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Oregon adopts most protective heat rules for workers in US

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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon adopted an emergency rule Thursday that strengthens requirements for employers to safeguard workers from extreme heat, including expanding access to...

California oil regulators delay health, safety rules again

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It's been a year and a half since California Gov. Gavin Newsom directed oil regulators to consider new health and safety...

Agency: Tennessee zinc miner fired for voicing safety worry

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Federal regulators have brought a complaint against a zinc mining company, claiming that an employee in Tennessee was illegally fired for...

New federal COVID-19 safety rules exempt most employers

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NEW YORK — The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who have...

Labor negotiations escalate at South Dakota pork plant

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In a sign of meatpacking workers becoming emboldened by the pandemic's health threats and economic repercussions, the union at a...

Twitter urges Indian gov’t to respect freedom of expression

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NEW DELHI — Twitter on Thursday said it is worried about the safety of its staff in India and called for the government to...

USDA rejects request for faster pork slaughterhouse speeds

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declined a request by the pork industry to increase the speed at which pigs...

Pork group asks USDA to support faster slaughterhouse speeds

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A group representing slaughterhouses urged the federal government Tuesday to let them continue an effort to speed up the processing...

Nervous workers struggle to adjust to new mask policies

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NEW YORK — An abrupt relaxation of mask policies has left workers at some retail and grocery stores reeling as they try to sort...

Nervous workers struggle to adjust to new mask policies

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<p>NEW YORK &mdash; An abrupt relaxation of mask policies has left workers at some retail and grocery stores reeling as they try to sort...