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FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A new television show about the residents and caretakers at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom is being produced by National Geographic and will start streaming in the fall of 2020 on the Disney+. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus testing fight

Aug. 12, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers reached an agreement on Wednesday that will allow them to return to work, more than a month after they said they were locked out of the reopening of the theme park resort for publicly demanding coronavirus tests. Disney agreed...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AP study: MLB average salary under $1.3M; Scherzer tops list

Aug. 10, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s eye-popping salaries took an astonishing dive during the coronavirus pandemic to their lowest level in nearly a quarter-century, according to a study by The Associated Press. Washington pitcher Max Scherzer topped the shortened season’s list at $17.8...

FILE - Striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine.  The union representing striking production workers says a tentative agreement was reached with Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works to end a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic. The agreement announced on Saturday, Aug. 8,  will be put forth to the 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 for approval. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Aug. 8, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched on for more than a month during a pandemic, officials announced Saturday. The proposal, which was unanimously endorsed by the union's negotiating team, will be put...

Thousands of British Airways employees face job losses

Aug. 7, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some 4,000 British Airways workers are learning Friday whether they will be fired as the airline slashes jobs amid the drop in demand and travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The trade union Unite accused the airline of forcing workers out due to “naked company...

FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, Alondra Cano, a City Council member, speaks during

Minneapolis leaders push ahead with efforts to change police

Aug. 6, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis leaders who pledged to dismantle the city’s Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death won’t achieve the type of structural overhaul to public safety they hoped for – at least not this year. A city commission on Wednesday blocked a...

Shipyard union says talks 'breaking down' with shipbuilder

Aug. 5, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A shipyard workers’ union in Maine said Wednesday that talks with a Navy shipbuilder appear to be “breaking down” amid a strike that has gone on for more than a month. The Machinists Local S6 union that represents about 4,300 workers at Bath Iron Works resumed...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines is telling 25,000 workers that they could lose their jobs in October because of the sharp drop in air travel during the virus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday, July 15, it was starting new offers of buyouts and partially paid leave, which it hopes will reduce the number of furloughs. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

American, pilots agree on steps aimed at reducing job cuts

Aug. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

American Airlines has reached a deal with its pilots’ union designed to reduce the number of job losses in October as the airline shrinks because fewer people are flying during the pandemic. American had previously offered early retirement to pilots and other employees. But, Senior Vice President Kimball...

Shipyard, union to resume negotiations amid strike

Aug. 3, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A shipyard workers' union in Maine and a Navy shipbuilder were scheduled to return to the table on Monday amid a strike that began weeks ago. The Machinists Local S6 union that represents about 4,300 workers at Bath Iron Works said previously that it would resume negotiations with the...

Shipbuilder, striking workers to head to bargaining table

Jul. 31, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and the union representing striking workers will head back to the negotiating table for the first time since a strike began more than a month ago, a union official said Friday. Both parties will participate in a session on Monday with a federal mediator,...

Resident of soldiers' home tests positive for coronavirus

Jul. 28, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A resident of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the veterans' care facility to quarantine some residents, close communal spaces and suspend visits, Massachusetts officials said Tuesday. The state-run facility had one of the deadliest outbreaks at a...