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MLB's snail-paced lockout talks to resume with union offer

Jan. 20, 2022 18:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-day break. The players’ association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to...

Georgia AFL-CIO endorses Democrat Abrams for governor

Jan. 20, 2022 13:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A federation of labor unions in Georgia is endorsing Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign for governor. The Georgia AFL-CIO announced its endorsement at a news conference with Abrams in Atlanta on Wednesday. The federation also endorsed Abrams early in her previous run...

Wisconsin Assembly approve lowering working age in summer

Jan. 20, 2022 13:04 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly sent Gov. Tony Evers a bill on Thursday that would allow teenagers to work longer hours during the busy summer tourism months. The measure passed on a voice vote is backed by Republicans and the state’s hotel, restaurant and grocery...

WVa lawmakers seek to ban school mask, testing requirements

Jan. 19, 2022 18:30 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of Republican lawmakers in West Virginia is trying to pass a law forbidding mask mandates in K-12 schools and restricting districts from requiring COVID-19 testing for people who don't have symptoms. The “Public School Health Rights Act” would...

BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking

Jan. 19, 2022 16:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad went to court after the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

Workers at 2 more Boston Starbucks began unionization effort

Jan. 19, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Workers at two more Starbucks locations in the Boston area have started efforts to join a union after a one of the national coffee shop chain's locations in Buffalo, New York, became the first to unionize last month. As of Tuesday, 23 of around 30 employees at the...

Legislators OK new contract for state troopers

Jan. 19, 2022 10:44 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A legislative committee signed off Wednesday on a new two-year contract for Wisconsin's state troopers. The deal covers the biennium that ended June 30. The contract calls for a 2% across-the-board wage increase in each year, with lump sump payments equal to 2%...

ILO report says Afghan crisis causing massive job losses

Jan. 19, 2022 00:33 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — More than a half million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover in mid-August, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday. The ILO said the crisis has paralyzed the economy and slammed the labor market. The...

Massachusetts to provide at-home tests for schools

Jan. 18, 2022 13:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will make millions of rapid coronavirus test kits available to schools across the state so staff and students can test themselves weekly at home and schools can stay open for in-person instruction, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday. Schools that opt in to...

Airport snow plow drivers reached tentative deal on contract

Jan. 16, 2022 10:46 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers who clear snow from runways, streets and sidewalks at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have reached agreement on a tentative contract, union leaders said Saturday. Teamsters 320 union representatives will present the contract to its members for...