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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Rodgers explains why he's no longer Packers' player rep

Nov. 18, 2020 5:48 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he “wasn’t real, real happy” about the negotiations leading to the most recent NFL labor agreement as he discussed why he’s no longer a team player representative. The NFL Players Association sent out a...

Missouri teachers union latest to urge coronavirus action

Nov. 17, 2020 2:16 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The union representing St. Louis teachers is calling for a statewide mask mandate, a proposal that also has the backing of Missouri's two largest teacher organizations. The interim president of the American Federation of Teachers St. Louis Local 420, Ray Cummings, said in a statement...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, NFL vice president Troy Vincent speaks to the media during an owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years.
He joined the league office in 2010 as vice president of player engagement, and by 2014 Vincent was in charge of NFL football operations. Vincent, who is Black, had made great strides in the sport. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring

Nov. 17, 2020 4:40 AM EST

When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Troy Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He joined the league office in 2010 as vice president of player...

Union: Furloughed workers at Remington plant terminated

Oct. 26, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Almost 600 furloughed employees at the Remington Arms plant in upstate New York were told they would be terminated effective Monday, according to the workers' union. The Remington Outdoor Company entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy this summer and the plant in the village of Ilion is not...

FILE - In this Friday, July 14, 2017 file photo visitors explore Meow Wolf's mazelike exhibition space in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

Employees unionize at upstart Meow Wolf arts venue

Oct. 20, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at a popular immersive arts entertainment project have approved the formation of a labor union under the Communications Workers of America umbrella. Meow Wolf employee Michael Wilson said Tuesday that the move to unionize was approved by a majority of 130 eligible,...

FILE - In this Friday, July 14, 2017 file photo visitors explore Meow Wolf's mazelike exhibition space in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

Meow Wolf may unionize amid pandemic turmoil

Oct. 19, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at a popular immersive arts entertainment project were voting Monday on whether to unionize under the Communications Workers of America umbrella, amid economic uncertainty linked to COVID-19. Born of a rag-tag arts collective, Meow Wolf coined a new brand of family...

FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, right, reacts during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL and the NFL Players Association found instances when the Titans failed to wear masks at all times and were “insufficiently clear” to players about not meeting or working out once the facility closed in a review given to the team Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press. But the person familiar with the review says there was no discussion of any discipline for an individual including general manager Jon Robinson, coach Mike Vrabel or any players, and there was no discussion of punishment, including forfeitures or draft picks. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)

AP source: No talk of individual punishment for Titans

Oct. 19, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL and the NFL Players Association found instances when the Tennessee Titans failed to wear masks at all times and were “insufficiently clear” to players about not meeting or working out once the facility closed in a review given to the team Monday, a person...

FBI searches headquarters of labor union in Philadelphia

Oct. 16, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal agents have searched two sites connected to a Philadelphia-based union, apparently as part of an ongoing investigation of an indicted powerful labor boss. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the FBI served search warrants Friday at the headquarters of Local 98 of the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the Tennessee Titans' practice facility is shown in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Tennessee Titans have their second straight day without positive coronavirus tests, giving them the potential to reopen their facility Wednesday after the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak. The Titans had no positive tests Monday and continued that trend Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Titans back at work, not talking about COVID-19 outbreak

Oct. 10, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have heard some of the calls for the NFL to punish them harshly for the team's role in the league's first COVID-19 outbreak, and they have some words of caution after first-hand experience. It's still a pandemic. And testing, even as much as the NFL does, is...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, members of the Tennessee Titans take part in the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, in Minneapolis.  Tennessee will not be returning to the team's facility Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, after two more players tested positive in the NFL's first COVID-19 outbreak, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The Titans had no positive tests Monday or Tuesday for the first time after six consecutive days of positive results. A third straight day was necessary for the team to be allowed back in its headquarters.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

NFL looking at "several" protocol incidents with Titans

Oct. 7, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL's investigation into how Tennessee turned into the league's first COVID-19 outbreak found “several specific incidents" of the Titans possibly breaking protocols dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a person with knowledge of the probe. Also, the...