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Union meets with mediator as shipyard strike enters 3rd week

Jul. 6, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The union representing striking shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works is meeting with a federal mediator as the strike enters a third week. The negotiating committee of Machinists Local S6 was to meet with a federal mediator Monday, the union announced. A meeting between the company and the...

Mexico joins international labor agreement on maids' rights

Jul. 4, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it has formally adhered to the International Labor Organization’s Convention 189 on the rights of domestic workers. The Domestic Workers Convention sets out guidelines for ensuring that maids are protected from exploitation, violence or unsafe working...

700 nurses at Joliet hospital go on strike over pay, safety

Jul. 4, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

JOLIET, ILL. (AP) — More than 700 nurses at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet went on strike Saturday morning after negotiations between the hospital and the nurses union failed to result in a contract. The strike comes after Amita Health, which has 19 hospitals in Illinois, issued a statement...

Voters may see just 4 initiatives on November ballot

Jul. 3, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters are likely to see four voter initiatives on their November ballot, although all four must first survive a review of qualifying signatures turned into the Secretary of State's office this week and legal challenges that routinely are made. The four that turned in their...

Gov: New color-coded alert system can help Ohio fight virus

Jul. 2, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday as he also announced much-awaited guidance for reopening schools. The...

Crusading Mexican labor lawyer freed, banned from traveling

Jul. 2, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Crusading Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto has been released from jail, but said she has been banned from travelling to the border state of Tamaulipas where she led a historic 2019 battle for higher wages. Prieto will be required to live in her registered address in the state of...

European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and British Brexit negotiator David Frost attend a meeting with their delegations on further Brexit negotiations at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 29, 2020. European Union and U.K. negotiators resumed in-person talks on a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday, with both sides insisting that the process must accelerate markedly if they're to reach an agreement by the end of the year. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)

Post-Brexit talks deadlocked after latest negotiating round

Jul. 2, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU and U.K. negotiators in charge of finding a post-Brexit compromise resumed in-person talks this week, but the result remained the same, with no progress achieved on a range of key issues preventing a new trade agreement to be sealed. Discussions ended Thursday a day earlier than...

Police union contract extended, bargaining to continue

Jul. 2, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend bargaining over the next Portland Police Association contract for a year to increase public involvement in the negotiations. Negotiations over the next contract with the union that represents rank-and-file Portland Police...

FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020, file photo shows the Tesla plant, in Fremont, Calif. Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Jul. 1, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. The group wants the practice to stop, and it also wants state...

Murphy signs bill overhauling NJ teacher health benefits

Jul. 1, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed sweeping bipartisan legislation overhauling public teachers' health benefits that lawmakers say could save $1 billion a year over seven years. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill, which passed the Democrat-led Legislature this year with...