Former Worker in Libby, Mont., Wins $36.5 Million in Asbestos Case

The verdict was the first of hundreds of cases pending against the company hired to oversee medical care and safety for workers at a mine and mill in Libby, Mont.

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A Judge Declared California’s Gig Worker Law Unconstitutional. Now What?

The law, the result of a $200 million proposition fight last year, ensures that workers like Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors.

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After Meat Workers Die of Covid-19, Families Fight for Compensation

Employees of a JBS meat-processing plant in Greeley, Colo., got sick or died, but their families have so far been denied compensation.

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Companies Push for Virus Legal Protection, Prompting Worker Concern

Businesses are lobbying Congress for protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, but unions and Democrats fear a liability shield would encourage reckless behavior.

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The Coronavirus Hit Workers Hard. The Paycheck Guarantee Act Could Help.

It’s not too late to help if we pass the Paycheck Guarantee Act.

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