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Kellogg Co. offers to restart talks with striking workers

Oct. 25, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kellogg Co. is trying to persuade its 1,400 striking cereal-making workers to return to the bargaining table. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said Monday that it sent a message to the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

First female head of Japan labor lobby vows to empower women

Oct. 22, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first female president of Japan’s powerful labor union federation said Friday she will work to correct the gender gap in wages and working conditions to help empower women. “Progress is extremely slow,” said Tomoko Yoshino, who was elected this...

Araújo, Driussi, Loba top-paid to join MLS during season

Oct. 20, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian winger Luiz Araújo has a $3.6 million base salary after joining Atlanta from Lille and has total compensation of $3,941,667, the highest among players to join Major League Soccer teams during the 2021 season. Argentine forward Sebastián...

MLB qualifying offer price drops by $500,000 to $18.4M

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second...

Ex-soldiers protest in Guatemala to get civil war payment

Oct. 19, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former soldiers who are demanding they be paid a war-time bonus for serving in Guatemala’s 1960-1996 civil war burst onto the grounds of the country’s congress building Tuesday and set several vehicles on fire. The protesters broke down gates...

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...