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Nurses, auto strikes may be signs of awakening US unions

Sep. 20, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working conditions and higher wages as the nation's labor movement has begun flexing muscles weakened by decades of declining membership amid business...

Colorado city officials propose increasing minimum wage

Sep. 20, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver city officials have announced a new proposal that would increase the city's minimum wage. The Denver Post reported Thursday that the measure by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Councilwoman At-Large Robin Kniech would set the minimum wage at $13.80 an hour starting in January and would...

AP Source: GM's offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

Sep. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said. The offer is a major issue that could get in the way of a deal between...

Elderly often face neglect in California care homes

Sep. 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In her final months, Elaine Geslicki, a bedridden dementia resident at a home for seniors in the Los Angeles area, had difficulty communicating. But by the time the owner of Court Yard Estates sent her to the hospital in an ambulance, the severe pressure sores and bite marks from rats...

The Latest: Union protesters arrested at Tennessee GM plant

Sep. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers union's strike that has crippled U.S. production at General Motors (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A United Auto Workers official says about seven to nine union picketers were arrested for blocking a roadway at a General Motors plant in Tennessee. Local UAW...

Washington state mayor seeks $1,000 monthly compensation

Sep. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WAPATO, Wash. (AP) — A mayor in southern Washington state is seeking compensation for her service, as well as back pay for prior work as a city council member. The Yakima Herald reports Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa seeks $1,000 monthly for serving as mayor beginning in September 2018. A letter outlining...

Goodyear ordered to pay $6.7M for death from exploding tire

Sep. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. must pay more than $6.7 million in damages in the death of a garbage truck driver killed when a tire he was inflating exploded, a judge in a New Orleans suburb has ruled. Elwood Breaux Jr. was working for Plaquemines Parish when the "zipper failure"...

California governor signs bill aimed at expanding wage, benefit protections for rideshare drivers and other workers

Sep. 18, 2019 1:58 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs bill aimed at expanding wage, benefit protections for rideshare drivers and other workers.

BA pilots call off planned 24-hour strike, urge 'cool heads'

Sep. 18, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots have called off a planned 24-hour strike in their dispute with the airline over pay. Members of the British Airline Pilots' Association were due to walk out on Sept. 27. The union said Wednesday that a 48-hour strike earlier this month had demonstrated the "anger and...

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the first court hearing since the Chapter 11 filing...