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After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Apr. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail,...

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr. 09, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. After months of...

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama, delivering win for company and a blow to labor movement

Apr. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama, delivering win for company and a blow to labor movement.

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Amazon union vote count

Apr. 07, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

Amazon is known for quick delivery. But finding out whether Amazon warehouse workers voted for or against unionizing is going to take some more time. The final day for the nearly 6,000 workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to cast their ballots was more than a week ago. But it...

Union touts gains in negotiations with casino in New Orleans

Apr. 07, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hospitality workers union says it has won important gains in recently completed contract negotiations with Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel. Leah Baily of the union “Unite Here” tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that...

Union sues, says school board's $1,000 stipend discriminates

Apr. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people. The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time...

Turnout barely tops 20% for Wisconsin spring election

Apr. 07, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout for Wisconsin's spring election, which had only one statewide race on the ballot with a handful of locally hot contests, barely topped 20%, based on unofficial results. That's on par with other elections where the state superintendent of...

Union leader blames underfunding for Iowa prison killings

Apr. 06, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leader of the union representing Iowa prison workers on Tuesday blamed Republican state political leaders and Iowa Department of Corrections officials for the death of two Anamosa State Prison workers two weeks ago, contending the state for years has underfunded...

Union, coal company reach tentative deal to end strike

Apr. 06, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama coal company has reached a tentative deal with labor to end a strike that idled more than 1,100 workers in Tuscaloosa County, the United Mine Workers of America said. The union announced the agreement late Monday with Warrior Met Coal...

EU officials tell Turkey human rights are key to better ties

Apr. 06, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Top European Union officials said they used a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to insist that any moves on the bloc's part to enhance EU-Turkey relations would be conditional on Turkey improving its record on human rights and the rule of law. ...