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US files first trade complaint with Mexico under USMCA

May. 12, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States filed its first labor complaint with Mexico Wednesday under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, after an old-guard union was caught allegedly destroying ballots at a General Motors plant in northern Mexico. The U.S. Trade...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

EXPLAINER: Why are fears of high inflation getting worse?

May. 12, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices are rising. Auto prices are soaring. Consumer goods companies are charging more for household basics like toilet paper, peanut butter and soft drinks. All of which is resurrecting fears of an economic threat that has all but disappeared over...

Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise

May. 12, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British singer Dua Lipa called for a “fair” pay raise for U.K. health workers as she was named a double winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night. An audience of 4,000 witnessed the glitz of Britain’s leading music prize ceremony at the O2...

Suit: Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years

May. 11, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

FBI agents were at a large Hindu temple in New Jersey on Tuesday as a new lawsuit claimed it was built by workers from marginalized communities in India who were lured to the U.S. and forced to work long hours for just a few dollars per day. The lawsuit accuses the...

Groups sue over maneuver that weakened wage, sick time laws

May. 11, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans' lame-duck maneuver to weaken voter-proposed minimum wage and paid sick leave laws was unconstitutional, organizers of the ballot initiatives said in lawsuit filed Tuesday. The complaint came more than 16 months after the state...

Tyson raising pay to keep up as US chicken demand soars

May. 10, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

Tyson Foods says it’s raising wages to combat absenteeism and worker turnover at its plants as U.S. demand for chicken soars. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company, which processes 20% of U.S. beef, chicken and pork, said Monday that absentee rates are around 50%...

County considers vaccination policy changes after outbreak

May. 10, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A recent COVID-19 outbreak at the Sullivan County nursing home has led some officials to consider compensation changes for staff and a mandatory vaccination requirement for them. The outbreak, which started last month, has affected staff and...

Amazon plans $260M Georgia fulfillment center, hiring 1,000

May. 07, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

POOLER, Ga. (AP) — Amazon announced Friday it will open a $260 million fulfillment center near Savannah, where the online retailer plans to hire 1,000 full-time workers. The Seattle-based online retail and internet service titan said early construction has already...

Massachusetts nurses on strike back at the bargaining table

May. 06, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Nurses and officials at St. Vincent Hospital are still undergoing negotiations to resolve a strike that has carried into a third month. Both parties restarted negotiations Wednesday morning, with the talks continuing into the evening. ...