Latest Labor issues News

Lamont says 'tsunami' of retirements not as bad as predicted

Jun. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The impact of the predicted tsunami of Connecticut state employees retiring from government service appears smaller than first feared, given an uptick in hiring and current state workers withdrawing their retirement paperwork in advance of Friday's deadline, according to...

Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

Jun. 29, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court...

Challenge accepted: Richardson steps in as Blackhawks coach

Jun. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were one of the NHL's worst teams last season, and their general manager is talking about a potentially long rebuilding process. They are listening to trade offers for their top goal scorer, and the situation at goaltender is murky at best. ...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Piquet apologizes to Hamilton over 'ill thought out' comment

Jun. 29, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Formula One champion Nelson Piquet apologized to Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday, saying the racial term he used about the Mercedes driver was “ill thought out” but was not meant to be offensive. The 69-year-old Brazilian has faced heavy criticism this week...

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Jun. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a judge who said fraud had become “a way of...

Talks continue as Atlantic City casino strike deadlines loom

Jun. 29, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Union negotiators were meeting Wednesday with management of three Atlantic City casinos in an attempt to reach a new contract and avoid a threatened Friday strike. Local 54 of the Unite Here union was in talks with representatives of Caesars...

Chief: Officer hit woman at abortion rally, should be fired

Jun. 29, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

The chief of police in Rhode Island's capital has recommended that a city officer charged with assaulting a woman during an abortion-rights protest should lose his job. Patrolman Jeann Lugo's “disturbing, egregious, assaultive and unprofessional behavior while off duty, has brought...

State agency to lead probe into deadly Akron police shooting

Jun. 29, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

AKRON. Ohio (AP) — A man shot and killed by police following a vehicle and foot pursuit this week died from multiple gunshot wounds, and his death has been ruled a homicide, authorities announced Wednesday. The Akron Beacon Journal reported the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation...

Minimum wage increase initiative qualifies in WA city

Jun. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — An initiative to increase the minimum hourly wage in Tukwila, Washington, by more than $3 has qualified for the November ballot. The Seattle Times reports the Raise the Wage Tukwila campaign has submitted enough signatures to qualify for a vote, according to a...