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|5/6/2015 - Already losing market share to more innovative restaurants that are dropping GMOs (Chipotle) and toxic chemical ingredients (Panera), McDonald's is about to be hit with a massive worker protest.
"McDonald's workers will gatecrash the burger company's shareholder meeting later this month with 'the...|
|2/17/2015 - A cocktail of pesticides sickened 20 farmworkers in a cherry orchard in Washington last April, according to a newly released report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The workers, 19 of whom were women, were the victims of off-target pesticide drift, an occurrence responsible...|
|1/8/2015 - China may be experiencing unprecedented economic growth, perhaps even now surpassing the U.S. as the world's No. 1 economy, but the manner in which the Asian giant is achieving its status is a throwback reminder to some of the darkest days of the U.S. industrial revolution.
Factories that force workers...|
|11/26/2014 - Four people, including two brothers, recently died when a chemical leak at the Texas DuPont Chemical Refinery where they worked led to their inhalation of methyl mercaptan.(1,2)
The chemical, which is used to make insecticide for crops, is noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...|
|10/22/2014 - The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that anyone who cared for Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital could be at risk of contracting the disease.
The admission by Dr. Tom Frieden following news that...|
|10/10/2014 - More than 200 cabin cleaners working at New York's LaGuardia Airport walked off the job on Wednesday in protest of what they say are poor working conditions.
Citing the escalating Ebola scare as the straw that broke the camel's back, the employees of Air Serv, which contracts with major airlines...|
|9/15/2014 - No one ever said that flipping burgers and making tacos should be a career, but unfortunately too many fast food workers have bought into a bogus bill of goods being sold to them by unions, politicians and others that their "profession" is, well, a profession and they should be paid like it.
|9/6/2014 - My heart goes out to all those fast food workers protesting for higher wages, but I'm sad to have to watch them experience the harsh lesson in real-world economics that's about to hit home. By taking to the streets and demanding $15 / hr. in wages, fast food workers are unintentionally making themselves...|
|8/21/2014 - Restful sleep is one of the most important factors in disease prevention, immune support, hormone regulation and overall well-being. But several new studies show that shift workers who labor at odd or inconsistent hours on a regular basis tend to miss out on it, which increases their risk of type 2...|
|8/10/2014 - One of the reasons why corporate and political elites are pressing so hard for "immigration reform" that really amounts to nothing more than amnesty is because, according to them, millions of poor, uneducated people streaming into the country will be "good for the economy."
That's no joke: That reason...|
|7/30/2014 - A U.S.-based supplier of meat and other protein products for McDonald's and KFC restaurants throughout China is under fire after an undercover investigation found that meat dropped on the floor or past its expiration date was being served to customers. And while McDonald's Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc.,...|
|7/16/2014 - Workers who fell ill at the nation's largest nuclear waste storage facility are not psychosomatic, say the plant's operators, but the cause of their illness is still unknown. Dozens of cleanup crew members at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have reported symptoms of throat irritation...|
|6/26/2014 - A breach of protocol at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) facility near Atlanta, Georgia, may have resulted in some 80 employees being exposed to anthrax, according to new reports. A vaguely specified "laboratory incident" triggered the release of the deadly pathogen in three...|
|6/13/2014 - Workers at the federal government's Hanford Site, a Department of Energy facility in Washington State that serves as a repository for spent nuclear power plant fuel rods, say their health has been adversely affected by what they say is toxic exposure to chemicals and radiation.
In an interview with...|
|6/2/2014 - The City Council of Seattle has just approved an ordinance which would raise the minimum wage of workers in that city to $15 an hour.(1) The phase-in takes seven years to complete, with small business given more time to adopt the new wage minimums than large businesses.
Because emotions run high...|
|6/1/2014 - A pair of American hospital workers who got sick after coming in contact with a patient suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have since tested negative for the virus, which can often prove deadly, according to a Florida health official.
