How Soon Will West, Texas Be Forgotten?


The April 18 fertilizer plant explosion In West, Texas. (Erich Schlegel/Getty Images).   On Friday, as cable news networks sought desperately to fill airtime while waiting for the latest news in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, a friend asked me, “How come there’s no manhunt for the  owner of the Texas factory , which did far more damage than the Boston bombers?” He was right to wonder. The  ...
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Local Unions Notch A Victory At Baltimore’s New Casino


Some 500 union members and supporters marched in Baltimore April 20 to demand that government-sponsored commercial developments include good jobs for the city's working families, and to celebrate a new deal for unionized labor at the city's Horseshoe Casino development. (United Workers)   BALTIMORE–Local labor organizations are claiming victory this week after brokering a pair of agreements that w...
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