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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...

In this Monday, April 27, 2020 photo, Lissette Serrano makes her bed while doing her daily chores at home in Bridgeport, Conn., after being let go from her job as a cleaner at a rest stop on the Merritt Parkway in Orange, Conn. Many cleaners of business in the metropolitan New York area have lost their jobs because buildings have shut or because they refuse to work after getting coronavirus symptoms while on the job.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Cleaners risk health to work during pandemic, then lose jobs

May. 1, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

Lissette Serrano asked for a mask while she did her job cleaning toilets and picking up trash at a busy rest stop on a Connecticut parkway. She was told there were none. Soon after, Serrano came down with coronavirus symptoms and was told by a nurse to isolate for 14 days. When she told her boss she could not...

Hospital parent agrees to 401(k) payments for ex-workers

Apr. 24, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — The parent company of a West Virginia hospital that closed has agreed to pay $126,648 in matching 401(k) contributions for hospital workers, the state attorney general's office said Friday. California-based Alecto Healthcare Services agreed to the payment for employees of Fairmont...

Report: Stockpile of 39 million masks exposed as fake

Apr. 12, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A major California labor union that claimed to have discovered a stockpile of 39 million masks for health care workers fighting the coronavirus was duped in an elaborate scam uncovered by FBI investigators, according to a newspaper report Sunday. Investigators stumbled onto the...