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New Mexico sees lower costs worker's compensation insurance

Nov. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico insurance regulators are reducing a key component in rates for workers' compensation coverage that should help employers spend less, starting next year. The Superintendent of Insurance Office on Monday announced a 5.5% reduction in...

Millions of German state employees to get raise, COVID bonus

Nov. 29, 2021 07:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1,300 euros ($1,470) next year. The agreement announced by the ver.di and dbb unions Monday also will see higher raises and...

City workers in Decatur may get higher year-end bonus

Nov. 28, 2021 13:23 PM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama city may raise the bonus that it plans for city employees months after officials approved a 2.5% pay raise for workers. The Decatur Daily reports Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling wants to increase city workers' Christmas bonus from the...

Ludlow Massacre site work reveals symbols lost for a century

Nov. 26, 2021 10:11 AM EST

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Ludlow Massacre more than a century ago was one of the most violent events in U.S. labor history and a wake-up call for the nation about brutal and often deadly coal mine work. Recent preservation efforts at the site about...

Spanish metalworkers call off strike after pay rise deal

Nov. 25, 2021 10:51 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Trade unions representing metalworkers in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz called off a nine-day strike and workers began returning to their jobs Thursday after reaching a pay agreement with employers covering the next three years. Workers had...

Kellogg's to replace some striking workers after talks stall

Nov. 23, 2021 12:32 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's plans to start hiring permanent replacements for some of its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers after negotiations broke down again. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said it failed to reach an agreement with the Bakery,...

Phoenix airport restaurant, coffee shop workers go on strike

Nov. 22, 2021 17:17 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A union representing the largest group of food service workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport went on strike Monday — during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year — to amplify concerns over wages, health insurance and retirement contributions. ...

Top 2 Pennsylvania school pension system execs out of jobs

Nov. 22, 2021 14:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The top two executives at Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system will leave their jobs under resolutions approved by the system's board Thursday, amid two federal investigations into the agency and calls by board members for their resignations over lackluster...

Ex-Arizona CEO of care facilities gets 3 years probation

Nov. 19, 2021 19:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the former head of a company that operates residential health and care facilities for vulnerable children and adults around Arizona has been sentenced to three years of supervised probation. The Friday...

Macy's, Kohl's post strong results heading into holidays

Nov. 18, 2021 12:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Department store chains Macy's and Kohl's delivered strong results for the fiscal third quarter as shoppers go back to buying dresses and other goods that fell to the bottom of the shopping list when the pandemic struck. Macy's and Kohl's swung to a...