Indiana University of Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm en Indiana County Officials Look to Avert Another St. Patrick's Day Brawl http://wesa.fm/post/indiana-county-officials-look-avert-another-st-patricks-day-brawl <p>Some called it a brawl, others a riot, but however it was categorized, top officials in Indiana County want to make sure the incidents leading up to St. Patrick’s Day this year are not repeated next year.</p><p>The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce has gathered stakeholders to form a task force aimed at finding ways to better respond to such incidents and maybe even prevent them in the future.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:51:41 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 32654 at http://wesa.fm Early Unions Collectively Bargained For Their Safety http://wesa.fm/post/early-unions-collectively-bargained-their-safety <p>America&rsquo;s earliest unions of the 19th century were connected to craft and trade guilds. But with factory workers facing terrible working conditions such as 12+ hour work days, and 7 day work weeks in cramped, dangerous spaces, their only choice was to come together to collectively bargain for their safety.</p><p>When <a href="https://www.aclu.org/womens-rights/crystal-eastman">Crystal Eastman</a>, Co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union visited Pittsburgh in the 1920&rsquo;s, she reported 526 industrial related deaths in Allegheny County within one year.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=57737">Dr. Charles McCollester</a>, a former professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and author of <a href="http://www.pointofpittsburgh.com/"><em>The Point of Pittsburgh</em></a>, about 3,000 mining industry workers died each year, between 1890 and 1920. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:15:40 +0000 Katie Martin 18256 at http://wesa.fm Early Unions Collectively Bargained For Their Safety Educating ER Personnel About Treating Autistic Patients http://wesa.fm/post/educating-er-personnel-about-treating-autistic-patients <p>Dr. Arvind Venkat says that hospital emergency rooms are basically an autistic person’s worst nightmare.</p><p>“I think if you were to purposefully design an environment that was going to be difficult for an autistic patient, you could not do worse than what we do day to day in emergency medicine,” he said.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:37:44 +0000 Liz Reid 15542 at http://wesa.fm