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PWHPA forging ahead without NHL backing of women's hockey

May. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association is forging ahead with its bid to establish an economically sustainable professional league in North America with or — for now — without the NHL’s full financial backing. In response to a Sportsnet report that...

Connecticut nursing home workers postpone planned strikes

May. 13, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

Unionized nursing home workers agreed to postpone strikes planned for Friday at 26 facilities across Connecticut after Gov. Ned Lamont's administration reached an agreement with union leaders and nursing homes operators that includes $267 million in state funds to help pay for historic wage...

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest...

House votes to abolish training wage and youth wage

May. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state House has voted to approve a Democratic proposal eliminating a provision in Delaware law that allows employers to pay minors and probationary workers less than the minimum wage. The measure cleared the Democrat-controlled House on a strict...

Carlos Vela is MLS's highest paid player at $6.3 million

May. 13, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Los Angeles FC attacker Carlos Vela is Major League Soccer’s highest paid player this season, with $6.3 million in total compensation, including $4.5 million in salary. LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández is second at $6 million, all...

Amazon seeks to hire 75,000; offers $100 to vaccinated hires

May. 13, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is seeking to hire 75,000 people in a tight job market and is offering bonuses to attract workers, including $100 for new hires who are already vaccinated for COVID-19. The jobs are for delivery and warehouse workers, who pack and ship online...

McDonald's raising US workers' pay in company-owned stores

May. 13, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market. The fast-food giant is also encouraging its franchisees — which make up 95% of its restaurant base — to boost pay. ...

US files first trade complaint with Mexico under USMCA

May. 12, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States filed its first labor complaint with Mexico Wednesday under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, after an old-guard union was caught allegedly destroying ballots at a General Motors plant in northern Mexico. The U.S. Trade...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

EXPLAINER: Why are fears of high inflation getting worse?

May. 12, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices are rising. Auto prices are soaring. Consumer goods companies are charging more for household basics like toilet paper, peanut butter and soft drinks. All of which is resurrecting fears of an economic threat that has all but disappeared over...