Reuters and other news agencies reported...|
|5/29/2014 - The more Americans working in the fast-food and sit-down restaurant industry allow themselves to be duped into protesting their employers for unreasonably higher wages by politically motivated unions and elected officials, the faster they will eventually be replaced by technology, according to a number...|
|5/23/2014 - A strange new illness that the media claims originated in the Middle East has struck dozens of hospital workers and potentially many others across Florida and throughout the Southeast. ClickOrlando.com reports that the MERS virus, also known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, can kill up to one-third...|
|4/5/2014 - Officials with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have shifted attention away from the energy producer's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in recent months, leaving a poorly trained, often unskilled and demoralized workforce to take care of the dangerous radiological cleanup there, multiple reports...|
|3/4/2014 - Federal regulators are scrambling to minimize the public relations impact of a recent radiation leak that occurred at an underground nuclear waste facility in southeastern New Mexico, where 13 workers reportedly tested positive for radiation exposure. According to reports, the discovery came after the...|
|1/16/2014 - Many of the power plant workers and their families who were evacuated after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and later given compensation by the utility for their ongoing hardships, are now being told that they have to return the money, according to new reports. The Japanese news agency Mainichi...|
|1/9/2014 - Union leaders and members have long been Democratic Party constituents, so it was no surprise that, when President Obama and congressional Democrats were pushing the Affordable Care Act in 2009 and 2010, the country's largest unions backed the measure as well.
During its passage, AFL-CIO president...|
|12/3/2013 - In a shocking series events British Social Workers from Essex Social services obtained a Court Order to forcibly remove a baby from its mother by caesarean section against the mothers will.
The mother had travelled to the UK from Italy for a two week training course when she had a panic attack at...|
|10/20/2013 - Most Americans work in the private sector, and many find the pay and benefits lavished upon federal government employees as unfair and inappropriate, especially since they know that government pay and benefits are supplied, by and large, by taxpayers.
So it's not likely they will be happy with a...|
|10/19/2013 - It might be easy or even convenient to believe that Americans are a lazy lot, unmotivated even to engage in rudimentary exercise and modest improvements in dietary habits, so we can live healthier, more productive lives, because that's what the world seems to think.
It's quite likely many of us believe...|
|10/5/2013 - The United States has been automating its manufacturing for decades, adding robotics to replace workers, especially in the vaunted U.S. automobile industry.
The process has most definitely taken its toll on Americans with low- to mid-level skills. In fact, the U.S. has lost 6 million manufacturing...|
|9/29/2013 - As much as seventy percent of the human race will become obsolete within just three generations. Why? Because robotics technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that highly-capable humanoid robots with advanced vision recognition and motor coordination systems are going to take over most menial labor...|
|9/28/2013 - If you have ever wondered why politicians will keep those welfare checks and benefits rolling for as long as they can, while sometimes letting other truly vital services go unfunded, this story will explain it to you.
NBC affiliate KCRA in California reported that a number of people who regularly...|
|9/26/2013 - The Transportation Security Administration, created out of whole cloth as a division of the Department of Homeland Security following 9/11, has quickly become the most egregious of all federal agencies, with a history of criminality unrivaled among the vast bureaucracy in Washington.
The latest incident...|
|9/24/2013 - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a continuing resolution that would fund virtually all government operations - with the exception of Obamacare. Much to the chagrin of the Affordable Care Act's Democrat creators and supporters, the GOP-controlled House did its part to keep this monstrosity...|
|9/20/2013 - There is a new political cartoon floating around the Internet that shows a beleaguered President Obama sitting at his desk with Russian President Vladimir Putin sticking his head in Obama's office as his secretary asks, "President Putin wants to know if you need help with Obamacare too."
|9/18/2013 - The closer we get to the "official" roll-out of Obamacare, the more we are finding out, in the words of Nancy Pelosi, what's in the law.
