Category Archives: Labor

Yakuza may have forced debtors to work on Fukushima cleanup

More details have emerged from the Japanese journalist who went undercover, working at the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex. Agence France-Presse reported: A Japanese journalist who worked at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant this summer claimed Thursday that Japan’s yakuza crime … Continue reading

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TVA announces layoff of 800 workers, citing slow progress on building new reactor

I missed this story last week. On Thursday, October 20, Bloomberg Businessweek reported: The Tennessee Valley Authority and a contractor announced Wednesday they are laying off about 600 temporary construction workers and an additional 200 support staff after unsatisfactory progress … Continue reading

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Strike deadline looms at New York nuclear plant

The Syracuse Post-Standard reported this morning: A contract covering 238 of the 657 employees at James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power plant in Scriba expires Friday night, creating the potential for a strike if no agreement is reached. Plant owner Entergy … Continue reading

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