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Las Vegas teachers union schedules date for possible strike

Aug. 20, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing teachers in Las Vegas says teachers might walk out of classrooms next month if a new contract isn't reach. The Clark County Education Association announced Tuesday that teachers could go on strike on Sept. 10 if the Clark County School District doesn't change its...

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

Aug. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions. Highlighting new British Prime Minister Boris...

Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law

Aug. 19, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent...

Aircraft company, union partner to create apprenticeship

Aug. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut aircraft manufacturer is partnering with a major labor union to train the next generation of aerospace employees. Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft and the Teamsters union recently announced an aircraft manufacturing pre-apprenticeship program certified by the...

Education Agency awards equity grants

Aug. 17, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education has awarded seven grants to thirteen school districts and supervisory unions around the state to help ensure that all students are getting an equitable education. The grants announced this week total $200,000 and range from about $4,000 to $44,000. The...

Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Aug. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over three years from the Teamsters while doing little or no work. Democrat Thomas Cullerton of Villa Park was due to be released on his own recognizance following...

Another ex-UAW official charged in expanding corruption case

Aug. 15, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal authorities investigating corruption involving the United Auto Workers union say a former official received nearly $2 million in kickbacks from union vendors. The case unsealed Wednesday charges Michael Grimes, who until last year was an administrative assistant, with wire fraud...

Baltimore teachers call for donated fans, district resists

Aug. 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's teacher union is calling for fans to be donated as classrooms are expected to reach sweltering temperatures when students return next month, but the district says electrical infrastructure may not be equipped to handle it. About a third of public school buildings in the city...

Salt Lake City schools, teachers negotiate pay raise deal

Aug. 14, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City school district has negotiated a tentative deal with its teachers that would include an annual salary raise. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday that the deal would raise all teacher salaries by 4.1% or at least $1,845 a year and put the annual pay for starting...

American Airlines seeks flight-cancellation cash from unions

Aug. 14, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines wants two labor unions to pay damages and the company's attorney fees, saying they ignored a judge's order to quickly end a work slowdown by mechanics. American hasn't put a dollar figure on its request but says the slowdown caused "enormous financial losses" from...