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Mar. 23, 2005
Fifteen workers die, another 170 are injured when a series of explosions rip through BP’s Texas City refinery. Investigators blamed a poor safety culture at the plant and found BP management gave priority to cost savings over worker safety.

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Jan. 8, 2018 | JOBS | At least two major companies that publicly announced large bonuses for their employees after the passage of a massive GOP-led tax overhaul which represented a windfall for wealthy Americans and big corporations – quietly laid off hundreds of workers at the same time. Comcast laid off more than 500 sales employees right before Christmas […] AT&T is also in the process of laying off thousands of employees, according to the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, which represents AT&T workers. CWA filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that some of those layoffs are needless, and that the timing of the terminations – just two weeks before Christmas – represents “an extraordinary act of corporate cruelty.” Think Progress
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