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Miners' union backs shift from coal in exchange for jobs

Apr. 19, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest coal miners' union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden's plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition" that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy and spending on technology to make...

Judge keeps supervision of union for Disney performers

Apr. 19, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Until there's an election, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters can keep control of a local affiliate whose leader was removed because of complaints of mismanagement from the Disney performers who play such characters as Mickey Mouse and Goofy, a federal judge has...

A jab on the job: Companies, unions offer COVID-19 vaccines

Apr. 19, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Marie Watson wanted to be among the first in line when she and other essential workers became eligible for the coronavirus vaccine — and with good reason. The maintenance parts buyer for a Mission Foods tortilla plant in Pueblo, Colorado, had lost her father to...

Chicago high schools to reopen Monday after union approval

Apr. 18, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s public high schools were set to reopen Monday for the first time since the nation's third-largest school district went fully remote amid the coronavirus pandemic over a year ago. The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday that its members...

Students' struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

Apr. 18, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — As schools across Peru closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pedro Castillo tried to find a way to keep classes going for his 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students. But in his impoverished rural community deep in the Andes, his efforts were futile. ...

NMU faculty want raises after a one-year pay freeze

Apr. 18, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Professors at Northern Michigan University are looking for a better contract after they say they took “one for the team” during the pandemic and agreed to a one-year pay freeze. Faculty held signs during a rally last week at the Marquette...

AP source: Virus surge in Michigan slows Ram truck plant

Apr. 16, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak is beginning to slow auto production, with a major Ram pickup truck plant reducing its output because of a high number of absent workers. About 10% of the production work force at the Stellantis (formerly...

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

Apr. 16, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM’s announcement...

Schools, teachers reach high school in-person learning deal

Apr. 15, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s school district reached a tentative agreement Thursday that could lead to high school students returning to class for the first time in more than a year. The union’s House of Delegates was scheduled to meet...

Better Indiana outlook brings calls for bigger schools boost

Apr. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana educators called Thursday for a bigger school funding boost to help improve the state’s lagging teacher pay, as new projections showed state tax collections are expected to bounce back stronger than expected from the pandemic recession. A...