Some of the worst predictions about it have already come true. Premiums for millions of Americans will not go down, but will go up instead. Many won't be able to...|
|9/12/2013 - A growing number of migrant farm workers, particularly in the state of Florida, are coming down with horrible diseases like cancer that they say are a result of chronic exposure to plant pesticides and herbicides. According to a recent investigative report by Fox News Latino, many conventional produce...|
|8/28/2013 - A series of rolling fast food "walkout" strikes makes it way to the South this Thursday, August 29th. Thousands of workers from Dallas, Houston, Austin, Memphis, Tampa and over a dozen other cities are planning to walk off their jobs to protest the fact that they aren't being paid $15 / hour to serve...|
|8/3/2013 - Thousands of service sector employees in at least seven major U.S. cities walked off the job recently in protest of wages they say are far too low to make an honest living. Workers at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and KFC locations across America skipped work in solidarity on July 29 to call for...|
|7/24/2013 - What was sold to the American people as the greatest reform of the U.S. healthcare system in our history is turning out to be the biggest contributing factor destroying the greatest economy in the history of the planet.
At a time when unemployment remains unacceptably high (7.6 percent in June, up...|
|7/24/2013 - In the latter part of the 20th century, automation - the introduction of machines and "robots" designed to make mass production more effective - began taking over for human workers in American factories. With automation came efficiency, but that efficiency cost the country as well in terms of good-paying...|
|7/18/2013 - The administration is doing everything it can, spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and hiring legions of new federal workers, aimed at convincing you that Obamacare won't be the "train wreck" one of its chief authors in the Senate, the retiring Montana senior statesman Max Baucus, has claimed...|
|7/16/2013 - President Obama likes to promote freedom and democracy around the world, but time and again he has proven he doesn't believe these same principles should apply to Americans.
The evidence is clear in policy after policy, decision after decision, action after action that this president has either made...|
|6/15/2013 - At a time of record budget deficits it is beyond maddening to hear details of how the swollen, bloated federal bureaucracy continues to abuse the American taxpayer.
According to Government Executive, an industry trade magazine, a recent internal audit by the Environmental Protection Agency's office...|
|5/26/2013 - American businesses are all about efficiency but the nation's rising incidence of chronic disease is costing them billions every year.
According to a recent Gallup report, $84 billion to be exact:
The annual cost to the U.S. in lost productivity due to absenteeism tied to poor health ranges from...|
|5/16/2013 - To be sure, there are many Americans who, through no fault of their own, have become disabled through physical or mental illness over which they had no control. That's what Social Security's disability benefit was established to address - to help Americans with legitimate assistance for a legitimate...|
|4/24/2013 - Workers at some of America's most iconic fast food joints are banding together and collectively demanding higher wages, according to new reports. Employees from McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Domino's and various other fast food restaurants across the New York City metropolitan area gathered together...|
|3/6/2013 - This past fall, I worked with about 150 healthcare workers in 26 states who were required to get a flu shot to keep their job. I'm happy to report that the vast majority were successful. But I gained some disturbing insights from this national perspective regarding flu shots that have implications for...|
|2/17/2013 - Is chronic, slow economic growth and rising poverty the new normal for America and Americans? Unfortunately, for an increasing number of people, the answer is yes.
According to recent reports, a large and growing portion of American workers who are having trouble making ends meet because of rising...|
|12/12/2012 - It is the ultimate example of how you reap what you sow: Huge numbers of American workers who voted for Obama are now seeing their own jobs slashed below 30 hours a week as employers desperately try to avoid "Obamacare bankruptcy."
Obamacare mandates for businesses only apply to those working 30...|
|10/19/2012 - A German food manufacturing facility owned by Kraft Foods Inc. was recently evacuated, along with 1,400 nearby residents, after factory workers reportedly poured nitric acid into a giant vat containing sodium hydroxide. According to RT.com, at least 1,800 people in total, including the factory workers,...|
|10/15/2012 - The noose is rapidly closing in on the collective neck of health freedom in America, as illustrated by a new state mandate in Colorado that unconstitutionally forces hospital employees to submit to flu vaccinations or else lose their jobs. As reported by CBS 4 News in Denver, workers at hospitals across...|
|10/12/2012 - The world's largest casual dining company is starting to trim hours from its labor force in response to healthcare changes being implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and a number...|
|9/7/2012 - The Canadian province of British Columbia has become the first in that nation to mandate that all healthcare workers get vaccinated yearly for influenza, or else be forced to wear face masks every time they work, according to CBC News. Despite the fact that flu vaccines have never even been proven to...|
|9/4/2012 - Tyranny is upon us. But tyranny isn't put in place by some all-powerful evil force that suddenly assaults our freedoms; it's ratcheted up one day at a time by the People themselves -- the government workers who are willing to do anything as long as they're told "it's the rules."
