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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan. 14, 2022 01:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is...

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan. 13, 2022 21:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is...

San Diego supervisor's house fire is considered suspicious

Jan. 13, 2022 12:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police are treating a fire at the home of a San Diego County leader and his wife, a prominent labor official, as suspicious. County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said he and wife Lorena Gonzalez and their family were awoken by smoke alarms around 4...

Arizona history-Jan. 16-22

Jan. 12, 2022 13:11 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 16 On this date in 1900, the Gila Valley Bank, predecessor of the Valley National Bank, opened its doors in Solomonville. On this date in 1922, Isaac Polhamus, veteran steamboat captain on the Colorado River, rancher and Yuma resident for 66 years, died. ...

Senate hearing on pandemic gets testy: 'What a moron'

Jan. 11, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, angrily accused a senator Tuesday of making false accusations that are leading to threats against him -- all to raise political cash. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has repeatedly...

South Dakota agency head resigns amid scrutiny of Gov. Noem

Jan. 04, 2022 10:58 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The director of a South Dakota agency has resigned amid scrutiny over Gov. Kristi Noem’s hands-on role in the agency prior to his arrival and as it was evaluating her daughter’s real estate appraiser license in 2020. Scott Amundson, who took over the...

California lawmaker resigns to lead labor federation

Jan. 03, 2022 20:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A powerful state lawmaker resigned from the California Legislature on Monday to become the next leader of the nation's largest federation of labor unions. Lorena Gonzalez said Monday she will resign on Wednesday to become the executive secretary-treasurer...

Judge: Restaurant used pandemic to oust union organizers

Dec. 31, 2021 14:20 PM EST

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the owner of a Connecticut McDonald's franchise violated labor laws by failing to return four union organizers to their jobs after a pandemic-related layoff. Administrative Law...

South Dakota minimum wage to jump 50 cents in January

Dec. 28, 2021 14:47 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s minimum wage will go up on Saturday. KELO-TV reported Tuesday that the minimum wage will rise 50 cents on Jan. 1, from $9.45 an hour to $9.95 an hour. A state law passed in 2016 mandates that the minimum wage increase annually to keep pace with...

Vaccinated California employees face workplace restrictions

Dec. 17, 2021 21:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a move criticized by business groups and hailed by labor advocates, California's workplace regulators on Thursday extended the state's coronavirus pandemic regulations into next year with revisions that employers said could worsen the state's severe labor shortage. ...