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Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency sits near a busy intersection, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Founded in the 1960s by civic leader and businessman Fred L. Davis, the business was one of the first black-owned, independent insurance agencies in the South. Davis died Tuesday in Memphis. Davis supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in March of that year. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Civic leader Fred L. Davis dies in Memphis; marched with MLK

May. 12, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fred L. Davis, a businessman and civic leader who supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee, and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 86. Lynn Norment, a representative for the family, said Davis died Tuesday at his home in Memphis....

Certified nurse's assistants stand during an informational picket outside The Villa at Windsor Park nursing home on Chicago's Southside on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Staff at dozens of Illinois nursing homes called off a strike set to begin Friday after the workers’ union reached a tentative deal with nursing home owners that union officials said would help safeguard both staff and residents during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Labor deal averts strike at dozens of Illinois nursing homes

May. 7, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Staff at dozens of Illinois nursing homes called off a strike set to begin Friday after their union reached a tentative deal with nursing home owners that will increase workers' pay to at least $15 and guarantee additional bonus pay during the coronavirus pandemic. Certified nursing...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020, file photo, protesters stop momentarily at a McDonald's drive-thru, as they join fast-food workers protesting for a second day outside the restaurant in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. Essential workers will strike nationwide on May Day to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

May. 1, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Essential workers will strike nationwide on May Day to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy. Organizers say employees of Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Fedex and...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1995, file photo, the Atlanta Braves celebrate after Game 6 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Atlanta. The Braves beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 to win the best-of-seven series. Twenty-five years ago, Atlanta sports finally reached the promised land. With the world in the grips of coronavirus pandemic, it's a welcome respite to remember when the Braves gave the city its first major championship. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

Glavine, Klesko share fond memories of Braves' 1995 title

Apr. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Glavine still remembers it vividly, that challenge he made to his teammates during the clinching game of the 1995 World Series. Amid a scoreless Game 6 against the Cleveland Indians, Glavine implored the Braves' hitters to score a single run. It was all the team would need, he vowed,...

FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart's shoppers - most of whom work as independent contractors - would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

Mar. 31, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders. The one-day strikes had little impact on consumers,...

In this Saturday, March 28, 2020 photo, Kyle Kofron poses for a photo outside his home in St. Louis. Kofron still has his job at an ice cream factory, but his three roommates are suddenly unemployed due the the coronavirus pandemic. Kofron is advocating for a rent strike during the outbreak saying it may be their only option. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Rent strike idea gaining steam during coronavirus crisis

Mar. 30, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With millions of people suddenly out of work and rent due at the first of the month, some tenants are vowing to go on a rent strike until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis are among many cities that have temporarily banned...

FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart's shoppers - most of whom work as independent contractors - would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

Mar. 29, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. A group called the Gig Workers Collective is calling for a...