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[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Sep 16, 2014 15:43

[New York] MORE CAYUGA CONFLICT: Six Unity Council supporters take over cigarette plant

Unity Council leaders and the faction led by Clint Halftown had agreed several months ago, with the blessing of their lawyers and two judges, to maintain the status quo and not get involved with confrontations or disputes until the leadership dispute can
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added Sep 16, 2014 04:04

[Europe] Poland ‘can offer economic recipe’ to the EU

not all changes brought by EU membership are necessarily positive for the Polish economy. The last year has witnessed a significant campaign in the Polish media criticizing the new Tobacco Directive. Its introduction threatens the strong tobacco industry
added Sep 14, 2014 11:44

[West Virginia] Up in smoke: businesses, officials are realizing the true cost of their workers' unhealthy habits

West Virginia is a chronically ill state. Its numbers outpace the nation's in terms of chronic conditions. Its residents are not reaching their full potential. To use one common saying, it's not personal — it's business. Each person's sick days, physica
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:17

[Kentucky] Tobacco growers' no under-16 stance praised ($$)

A Kentucky tobacco growers' group is drawing praise from human rights activists for urging farmers not to employ youths under 16 in harvesting the crop. The Council for Burley Tobacco, which represents about 5,000 growers in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Sep 10, 2014 17:07

[Zambia] Tobacco farmers to form union

THE low demand and poor prices for tobacco experienced during this year’s marketing season has forced the creation of a Tobacco Farmers’ Union. The union which would be called Western Tobacco Growers’ Union was registered on August 15, 2014 under the Re
Zambia Post (zm)
added Sep 9, 2014 15:08

VIDEO: Big Tobacco’s Child Workers: Young Laborers Endure Health Risks, Harsh Conditions on U.S. Farms

We speak with Steven Greenhouse, longtime labor and workplace reporter for The New York Times, who went to North Carolina to meet the young laborers. "I was shocked that a lot of these kids said, 'I work in the fields from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.,'" Greenhouse s
Democracy Now!
added Sep 8, 2014 11:43

AFL-CIO seeks to unionize Tennessee farmworkers

Prompted by concerns about the conditions faced by Tennessee tobacco workers, the farm labor organizing arm of the AFL-CIO is coming to Tennessee later this month and plans a full union membership campaign by next summer.
The Tennessean
added Sep 8, 2014 06:09

[Tennessee] Family tobacco farmers are dying breed

The transformation of the tobacco industry has largely removed the job of raising tobacco from family farms and consolidated production into the hands of large-scale agribusiness enterprises, where successful tobacco growers harvest hundreds or even thou
The Tennessean
added Sep 8, 2014 06:08

[North Carolina] Just 13, and Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts in the Tobacco Fields

Obama administration withdrew Ms. Solis’s proposed rule after encountering intense opposition …But some proponents still hope to revive the tobacco part of the proposal once this year’s midterm elections are over...hundreds of children under 16 like Saray
New York Times
added Sep 6, 2014 14:12
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