|8/28/2012 - A German television crew was the target of a recent attack by workers at a Chinese fluoride production factory who thought the crew members were spies trying to steal company secrets. The U.K.'s Guardian reports that a team of armed Chinese police officers had to physically stop the mob of employees...|
|7/30/2012 - Monsanto, the most evil corporation in the world (http://www.naturalnews.com/030967_Monsanto_evil.html), is the subject of yet another lawsuit in which plaintiffs claim the agri-giant lied to them and ripped them off. Courthouse News Service (CNS) reports that Monsanto recently recruited several agricultural...|
|6/26/2012 - More corruption at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has led to the federal conviction of a TSA training supervisor, the voluntary resignation of three TSA workers, and the firing of seven other TSA workers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Pennsylvania. This major house-cleaning...|
|6/22/2012 - The economic situation in Greece is only continuing to worsen, as reports indicate that hospitals and care centers throughout the nation are running completely out of medicines, and many healthcare workers are now voluntarily providing care services without pay.
Strapped with spiraling debt, the...|
|6/16/2012 - If you're like most Americans, you enjoy a meal out once in a while (and not to lecture, but based on the serving sizes restaurants heap on plates, it should be only once in a while). But did you know this 620 billion-dollar-a-year industry offers workers some of the lowest wages and benefits packages,...|
|3/29/2012 - Another shocking case of tyrannical, overzealous social workers and hospital staff has unfolded in Pennsylvania, where a mom who just gave birth in an ambulance to a healthy baby girl was threatened by a government social worker and accused of not allowing her child to receive "medical treatment." (A...|
|3/12/2012 - When a Los Angeles museum spent $10 million to move a large boulder across California and use it as a museum attraction, museum director Michael Govan told Reuters the activity was a tremendous boon to the economy. "You couldn't ask for a better gift to the economy right now than to be paying iron workers,...|
|7/15/2011 - Hotel guests and management need to take special precautions these days to control insect infestations. Workers at the Sky City Casio in Auckland, New Zealand have been wearing flea collars around their ankles and spraying themselves with insecticides to ward off bites from swarms of pesky bloodsuckers....|
|7/5/2011 - The accidental mixing of two unidentified chemicals at a Tyson chicken processing plant in Springdale, Ark., has landed 173 of its roughly 300 workers in the hospital, according to reports. The two chemicals, which Tyson refused to identify, somehow got mixed together to produce deadly chlorine gas,...|
|6/23/2011 - One Hundred Years of Solitude, a novel by Gabrielle Garcia Marquez, is a historical account of the fictional town Macondo. A town loosely set around his Mr. Marquez's hometown in Aracataca, Columbia. A tale that is a social commentary of sorts on the effect of the American banana industry and the environmental,...|
|6/12/2011 - Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont, and Monsanto form an agrichemical conglomerate that manufacture some of the most dangerous chemicals in the world. (http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit/chemical-cartel)
Third world countries tend to be the most susceptible to the witches brew of chemicals....|
|5/6/2011 - Workers at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Port Gibson, Miss., last Thursday released a large amount of radioactive tritium directly into the Mississippi River, according to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and experts are currently trying to sort out the situation. An investigation is currently...|
|4/1/2011 - The unfolding of the Fukushima catastrophe continues to worsen. Here are today's most important developments:
• A nuclear expert is now warning that it will take 50 to 100 years before the spent nuclear rods at Fukushima will cool enough to be removed from the site. In the mean time, Japan must...|
|3/21/2011 - Here's the latest on the Fukushima nuclear power plant incident in Japan:
• Releases of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant are "now significant and continuing" said Andre-Claude Lacoste, said the head of France's Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN). (http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110321-269333.html)
|1/2/2011 - Pesticide residues found on conventional fruits and vegetables have been shown to be harmful to health, but what about the people who pick this produce and the children they bare? According to recent studies, field workers and their children who live in the Salinas Valley of California, also known as...|
|9/19/2010 - When most people hear reports about people using illicit drugs at work, they probably assume such reports are talking about things like marijuana and cocaine. But a new report shows that most of today's workers and job applicants have ditched the street drugs and now take prescription pain pills instead...|
|9/10/2010 - Forget the U.S. Constitution. Forget basic human rights. Forget the fact that research shows flu shots don't work most of the time (http://www.naturalnews.com/029641_vaccines_junk_science.html). A group of the nation's leading infectious disease experts are demanding forced vaccinations for all healthcare...|
|5/29/2010 - BP officials have announced today that the "top kill" effort to stop the Gulf oil leak has failed. Unanticipated problems doomed the project, which involved trying to pump tens of thousands of gallons of mud, shredded rubber tires and other "junk" into the hole to try to halt the outflow of oil.
