An OSHA official said it will take about six months to investigate the death of Jay M. Van Buskirk, 47, who fell off a man-lift at the ConAgra grain elevator in Alton, IL. Van Buskirk had reportedly been affected by the heat and told witnesses he was feeling dizzy prior to his fatal fall.
STX Group announced recently that it had formed a business partnership with Nonghyup Feed Co. in Portland, Oregon, to import U.S. corn for about one year starting November 2012.
The partnership contract states that STX will be responsible for shipping about 700,000 tons of U.S. corn to Korea for livestock feed. The corn will be [...]
The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance will hold meetings this month by ILA-USMX committees assigned specific issues in negotiations for a new East and Gulf Coast labor contract.
The joint committees are scheduled to meet Aug. 22-24 in Delray Beach, Fla. The small groups’ meetings will be followed by full negotiations. No [...]
A stricken German cargo ship that was on fire for several weeks is now being towed aimlessly around the Atlantic Ocean because no European port will allow it to dock. The German owners are losing patience.
“I think it’s ridiculous that a ship sailing under a German flag in this situation can’t get permission [...]
From respected writer and photographer David Bacon:
Janitors March and Threaten to Strike
The national confrontation between janitors and some of the world’s richest property owners has arrived San Francisco, where on Wednesday over two thousand building cleaners shut down the city’s main artery, Market Street, in a huge march. Later twenty-seven workers and supporters [...]
From a BNSF News Release:
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) plans to invest an estimated $106 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Washington this year.
BNSF’s 2012 capacity enhancement projects in Washington include the construction of a new lead to access the Port of Longview, as well as significant signal upgrades [...]
Ecuadorian ministries and institutions are analyzing continuing their cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), after questioning the real objectives of its presence here.
Although the government will make the final decision, the results of these consultations and the scenarios of an eventual decision to expel USAID from Ecuador are being analyzed [...]