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Chicago teachers to start getting vaccinated in mid-February

Jan. 22, 2021 12:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's school district announced Friday that it plans to start vaccinating teachers for the coronavirus in mid-February, though it remained to be seen if that would be enough to stop the teachers union from voting to defy the district's order to return to their classrooms next week....

WVa teachers unions challenge in-person education mandate

Jan. 21, 2021 6:16 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s two largest teachers union are asking judges to halt or slow down the governor’s push to reopen more classrooms during the pandemic. The West Virginia Education Association is seeking a temporary halt to the State Board of Education’s mandate...

Unions file OSHA complaint over no Capitol mask mandate

Jan. 21, 2021 6:15 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A labor union representing state workers has filed a complaint with the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration, arguing that a lack of a mask mandate at the Iowa Capitol threatens the safety of everyone who enters the building. Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO President...

European Council President Charles Michel, top, and European leaders are shown on screen during a EU summit video conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Worried that the new coronavirus variants could result in another surge of deaths across the European Union and push hospitals to the verge of collapse, EU leaders will assess in a video summit Thursday such measures as further border restrictions, better tracking of mutations and improving coordination of lockdowns. (Oliver Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)

EU leaders agree to keep borders open, want to limit travels

Jan. 21, 2021 5:54 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as the bloc's top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and...

Chicago teachers begin vote to defy order to return to class

Jan. 21, 2021 5:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers began voting Thursday to defy orders to report for in-person class next week ahead of elementary students' return, actions the nation's third-largest school district said could lead to “an illegal strike.” The Chicago Teachers Union fiercely opposes Chicago...

FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo trucks travel along a loading dock at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. Port executives, union leaders and elected officials are pushing for dockworkers to become eligible for coronavirus vaccinations to prevent a slowdown of cargo moving through the booming twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. According to the International Longshore Workers Union, 694 dockworkers have reported COVID-19 infections as of Jan. 17, 2021, and hundreds are taking virus-related leaves. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Vaccinations urged for Southern California dockworkers

Jan. 21, 2021 3:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Port executives, union leaders and elected officials are pushing for dockworkers to become eligible for coronavirus vaccinations to prevent a slowdown of cargo moving through the booming twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. According to the International Longshore Workers Union, 694...

More North Dakota teachers willing to return to classroom

Jan. 21, 2021 2:49 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A survey sponsored by a union that supports North Dakota teachers shows more willingness by instructors and staff to return to the classroom, thanks to a drop in COVID-19 cases. The report by DFM Research of St. Paul, Minnesota said 52% of the 501 teachers and education support...

Chicago teachers to vote on walkout over reopening dispute

Jan. 20, 2021 11:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a resolution that would have its members stay out of the classroom until it reaches an agreement on health and safety protocols with the school district. The resolution now goes to the union’s 25,000 members...

Bill would require African American history for teachers

Jan. 20, 2021 5:26 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont legislator has introduced a bill that would require a three-credit college course in African American history to be licensed as a teacher. Rep. Maida Townsend, D-South Burlington, introduced the bill last week and hopes that it will, at a minimum, lead to a dialogue, the...

Nebraska bill would give $2K tax credit for stillborn child

Jan. 20, 2021 1:55 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Women who deliver a stillborn baby could get a $2,000 tax credit from Nebraska state government under a bill introduced Wednesday in the Legislature. The bill by Sen. Joni Albrecht, of Thurston, would offer a refundable credit if the fetus had advanced to at least the 20th week of...