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Workplace Safety: How Are We Doing?

Work-related injuries occur every single day in the United States. While we’ve come a long way from the days of the Industrial Revolution, it’s still a fact that workers in all industries and occupations are exposed to injury risks each and every day. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.8 million nonfatal […]

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Labor Markets in Indiana Reflect ALEC Influence

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released their annual survey showing their pro-corporate laws – those provided to our state lawmakers by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have worked to perfection. However, deflating wages in Indiana comes with some problems as they’ve discovered over the past several years. Instead […]

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Temporary Workers: Has Muncie Become a “Temp Town”?

The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed by Michael Grabell and Krista Kjellman Schmidt, ProPublica It’s 4:18 a.m. and the strip mall is deserted. But tucked in back, next to a closed-down video store, an employment agency is already filling up. Rosa Ramirez walks in, as she has done nearly […]