Age bias a challenge to prove in the workplace; coal miner deaths up over last year; workers protest after the death of a California farmworker; and the United Auto Workers looks forward after union defeat at Nissan plant in Mississippi.
Reporters were shut out during the shutdown of access to agency information. That situation didn't stop two of them from continuing to report on deaths of workers in the U.S. mining industry.
Three years ago today, 29 miners died at the Upper Big Branch coal mine.
President Obama will likely nominate Thomas Perez, currently assistant US attorney general for civil rights, to head the Department of Labor; a new report describes exploitation of undocumented workers; and children working in India's coal mines face on-the-job hazards while missing out on education.