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Fastest-growing Jobs Losing Real Value*

2/20/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Poverty / Class Issues

Brendan Coyne

Home-heating Hardships: Communities Establish Affordable, Sustainable Energy Alternatives

2/17/06

Feature Article

Energy || Poverty / Class Issues

Catherine Komp

As privately owned energy companies continue to gouge American consumers, local populations are banding together to form relatively cheap and green power-supply schemes.

Group Fights Abuse of Gulf Coast Workers, Contracts

2/16/06

News Report

Catastrophe / Crisis || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Day Laborers Face Broad Array of Risks

2/15/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Immigration / Refugees

Brendan Coyne

Critics: Lawmakers' Self-reform Efforts Fall Short

2/13/06

News Report

Politics / Legislation || Business

Michelle Chen

Cali. OSHA Office Under Fire for Looking Other Way

2/13/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

Oil Company Trusts May be a Done Deal

2/8/06

News Report

Energy || Business

Brendan Coyne

Striking NYU Grad Students Face Retaliation, Uphill Battle

2/8/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Education / Schools

Bennett Baumer

With backing from the National Labor Relations Board squarely behind the college administration, New York University is free to fight its entrenched grad-student labor union with tactics banned in other management-worker conflicts.

Bush Sends Mixed Signals on Workplace Safety

2/7/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

Dissident Labor Blamed for Toyota’s Waffling

2/7/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Business

NewStandard Staff

Job Market Lags Behind Past Recoveries

2/6/06

News Report

Economy || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Movement for More Nurses Fueled by Cali. Victory

2/6/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Labor Issues

Kari Lydersen

Gov. Schwarzenegger’s attempt to beat back progressive nurse-staffing standards in California appears to have backfired, inspiring unions across the country to demand the help they’ve long said they and their patients need.

Trademark Act May Threaten Fair Use

2/6/06

News Report

Business || Culture / the Arts

NewStandard Staff

Labor: New Mine Safety Plans Fail to Measure Up

2/3/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Govt. Survey Science May Hide Unemployment Numbers

2/3/06

News Report

Economy || Labor Issues

NewStandard Staff

Do-it-Yourself Disaster Relief Snubs New Orleans Planners

2/2/06

Feature Article

Catastrophe / Crisis || Social Movements / Activism

Michelle Chen

With little useful assistance from FEMA and an abandon-and-wait attitude from the city, irrepressible hurricane survivors assert to reoccupy their neighborhoods and rebuild their homes – by doing it.

Home-heating Hardships: Watchdogs Blame Industry, Not Weather, for High Energy Costs

2/1/06

Feature Article

Energy || Business

Catherine Komp

While some mainstream energy analysts blame the 2005 hurricane season and rising demand, progressive consumer advocates trace high prices to energy deregulation, which for the past several years has been dramatically altering the utilities industry.

Groups Scramble to Defeat Budget Cuts

2/1/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Poverty / Class Issues

Jessica Azulay

Record Profits Inspire No Good Will at Exxon

2/1/06

News Report

Energy || Business

Brendan Coyne

Special Counsel Report Short on Details, Group Charges

2/1/06

News Report

Labor Issues

NewStandard Staff

Settlement Exposes Asbestos Fund as ‘Bailout’

2/1/06

News Report

Business || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

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