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De Niro named Screen Actors Guild life achievement honoree

Nov. 12, 2019 3:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert De Niro will receive the Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award. The guild announced that De Niro will be the 56th recipient of its highest honor at its SAG Awards on Jan. 19, 2020. SAG cited De Niro's extraordinary accomplishments in film and television, including two...

SPLC employees seek to unionize

Nov. 9, 2019 1:20 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Employees of the watchdog organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center, are filing for union representation. A supermajority of employees has requested representation by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, Local 32035 of The News Guild-Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO,...

Union backs Williams, accuses NFL Network of misinformation

Nov. 3, 2019 12:13 PM EST

The NFL Players Association came to the defense of Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams by accusing the NFL Network of using misinformation in an attempt to tarnish the player's reputation. The NFLPA posted a statement on its Twitter account backing Williams and saying it will consider taking action against...

Thailand to seek talks with US on trade privileges loss

Oct. 28, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday. Keerati Rushchano, acting director-general of the Commerce Ministry's Foreign Trade Department, said his...

Emergency workers in West Virginia county seek to unionize

Oct. 25, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county's emergency responders have announced plans to unionize. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports dozens of Cabell County EMS employees showed their support for the initiative at a county commission meeting on Thursday. A United Mine Workers of America...

Gase doesn't address Osemele situation; NFLPA offers support

Oct. 24, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase is keeping the focus of his team on the field, not the escalating feud off it. The New York Jets coach opted Thursday to not address the standoff between the team and guard Kelechi Osemele, who is having surgery on his right shoulder Friday — whether or not the...

New Mexico state workers settle in union dues case

Oct. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has agreed to pay about $16,000 to dozens of nonunion state employees as the result of a settlement over union dues. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Monday that New Mexico Department of Information Technology employee David McCutcheon filed the lawsuit in...

Broncos' puzzle-solving Anderson now Rubik's Cube ambassador

Oct. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

Calvin Anderson has a puzzling talent that goes beyond blocking big defensive lineman. The Denver Broncos rookie offensive tackle has a knack for quickly solving a Rubik's Cube, even if it's behind his back or blindfolded. He's so good, in fact, that Rubik's Cube signed him this week as a brand ambassador...

Facial recognition technology focus of Detroit forum

Oct. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit city council member is hosting a community forum on the use of facial-recognition technology by police. The event by Roy McCalister Jr. is planned for Thursday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Detroit. It is expected to focus on how the software will...

Sanders-Biden feud ramps up in front of key union audience

Sep. 17, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor. But beneath all the agreement at the AFL-CIO...