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UK airport staff plan Christmas walkout, joining strike wave

Dec. 07, 2022 11:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government on Wednesday threatened “tough” action to curb strikes, as airport passport officers became the latest public sector workers to announce December walkouts. The Public and Commercial Services Union said its members at Gatwick,...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 5 The Washington Post on microchips, the U.S. and the future When President Biden visits a microchip factory under construction in Arizona, it might look like a political victory lap:...

S. Korea sees easing disruption as truckers' strike extends

Dec. 07, 2022 06:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korea’s economy is recovering from the initial shock of a nationwide walkout staged by thousands of cargo truckers, even as their strike reached its 14th day on Wednesday amid a stalemate with the government over freight fare issues. ...

Minnesota nurses reach tentative contract, averting strike

Dec. 06, 2022 18:54 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The union representing Minnesota nurses announced Tuesday that it has reached tentative contract agreements with 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas, averting a strike that was scheduled to begin Sunday. The tentative agreements, which still...

Cawthorn broke rules over 'meme' crypto, told to pay $14K

Dec. 06, 2022 18:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Departing U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has been told to pay over $14,000 to charity after the House Ethics Committee found he financially benefited while purchasing a cryptocurrency that he was promoting and violated conflict of interest rules. ...

Outgoing elections head in key Nevada county details threats

Dec. 06, 2022 17:08 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heading into this year’s midterms, the elections director in the largest county in one of the nation’s most important battleground states had a lot on his mind. A new Nevada law required every voter to get a mailed ballot, new processes were in effect for...

Jackson County to pay $5.3 million for age discrimination

Dec. 06, 2022 13:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County will pay $5.3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a former sheriff's deputy who said he was fired because of his age and health conditions. The county legislature voted Monday to pay the money to Doug Caster, who was fired in December 2015...

Albanian opposition leader attacked during anti-govt protest

Dec. 06, 2022 09:56 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The leader of the Albanian opposition center-right Democratic Party was attacked Tuesday during an anti-government protest held near a summit of European Union leaders and their counterparts from the Western Balkans in the Albanian capital. Sali Berisha, a...

Global survey: workplace violence, harassment is widespread

Dec. 05, 2022 23:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first attempt to survey the extent of violence and harassment at work around the globe has found that workplace abuse is widespread, and particularly pronounced among young people, migrants, and wage earners, especially women. More than 22% of the nearly...

Investors press railroads to add sick time for workers

Dec. 05, 2022 21:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major freight railroads are facing pressure to add sick days for their workers from a new front: An influential investment group says some of its members are now pushing the measure that Congress declined to as part of the contracts they imposed last week to avert a potentially...