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Lutheran sisters recall nursing those wounded at Berlin Wall

Nov. 3, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sister Brigitte Queisser walks slowly along the decaying remains of the Berlin Wall, its rusty rebar reinforcement exposed where the concrete has crumbled away. The 77-year-old pauses to catch her breath, opens a gate and steps from the former democratic West Berlin into what used to be the...

California nursing home patients had minutes to flee fire

Oct. 30, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. They copied...

Lutheran sisters recall nursing those wounded at Berlin Wall

Oct. 30, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sister Brigitte Queisser walks slowly along the decaying remains of the Berlin Wall, its rusty rebar reinforcement exposed where the concrete has crumbled away. The 77-year-old pauses to catch her breath, opens a gate and steps from the former democratic West Berlin into what used to be the...

Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortages

Oct. 22, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched. Unions and professional groups for such...

Chicago teachers' contract talks about more than money

Oct. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public schools will be closed Thursday as the city's 25,000 teachers are set to go on strike . A strike in the nation's third-largest school district would mean no classes for more than 300,000 students. Like most workers threatening to walk off the job, the teachers want a raise....

Chicago teachers to set strike date as contract talks resume

Oct. 2, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teachers strike could be less than a week away if there isn't a last-minute deal between the union and nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union has overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as contract talks continue over issues including pay and...

Nurses, auto strikes may be signs of awakening US unions

Sep. 20, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working conditions and higher wages as the nation's labor movement has begun flexing muscles weakened by decades of declining membership amid business...

North Macedonia doctors, nurses protest hospital assaults

Sep. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of doctors and nurses from North Macedonia's public hospitals have rallied in the capital to demand better security after a series of assaults on hospital personnel by patients and relatives. Health care providers protesting in Skopje on Wednesday threatened to go on...