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CEO: Schools reject offer to pay students' late lunch bills

Jul. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected a CEO's offer to cover the cost, the businessman said Tuesday. Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee,...

BA fails to win injunction against pilots on strike action

Jul. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways has failed to win a temporary injunction from a U.K. court to halt strike by pilots demanding better pay. Britain's High Court rejected the application Tuesday for an interim injunction to prevent strikes by pilots based at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, two of the...

Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation

Jul. 23, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colonial-era Korean forced laborers launched a legal step Tuesday to get court approval for the sale of local assets of their former Japanese employer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has refused to compensate the former workers. South Korea's Supreme Court last year ordered two...

British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute

Jul. 22, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots voted overwhelmingly to take strike action amid a long-running dispute over pay, their union said Monday. The British Airlines Pilots Association accused the airline of making massive profits on the back of sacrifices made during hard times. No potential dates have been...

Top negotiator Rick Shapiro leaves baseball players' union

Jul. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Shapiro left his job as a top negotiator for the Major League Baseball Players Association on Friday after 9½ years. He worked as a consultant on salary arbitration starting in the 1980s and joined the staff full time in 2010, a month after Michael Weiner succeeded Donald Fehr as...

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

California Democrats turn up pressure on gig economy

Jul. 10, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The battle between California lawmakers and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy. "They use a lot of really cute words basically to describe...

NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

Jul. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into law in Manhattan, just...

SC public utility gets new CEO at double the previous salary

Jul. 9, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As lawmakers debate if South Carolina's publicly owned utility should continue to exist, the board that runs the company voted Tuesday to hire a new leader and pay him double the salary of its last permanent director. Mark Bonsall started as Santee Cooper's CEO immediately after the...

Amazon Minnesota warehouse workers plan 'Prime Day' strike

Jul. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis said Monday they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday — its heavily touted "Prime Day" — in a continuing push to improve pay and working conditions for the facility's heavily...