Latest Employee healthcare benefits News

Milwaukee hospital ends religious exemption for vaccine

Sep. 22, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Employees of a Milwaukee-based health care provider who citing religious reasons for opting out of a mandated coronavirus vaccination are now required to receive a shot. The religious exemption expired this week for staff at Froedtert Health. The health care...

Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees

Aug. 19, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, is expanding its abortion coverage for employees after staying largely mum on the issue following the Supreme Court ruling that scrapped a nationwide right to abortion. In a memo sent to employees on Friday, the company...

Google workers demand abortion protections, data privacy

Aug. 18, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are petitioning the company to extend its abortion healthcare benefits to contract workers and to strengthen privacy protections for Google users searching for abortion information online. Google parent company Alphabet had...

Atlantic City casino contracts bring 4 years of labor peace

Jul. 28, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casino workers are getting substantial raises and the gambling halls will enjoy four years of labor peace now that all nine casinos have reached new contracts with the industry's main employee union. On Thursday afternoon, the Golden Nugget...

Resorts reaches deal with union; only 1 casino without pact

Jul. 28, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Resorts casino reached an agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Wednesday, leaving only one of the city's nine casinos without a new labor agreement. That casino, the Golden Nugget, will sit down at the bargaining table Thursday with...

Hard Rock deal ends casino strike threat in Atlantic City

Jul. 02, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Hard Rock casino reached agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Saturday, removing the last threat of a strike during the busy holiday weekend and clearing the way for the gambling halls and their workers to concentrate on bouncing back from...

Last-minute deal averts casino strike in Atlantic City

Jun. 30, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The main union for Atlantic City casino workers reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, providing for what one its president called “the best contract we've ever had” and labor peace that will avoid a strike on Fourth of July weekend, one...

Signs, strike pay signup as union readies for casino walkout

Jun. 28, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As their leaders negotiated with management Tuesday, Atlantic City casino workers prepared for the possibility that those talks would fail and that the union would go out on strike Friday morning. Local 54 of the Unite Here union was to negotiate with...