Trench collapses are some of the most frequent construction site hazards. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration has cited a New York contractor for failure to control cave-in hazards, leading to a worker being trapped in a collapse.
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Joe's Union Review does a great job de-bunking the myth being bandied about on UAW pay as the cause of the US auto industries problems. There have been tons of headlines expressing shock that some UAW workers are alleged to make, hold your breath, $79,000 a year. In a world where hedge fund managers have been making billions of dollars a year and only paying capital gains taxes on this windfall, why does this number for hardworking people cause outrage?
According to Union Review, Nassau County police are of the opinion that there was inadequate security:
Recently, the Second and Third Departments of the Appellate Division have issued decisions which narrow the application of Hoffman Plastic Compounds v. National Labor Relations Bd., 535 US 137 , a 2002 United States Supreme Court decision which held that an undocumented worker who had been wrongfully terminated for participating in union activities could not recover back pay because he had used fraudulent documents to obtain his employment.