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Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties despite strains

Oct. 15, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and South Korea spoke by phone on Friday, saying they would look to deepen ties in the face of regional security threats despite strained bilateral relations. Although are both military allies of the U.S. and share common concerns over...

Nebraska lawmakers voice support for Kellogg's worker

Oct. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seventeen Nebraska lawmakers are voicing support for Kellogg's cereal workers who are on strike at the company's Omaha plant and others. The senators said Thursday that they sent a letter to Kellogg's CEO and the company's labor contract negotiating...

Chronic staffing shortage worsens in Nebraska state prisons

Oct. 13, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prison workforce shortage has become so severe that two facilities have cut back on the hours when they're fully operational and a third will do the same starting next week, the state corrections director said Wednesday. Nebraska...

UK job vacancies hit record high amid worker shortages

Oct. 12, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Job vacancies in the U.K. rose to a record high of nearly 1.2 million, official figures showed Tuesday, a further sign that the British economy is experiencing worker shortages in an array of sectors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and Britain’s departure from the...

Nearly 150 group home workers go on strike, others settle

Oct. 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 150 unionized group home workers went on strike Tuesday, while another 100 have reached an agreement with their employer and called off their threatened walkout. Employees at Sunrise Inc., which operates 28 group homes for people with...

Former inmate compensated for his wrongful conviction

Oct. 10, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Kirk Bloodsworth, who was exonerated nearly three decades ago after serving almost nine years in prison in Maryland, including two on death row, was awarded a little more than $400,000 by the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday as part of a new system to...

Nebraska public employees to see pay hikes in new contract

Oct. 08, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A contract agreement has been reached between the state and its public employees that will provide significant pay hikes, particularly to those working in some health care and high-demand jobs, the Nebraska governor’s office announced Friday. ...

UVA Medical Center putting $30M into merit raises, pay hikes

Oct. 08, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Medical Center is putting more than $30 million into merit raises and pay increases in the next fiscal year to reward and retain current workers and improve recruitment of new employees, according to an official. ...

Fed up by pandemic, US food workers launch rare strikes

Oct. 06, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A summer of labor unrest at U.S. food manufacturers has stretched into fall, as pandemic-weary workers continue to strike for better pay. Around 1,400 workers at Kellogg Co.’s U.S. cereal plants walked off the job this week, saying negotiations with...

Workers at all of Kellogg's U.S. cereal plants go on strike

Oct. 05, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Work at all of the Kellogg Company's U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike, but it wasn't immediately clear how much the supply of Frosted Flakes or any of the company's other iconic brands would be disrupted. ...