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After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Apr. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail,...

Diner fined $18K for 'willful' violation of COVID-19 rules

Apr. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass diner was fined almost $18,000 Tuesday for what state regulators called a “willful” violation of COVID-19 rules. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health said Gold Miner Restaurant allowed indoor dining on or about Feb. 14 at...

Mexico says outsourcing to be strictly limited

Apr. 07, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Monday it has reached an agreement with business and labor groups to strictly limit outsourcing of jobs. Under the agreement, companies will be able to outsource only non-core activities, like auxiliary services. ...

Faith leaders call for elimination of Senate filibuster

Apr. 05, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

A coalition of faith leaders and activists on Monday demanded the elimination of the Senate filibuster, wading into a crucial debate in Washington with a 50-50 Senate and President Joe Biden eyeing ambitious legislation on expanding voting rights, stemming gun violence and other proposals...

Wyoming lawmakers again vote to reject Medicaid expansion

Mar. 31, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have once again voted against expanding the federal Medicaid health insurance program to cover more people in the state. The all-Republican Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to kill a Medicaid...

Maine tomato grower owes $337K in back wages, penalties

Mar. 31, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Maine tomato grower must pay $337,465 in back wages and penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed that the employer failed to comply with federal laws for wages and working conditions. Investigators found that Backyard...

Agency finds that Elon Musk tweet violated federal labor law

Mar. 25, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted his way into trouble with another federal agency, this time the National Labor Relations Board. The board on Thursday found that a May 20, 2018 Musk tweet unlawfully threatened employees with loss of stock options if they...

State police union says members being cheated out of OT pay

Mar. 23, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The union representing almost 2,000 rank-and-file Massachusetts State Police troopers has sued the agency, alleging it broke state and federal labor law by intentionally miscalculating what qualifies as regular pay, costing members $2 million per year in overtime pay. ...

Justices seem ready to rule against unions in farm case

Mar. 22, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to side with two California agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property, a case that could be another blow to unions. The justices were hearing arguments in a case involving a...

Senate panel approves paid parental leave for state workers

Mar. 18, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Senate committee is supporting a plan to give three weeks of paid parental leave to state workers, teachers and university employees. The Senate Insurance and Labor Committee unanimously voted for House Bill 146 on Tuesday, sending it to the...