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New Mexico educators rally amid growing teacher shortage

Jan. 23, 2022 16:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Educators on Sunday called on state lawmakers to do something about the shortage of teachers in New Mexico, saying schools are at a critical juncture due to the historic level of vacancies across all positions within the public education system. “Unless...

Mother: teachers manipulated child to change gender identity

Jan. 21, 2022 21:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school district. Spreckels Union School District was responsible for “extreme and outrageous...

Starbucks workers agree to union in Buffalo, NY

Jan. 21, 2022 14:54 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Starbucks workers at a store in Buffalo, New York, voted to unionize on Thursday, the latest sign that the labor movement is stirring after decades of decline. The National Labor Relations Board said Thursday that workers voted 19-8 in favor of a union at the...

Denver-area grocery store strike ends with tentative deal

Jan. 21, 2022 10:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers ended a strike against Denver-area supermarkets owned by Kroger Co. on Friday after reaching a tentative contract deal for workers. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and King Soopers and City Market both said...

Portland city workers take initial step toward strike

Jan. 20, 2022 21:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 1,100 municipal trade workers may strike as Portland leaders and a coalition of public employee unions remain at an impasse on a new contract agreement. Members of the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) voted to authorize a strike after...

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

Jan. 20, 2022 20:06 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...