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Mandatory funding increases proposed for struggling agencies

Jan. 18, 2022 17:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With many nonprofit agencies in Connecticut struggling to both attract and retain workers, the top Senate Democrat on the General Assembly's budget-writing committee said Tuesday she plans to pursue legislation this session that would mandate regular increases in state...

Goldman Sachs Q4 profits fall as compensation costs soar

Jan. 18, 2022 09:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said its fourth-quarter profits fell by 13% from a year earlier, largely due to the bank preparing to pay out hefty pay packages to its well-compensated employees. It's the latest sign that wages are increasing sharply, particularly on Wall Street....

Airport snow plow drivers reached tentative deal on contract

Jan. 16, 2022 10:46 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers who clear snow from runways, streets and sidewalks at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have reached agreement on a tentative contract, union leaders said Saturday. Teamsters 320 union representatives will present the contract to its members for...

Poor People's Campaign hopes to draw big crowd to June march

Jan. 15, 2022 14:40 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The national Poor People's Campaign has kicked off a season of activism the group hopes will draw a huge crowd to march in the nation's capital in June to demand political reform. "We’re not begging the government. We’re trying to save the nation,” said...

Army raises maximum bonus for new recruits to $50,000 as it struggles to lure soldiers during COVID-19 pandemic

Jan. 12, 2022 13:23 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army raises maximum bonus for new recruits to $50,000 as it struggles to lure soldiers during COVID-19 pandemic.

Scottsdale police reprimands 2 employees for wrongful arrest

Jan. 12, 2022 00:05 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two Scottsdale police employees have been suspended without pay after an internal investigation into the 2020 arrest of a woman who was wrongly accused of a hit-and-run, according to department officials. Yessenia Garcia filed a lawsuit last year against...

SC prisons chief gets national award for agency turnaround

Jan. 09, 2022 09:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's prison director has won a national award for turning around an agency that was near the bottom in the county in funding, salaries and the rate of inmates who return to prison. Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling was honored Saturday...

A glance at who's getting paid sick days

Jan. 09, 2022 09:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Omicron is shining a spotlight on the disparities between who gets paid sick days and who doesn't. Nearly 80% of all private sector workers get at least one paid sick day, according to a national compensation survey of employee benefits conducted in March by the U.S. Bureau of...

Nebraska seeking judgment against Oath Keepers militia group

Jan. 01, 2022 12:57 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeking to collect a $9,300 judgment from the Oath Keepers militia group for not providing workers' compensation for its only employee in the state. The Oath Keepers is an anti-government group that has nearly 20 members charged in the Jan. 6 riot...

North Dakota gives out $8.4M in state worker bonuses in 2021

Dec. 29, 2021 16:35 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota spent $8.4 million this year on bonuses for some state workers, a record sum that was more than double paid out in 2020. A little more than a third of the nearly 9,300 state employees received the bonuses, including several from Republican Gov....