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Column: Drop in payroll adds fuel to baseball labor talks

Apr. 20, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

The annual survey of opening day baseball salaries by The Associated Press usually reveals something interesting about the state of the game, and this year’s version was even more interesting than most. Here’s a tidbit from it that borders on surprising: Despite all...

Tucson home helps elite women athletes level playing field

Apr. 18, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — For the past five years, the Tucson nonprofit Homestretch Foundation has provided housing to more than 70 female athletes from 17 countries. The “Stretchies” pursue careers in endurance sports, including cycling, triathlon, swimming or running,...

Georgia state retirees to get bonuses of up to $1,800

Apr. 17, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state workers participating in the Employees Retirement System will get bonuses of up to $1,800 this year, but will once again not get permanent increases in their pensions. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Employers Retirement...

Bangladesh police kill 5 workers amid protests over back pay

Apr. 17, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in southeastern Bangladesh on Saturday killed at least five people at an under-construction power plant amid clashes with thousands of workers protesting over unpaid wages and other demands, officials said. At least 15 workers and several...

Restaurants desperate for workers offer $400 signing bonuses

Apr. 17, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Want to work at a restaurant during a pandemic? If the answer’s “no,” would $400 cash change your mind? South Florida restaurants are so desperate to fill critical jobs they are taking a page from the playbook of Silicon Valley...

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

Apr. 16, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM’s announcement...

AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019. The average has fallen 6.4% since the start of the 2017 season, when it peaked at $4.45 million, according to a...

Olympia approves extra ‘hazard pay’ for some grocery workers

Apr. 15, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Starting next month, large grocery stores in Olympia will be required to pay workers an additional $4 an hour in pay, the latest city in the state to enact such a requirement during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Olympian reported that the...

Lawyer: 290 relatives file for compensation in MH-17 downing

Apr. 15, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for relatives of people killed in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine told a court hearing Thursday that 290 relatives and partners of the victims have filed compensation claims for “emotional distress" against the...

Hawaii lawmakers move to delay pay raise amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers moved this week to delay pay raises that were due to go in effect for themselves, the governor, cabinet officials and judges — citing lingering economic struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The timing is not the best right...