|5/22/2010 - Coca-Cola: to many, it is simply the all-American cola that everyone grew up drinking. Originally created in the late 1800s as a medicine, Coca-Cola eventually evolved into one of the world's most popular soft drinks. Besides being a very unhealthy beverage, Coca-Cola has another dirty secret for which...|
|4/8/2010 - British social workers took a toddler into custody after his parents refused to feed him junk food.
Paul and Lisa Hessey of Bolsover, England, took their two-year-old son Zak to a doctor when he began refusing to eat his mother's cooking and dropped to 17 pounds.
"I thought I was ... going to...|
|12/27/2009 - A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has revealed that morticians who use formaldehyde to embalm dead bodies have an increased risk of developing leukemia. A sampling of 400 funeral workers found that those who worked with the toxin were more likely to die from myeloid leukemia...|
|11/5/2009 - It sounds good at first: When employers send sick workers home so they don't spread swine flu around the work environment, they must still pay those workers for the full day's work. The idea behind this bill is that many workers can't afford being sent home without pay, and therefore the employer must...|
|10/23/2009 - New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines announced today that public health workers will no longer be required to receive swine flu vaccinations. The state had been sued by the Public Employees Federation to stop the vaccine mandate, and a state judge had granted the group a temporary restraining...|
|10/16/2009 - Amid growing discontent among New York health care workers who are being forced to receive swine flu vaccine injections, the Public Employees Federation sued in state court to halt the mandate. Friday, a state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order granting a temporary halt to the mandate until...|
|2/8/2009 - In an effort to rein in rising health-care costs, Alabama will start charging a fee to overweight workers who do not take part in free wellness programs.
"We are trying to get individuals to become more aware of their health," said Robert Wagstaff of the state insurance board.
An estimated 30.3...|
|1/6/2009 - Most people today are usually aware that fast food is not the healthiest food to eat. Typically, the majority of people eat fast food several times a week or more. People generally eat fast food for a few main reasons, mostly because it's convenient, cheap and usually tastes pretty good.
|7/3/2008 - A rare neurological disease has struck workers at a pork plant in Austin, Minnseota, sparking an investigation into what may have caused the outbreak.
Eleven employees at the Quality Pork Processors plant have contracted chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) since last winter,...|
|2/8/2008 - Mercury declared safe! Yes, indeed, the medical sleuths of the world are hard at work yet again, attempting to find clever ways to give a toxic heavy metal a clean bill of health. The candidate this time? Mercury in vaccines, of course. Recent news headlines declared that "mercury in vaccines is safe...|
|11/13/2006 - A study recently published by the British Occupational Hygiene Society suggests that workers who manufacture nanotech foods -- foods containing nanoparticles that are expected to behave in a specific manner -- may be exposed to unknown health risks.
According to Andrew Maynard, article author and...|
|10/25/2006 - Workers involved in the manufacture of computer parts have death rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a study published by Environmental Health.
The study looked at data on the causes of death of around 31,000 former employees of global computer company IBM...|
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|9/26/2006 - Health care workers can now take a page out of Superman's book with a new technology that can give them a type of X-ray vision, helping them find well-hidden veins in patients.
The device, known as the VeinViewer, was invented by Tennessee-based company Luminetx Technology Corp., and costs about...|
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