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Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn pressured to increase worker engagement

Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, will for the first time allow workers to elect union representatives, according to a statement released by the company. The firm said it would hold elections for a chairman and 20 members of its Federation of Labour Unions Committee every five years.


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Report: Only 6.6% of private sector workers are union members

In 2012, the union membership rate--the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of a union--was 11.3 percent, down from 11.8 percent in 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on January 23. The number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions, at 14.4 million, also declined over the year.


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Docs or your boss: Who evaluates your “wellness”?

Around 150 million Americans drag themselves out of bed each day and show up for work. You get your first cup of coffee, chit-chat a bit, punch in, and settle in for a long day on the job.


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Growth in Federal VPP sites levels off

68 fewer sites in 2012 versus 2010

After rapid expansion since the inception of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the number of sites receiving VPP certification has shown a slight decrease in recent years.


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European trade unions reach out on REACH

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Industrial European Trade Union, the new European trade union that represents seven million workers from a variety of sectors, have launched an informational campaign on REACH, the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use.


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Study: Unions contribute to better health

Two Duke University researchers have found that membership in labor unions results in better health. Their recent study, Bringing You More Than the Weekend: Union Membership and Self-rated Health in the United States, found that union membership has a “significant positive effect on favorable self-rated health.”


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USW tries to rally consumers behind refinery safety

The United Steelworkers (USW) union who work at oil refineries around the country held a National Day of Action for Safe Refineries and Good Jobs on January 21.


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Resolution proposes European health and safety strategy

The Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) recently adopted a resolution on the future European health and safety strategy.


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Global union rejects "behavioral safety"

At its first-ever convention, a transatlantic union has produced a joint statement opposing the use of "any scheme that ‘blames the worker’ for
injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace."


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