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Seafarers Can Refuse to Sail Through Red Sea as Houthis Step Up Attacks: Industry

Seafarers have the right to refuse to sail on ships passing through the Red Sea in a new industry agreement as the situation escalates and further vessels are attacked by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis, a labor union and industry groups said …

Mother of Teen Killed at Mississippi Poultry Factory Sues Company for Negligence

(AP) — The mother of a 16-year-old who died in a workplace accident at a Mississippi poultry factory is suing the companies that hired and employed him, accusing them of failing to follow safety standards that could have prevented his …

Germany Hit by Strikes as Workers Demand Better Pay and Conditions

Germany has been hit by a series of strikes since the start of 2024 as unions press for higher wages and improved working conditions to make up for high inflation and staff shortages in Europe’s largest economy. The industrial action …

Bill to Ban Smoking in Atlantic City Casinos Advances

A measure that would prohibit smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos moved forward Monday after three years of going nowhere, heartening casino workers who say they are literally sick and tired of having smoke blown in their faces at work. The …

French Regulator Fines Amazon for ‘Intrusive’ Staff Surveillance

French regulator CNIL said on Tuesday it had fined Amazon France Logistique 32 million euros ($35 million) for what the CNIL said was an “excessively intrusive” surveillance system set up to monitor the performance of staff. The CNIL said indicators …

Spanish Court Rules Facebook Moderator Suffered Work-Related Mental Trauma

A Spanish court has ruled a former Facebook moderator’s mental health was damaged by his work reviewing graphic content such as beheadings, in a case that could have implications for how social media firms work with moderators. The Barcelona court, …

OSHA Fines Mississippi Poultry Plant $212,646 in Death of 16-year-old Worker

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration this week fined a Mississippi poultry processor $212,646 – an amount set by law – after a 16-year-old was pulled to his death inside a deboning machine last summer. Mar-Jac Poultry MS LLC in …

New Mexico Revoked Licenses of Cannabis Growers and Fined Them $2M for Safety, Other Violations

New Mexico marijuana regulators revoked the licenses of two growing operations in a rural county for numerous violations and have levied a $1 million fine against each business. One of the businesses, Native American Agricultural Development Co., is connected to …

New Jersey Casino Workers Light Up in State House to Protest Smoking in Workplace

With prospects for a smoking ban in Atlantic City`s casinos looking hazier than ever, workers who want smoking banned took matters into their own hands, lips and lungs Thursday. Members of the United Auto Workers union disrupted a meeting of …

Service Workers Union Asks Feds to Oversee South Carolina’s ‘Lax’ Safety Agency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the largest labor organizations in the United States petitioned the federal government on Thursday to wrest workplace safety oversight from South Carolina regulators accused of failing to protect service employees. South Carolina is one …