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Thousands of Philadelphia city workers are back in the office full time after judge rejects lawsuit

Jul. 16, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

Thousands of Philadelphia city employees are back in their offices full time after a judge rejected a union's request to block Mayor Cherelle Parker’s requirement that they return. District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees had sued the...

Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

Jul. 13, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by an X user's outrage over two flight attendants who were photographed wearing Palestinian flag pins. The uproar over the July 10 post on X, which...

Commission backs Nebraska governor's return-to-office order

Jul. 12, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state employees union is considering an appeal after a commission sided with the state's Republican governor in ordering state employees to return to their offices. Gov. Jim Pillen issued a statement late Thursday announcing the ruling by the state...

Property code enforcement a sore spot in some South Dakota towns

Jul. 11, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

FAITH, S.D. (AP) — A few months ago, the city council in this ranching town in remote northwestern South Dakota decided to join dozens of other communities across the state and hire an outside contractor to enforce property codes. But in a pioneer town built on a rugged history of...

Samsung brings tech's latest fashion to wearable technology with AI twists in new watch and ring

Jul. 10, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is dressing up its wearable devices in technology's latest fashion — artificial intelligence. The South Korean electronics giant on Wednesday revealed that both its first-ever premium smartwatch and a smart ring heralding its entry into a niche market...

Work friends can be hard to find. How to combat loneliness in the workplace

Jul. 08, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

Twice each month, executives at the dating app company Hinge gather for a team meeting. But rather than dive into discussions about metrics or revenue, they begin by simply talking. For the first 30 minutes of the two-hour meeting, these coworkers reveal hopes and anxieties — what...

Q&A: Jessica Calarco on ‘how women became America’s safety net’

Jul. 03, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Compared with its economic peers, the United States lacks social safety net programs like sick time, vacation time and health care. For decades, American women have filled the gaps, to the detriment of themselves and their families, according to sociologist Jessica Calarco. ...

Union sues Philadelphia over requirement that city workers return to the office full time

Jul. 02, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

A union that represents thousands of Philadelphia city employees asked a judge Tuesday to block Mayor Cherelle Parker’s requirement that they return to their offices full time as of July 15. The lawsuit, filed by District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and...

Louisville police chief resigns after mishandling sexual harassment claims

Jun. 25, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's police chief, suspended earlier this month over mishandling a sexual harassment claim about an officer, has resigned, Mayor Craig Greenberg said Tuesday. Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel became the third full-time Louisville police chief to resign or be...

Accenture, KB Home rise; Snap, Jabil fall, Thursday, 6/20/2024

Jun. 20, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Thursday: Accenture Plc., up $20.81 to $306.16. The consulting company raised part of its revenue forecast for the year. Snap Inc., down 41 cents to $15.39. ...