence for organizer of Sewol ferry march of silence over government cover-up
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/770031.html
Nov.13,2016 11:59 KSTModified on : Nov.13,2016 11:59 KST

TWU 100New York City transit worker killed, another injured in subway accident

TWU 100New York City transit worker killed, another injured in subway accident
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/11/11/nyta-n11.html
By Alan Whyte
11 November 2016
Minutes after midnight November 3, two New York City transit workers working as construction flaggers on the tracks in Brooklyn tried to jump into an alcove to avoid an oncoming train, but the space was too small for the both of them, leading to the death of one and serious injuries to the other.

The wild card in Metro’s budget talks: ATU Local 689 Union negotiations "Last month, a group of Metro track workers testified at a board meeting, accusing managers of forcing them to put speed ahead of safety and claiming that the agency wastes money on c

The wild card in Metro’s budget talks: ATU Local 689 Union negotiations "Last month, a group of Metro track workers testified at a board meeting, accusing managers of forcing them to put speed ahead of safety and claiming that the agency wastes money on contractors and consultants who don’t know the system as well as rank-and-file workers."

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