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Workers file complaint against Yakima fruit packing plant

May. 22, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Workers have filed an unfair labor practices complaint claiming a Washington state fruit packing company retaliated against those who chose to strike during the coronavirus pandemic. Allan Brothers Fruit employees filed the complaint earlier this week to the National Labor Relations...

Agriculture workers strike in Yakima County over coronavirus

May. 15, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Workers at seven produce warehouses in central Washington state have walked off the job this week to protest what they call a lack of protections against the coronavirus pandemic. The workers in Yakima County held signs Thursday asking employers for better COVID-19 safety measures, 6...

Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency sits near a busy intersection, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Founded in the 1960s by civic leader and businessman Fred L. Davis, the business was one of the first black-owned, independent insurance agencies in the South. Davis died Tuesday in Memphis. Davis supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in March of that year. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Civic leader Fred L. Davis dies in Memphis; marched with MLK

May. 12, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fred L. Davis, a businessman and civic leader who supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee, and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 86. Lynn Norment, a representative for the family, said Davis died Tuesday at his home in Memphis....

Certified nurse's assistants stand during an informational picket outside The Villa at Windsor Park nursing home on Chicago's Southside on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Staff at dozens of Illinois nursing homes called off a strike set to begin Friday after the workers’ union reached a tentative deal with nursing home owners that union officials said would help safeguard both staff and residents during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Labor deal averts strike at dozens of Illinois nursing homes

May. 7, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Staff at dozens of Illinois nursing homes called off a strike set to begin Friday after their union reached a tentative deal with nursing home owners that will increase workers' pay to at least $15 and guarantee additional bonus pay during the coronavirus pandemic. Certified nursing...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020, file photo, protesters stop momentarily at a McDonald's drive-thru, as they join fast-food workers protesting for a second day outside the restaurant in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. Essential workers will strike nationwide on May Day to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

May. 1, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Essential workers will strike nationwide on May Day to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy. Organizers say employees of Amazon, Whole Foods, Target, Fedex and...

Nursing home workers threaten strike in midst of pandemic

Apr. 27, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Workers at 40 Chicago-area nursing homes announced Monday they have set a May 8 strike date over wages as many of the facilities are treating patients suffering from the coronavirus. Members of the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 10,000 workers at 100...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1995, file photo, the Atlanta Braves celebrate after Game 6 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians in Atlanta. The Braves beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 to win the best-of-seven series. Twenty-five years ago, Atlanta sports finally reached the promised land. With the world in the grips of coronavirus pandemic, it's a welcome respite to remember when the Braves gave the city its first major championship. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

Glavine, Klesko share fond memories of Braves' 1995 title

Apr. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Glavine still remembers it vividly, that challenge he made to his teammates during the clinching game of the 1995 World Series. Amid a scoreless Game 6 against the Cleveland Indians, Glavine implored the Braves' hitters to score a single run. It was all the team would need, he vowed,...

Baseball stopped, and the 1981 Phillies team never recovered

Apr. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For 97 years, the Phillies would begin each season uncertain that they would ever become champions of the baseball world. Then came the 98th, the season that would carry no doubts. Months earlier, the organization that had suffered record losing streaks and collapses, close postseason...

NJ Transit train strikes SUV, killing driver

Apr. 14, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) — A sport utility vehicle was struck by a transit train in New Jersey, killing the driver, authorities said Tuesday. A New Jersey Transit spokesman said the Pascack Valley Line train was heading to Hoboken when it struck the SUV at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in River Edge near the...