Latest Labor issues News

Oregon illegal pot grows: More calls to send National Guard

Oct. 18, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that had about 2 tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants. The raid illustrates that...

Contract talks resume between Deere and its striking workers

Oct. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Contract talks between Deere & Co. and its 10,000 striking workers have resumed, but it wasn't immediately clear how far apart the two sides remained Monday. Both the Moline, Illinois-based company and the United Auto Workers union confirmed that...

Tennessee considering $900M Ford incentive package

Oct. 18, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is poised to spend approximately $900 million of its tax revenues on incentives, infrastructure projects and more under an agreement with Ford Motor Co., which has announced plans to build an electric vehicle and battery plant near Memphis. ...

Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

Oct. 18, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, the U.S. commerce secretary, a sense of mission as...

FIFA, Qatar team up with WHO for World Cup health promotion

Oct. 18, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA and Qatari organizers of next year's World Cup teamed up with the World Health Organization on Monday to use soccer’s marquee event for promoting public health. The move follows years of scrutiny on Qatar and criticism of conditions for hundreds of...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: We blame legislative meddling for the Holocaust controversy in Southlake If any American community embodies the national frenzy about how we teach race in schools, it’s Southlake. The acrimony over...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 18, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

Iowa City Press-Citizen. Oct.15, 2021. Editorial: Does the Iowa GOP already have a partisan map drawn up? As our elected leaders work through the redistricting process, we urge them to continue the tradition in Iowa of keeping party politics out of...

Officials release name of woman killed in construction zone

Oct. 18, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the road construction worker who was struck by a dump truck and killed while on a work site in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown. The Highway Patrol said 50-year-old Melissa McMahon of...

New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape...

Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike's impact

Oct. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker's factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,...