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Annette Delaney, 54, a travel escort at Ambassador Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albany Park, leads a rally of striking Infinity Healthcare Management workers outside the Northwest Side facility, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Nearly 700 workers walked off the job Monday at 11 Infinity facilities across the Chicago area, saying they won't return until the company offers them higher wages and safer working conditions. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Nearly 700 mostly Chicago-area nursing home workers striking

Nov. 23, 2020 12:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 700 nursing home workers walked off the job Monday at 11 mostly Chicago-area Infinity Healthcare Management facilities, saying they won't return until the company offers them higher wages and safer working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic that’s hit nursing homes hard....

MLB minimum salary rises $7,000 next year to $570,500

Nov. 19, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The major league minimum salary will rise to $570,500 next season, a hike of $7,000. Under Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association, the minimum was $535,000 in 2017, $545,000 in 2018 and $555,000 in 2019. In the final two seasons...

Cooks prepare free food for needy people at a restaurant in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. In this industrial underbelly in the suburbs of Dubai, workers methodically assemble packaged takeout meals of biryani rice, dal and brightly colored chicken curry for people in poverty and desperate to eat. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Highway-side eatery in UAE feeds hungry one meal at a time

Nov. 19, 2020 1:16 AM EST

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At a highway-side restaurant in the industrial outskirts of Dubai, workers methodically assemble packaged takeout meals of biryani rice, dal and brightly colored chicken curry for people in poverty and desperate to eat. It’s not a soup kitchen or charity drive,...

Vermont to expand virus testing across the state

Nov. 18, 2020 2:21 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is expanding testing across the state as part of a broader move to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday that the state will be opening five new testing sites by the end of the week in Burlington, Middlebury, Waterbury, Rutland and...

Clayton County employers among those cutting most workers

Nov. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Clayton County saw one of the sharpest drops in employment nationwide in the year ended June 30, a new report from the U.S. Labor Department shows, likely reflecting reduced employment at Atlanta's airport, airlines and associated businesses. Employers in Clayton County cut 20% of...

Facebook contractor to pay $595K over racial discrimination

Nov. 17, 2020 5:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A contractor that provides security at Facebook’s Prineville data center will pay $595,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination by five employees. The complaints allege that supervisors at G4S Secure Solutions reduced the hours of Hispanic workers, gave them...

Union Pacific is giving railroad employees $1,000 bonuses

Nov. 17, 2020 12:45 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific railroad is planning to give roughly 31,000 of its employees a $1,000 bonus next month. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Tuesday that the bonuses will cost the company about $37 million. Railroad officials said all employees who worked at least 30 days during the...

Oklahoma lawmakers get pay raise as state agencies face cuts

Nov. 16, 2020 5:19 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma legislators are getting a pay raise after for the first time in more than two decades, even as state agencies face budget cuts amid an ongoing pandemic. Legislators will see their annual salaries jump to $47,500 from $35,021. The 35% pay increase will take effect Wednesday,...

This photo provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority shows CEO Jeff Lyash. On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, President Donald Trump took a swipe at Lyash's compensation, suggesting the executive's pay was too high. (Courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority via AP)

Review of federal utility's CEO pay to continue into 2021

Nov. 13, 2020 4:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The review of a federal utility's CEO compensation following President Donald Trump's criticisms of the pay scale will continue into 2021, according to its board chairman. John Ryder, Tennessee Valley Authority chairman, said at a board meeting held virtually Friday that results...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly arrives for the first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo. The defense for Kelly began its cross-examination Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, asserting innocence, in a Japanese criminal trial over the alleged under-reporting of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s pay. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Defense begins questioning in Japan trial over Ghosn's pay

Nov. 11, 2020 5:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The defense team for former Nissan executive Greg Kelly began questioning a key prosecution witness in a Tokyo court this week, seeking to show the alleged underreporting of income of his boss Carlos Ghosn was devised by others at the automaker. Since the trial began in September, Kelly has...