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Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 04, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 28, 2022. Editorial: The many benefits of having athletic trainers at schools For too many school districts, the athletic trainer is thought of as a boutique job. The work is commonly misunderstood as being limited to...

Quality of life concerns weigh heavily on rail contract vote

Oct. 13, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The lack of some benefits most American workers can readily count on, like paid sick leave and regularly scheduled weekends, is driving some railroad workers to veto contracts that include hefty raises and $5,000 bonuses. This week’s vote by the third-largest...

Republican nominee pivots to crime in Kansas governor's race

Oct. 06, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Kansas governor is pivoting from education to crime as a focus in the final weeks of the campaign, portraying the Democratic incumbent as anti-police because she created a commission on policing and racial justice in response to the state's...

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The two biggest U.S. railroad unions were working Wednesday ahead of key ratification votes to dispel rumors about the contract deals that averted a potentially devastating nationwide strike . The unions have been fighting rumors on social media that they would...

Deal that prevented rail strike still needs worker support

Sep. 21, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions, including some who protested outside their workplaces Wednesday ahead of votes to approve the new contracts. Handfuls of workers gathered outside...

Tentative labor deal averts threat of nationwide rail strike

Sep. 15, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rail companies and their workers reached a tentative agreement Thursday to avert a nationwide strike that could have shut down the nation's freight trains and devastated the economy less than two months before the midterm elections. President Joe Biden announced...