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Washington state shipyard settles lawsuit filed by employee

Oct. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Naval shipyard in Washington State has settled a case with an employee over claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. The Kitsap Sun reports 57-year-old Mark Swalley settled his case against the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for $130,000. The lawsuit filed by the 33-year employee...

Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers' demands

Oct. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation's third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resources into helping homeless students. The demand for affordable housing citywide — for students and...

Teachers union rebuffs Chicago mayor's request to end strike

Oct. 21, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants the Chicago Teachers Union to call off its strike before there's agreement on a new contract, but the union isn't having any of it. In a letter to CTU President Jesse Sharkey, Lightfoot says the two sides have made progress but that since it is unclear that an...

Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back

Oct. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by...

The Latest: Union official: Fired guard getting job back

Oct. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A union official says a black security guard is getting his job back at a Wisconsin school after he was fired for repeating a...

Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back

Oct. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back.

Man sentenced for California attack on federal worker

Oct. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — A Southern California man who intentionally struck and badly injured a federal employee with his car has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Geoffrey Rickner of Aliso Viejo was sentenced Monday for assault on a federal employee. Prosecutors say Rickner had a...

Wisconsin school guard not mad over firing, credits support

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it says he's not angry because he's received "a busload of love" from supporters. Marlon Anderson told WMTV-TV on Sunday that he hasn't had time to be upset because of support...

Greece: Garbage piles up in Athens amid strikes

Oct. 21, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Municipal workers in Athens have launched a series of strikes that are causing garbage to pile up on the streets of the Greek capital. Unions announced a protest campaign on Monday. They are opposed to plans by the new conservative government to change strike rules and expand the role...

Classes resume in Colorado district despite strike

Oct. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Classes are resuming in a rural Colorado school district despite a teachers' strike now in its second week. The president of Park County School District RE-2, Kim Bundgaard, told The Denver Post that classrooms will be staffed Monday by teachers who chose to come back to work,...