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Manchester Arena Explosion Monday Evening

Manchester Arena Explosion Monday Evening

(May 22, 2017) - This evening, during the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK there was an explosion in the arena that has resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries. Police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack until or unless determined otherwise. Expect that security in Europe will be on high alert. 

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Airline passenger faces two years in jail after he 'ignored orders to stop recording video of female flight attendants'

Airline passenger faces two years in jail after he 'ignored orders to stop recording video of female flight attendants'

Originally published by The Daily Mail, April 22, 2016

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Mine Workers Thank AFA Members for Support

Mine Workers Thank AFA Members for Support

The United Mine Workers of America personally thanked AFA Members for their action to help secure permanent healthcare for Miners. AFA members and other labor allies took action and now 22,000 retired Mine Workers have the permanent health care benefits that they were promised. Read the letter below:

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Equal Rest for Flight Attendants: Call Your Senators Now

Equal Rest for Flight Attendants: Call Your Senators Now

May 10, 2017 — The Senate is drafting their version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill and we need them to make combatting Flight Attendant fatigue a top priority.

Tell Senators to include our 10 hours minimum rest provision along with a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP) in the base bill.

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The new age of airline rage: Why everyone on board is on edge

The new age of airline rage: Why everyone on board is on edge

Originally published by CNN, May 8, 2017

A doctor dragged down the aisle of a plane. A brawl in the cabin. A fight in the jetway. A sobbing mother. An irate flight attendant. A dead rabbit.

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The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers' Lives

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls

Originally published in Buzzfeed

On April 10, 1917, an 18-year-old woman named Grace Fryer started work as a dial painter at the United States Radium Corporation (USRC) in Orange, New Jersey. It was four days after the US had joined World War I; with two soldier brothers, Grace wanted to do all she could to help the war effort. She had no idea that her new job would change her life — and workers’ rights — forever.

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What's Going on in the Air?

What's Going on in the Air?

Originally published in Fox News Travel

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2017) — It seems like everyone on an airplane has a hair trigger these days.

On April 21, a passenger aboard an American Airlines plane got into an altercation with a flight attendant he believed had hit a woman traveling with 15-month-old twins as he forcibly removed a stroller from her hands. The flight attendant was suspended. 

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