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Beyond Pathetic: BP Oil Executives Calculate the Value of Workers’ Lives as “Three Little Pigs”

Cross-posted from The Huffington Post:

As if more evidence was needed that unregulated corporate behavior hurts working families and destroys our environment, now comes news  that BP compared its workers to the ‘Three Little Pigs’ in calculating the dollar value of their lives.

For BP to value their workers like farm animals is the clearest illustration yet that only the force of law can protect working people. BP executives had a chance to change after the Texas City explosion that killed 15 workers five years ago. Yet 11 more BP workers died last month in the Deepwater Horizon explosion – now spewing countless gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico – all for want of proper safety equipment and strong oversight by the federal government.

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