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Attorney: Company hit by tornado interfered with OSHA probe

Nov. 18, 2022 18:41 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Former workers at a Kentucky candle factory struck by a tornado last year are alleging that the company retaliated against them for cooperating with federal safety inspectors. An attorney said Friday that he has filed a charge on behalf of 20 workers with the...

New service union seeks to inspire labor movement in South

Nov. 18, 2022 15:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Over 100 service industry workers gathered Friday in the capital of South Carolina, the state with the country’s lowest unionization rate, to launch a new union and in turn try to boost labor organizing across the South. The Union of Southern Service Workers...

World Cup fans ready to celebrate despite stadium beer ban

Nov. 18, 2022 13:18 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Flag-draped fans poured into Qatar on Friday ahead of the Middle East's first World Cup as organizers banned the sale of beer at stadiums — a last-minute decision that stunned FIFA sponsor Budweiser but was largely welcomed by the country's conservative Muslims and shrugged...

Fired SpaceX employees accuse company of violating labor law

Nov. 17, 2022 16:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several SpaceX employees who were fired after circulating an open letter calling out CEO Elon Musk’s behavior have filed a complaint accusing the company of violating labor laws. The complaint, made Wednesday to the National Labor Relations Board, details the...

Rights group: Labor abuses widespread at World Cup stadiums

Nov. 10, 2022 10:33 AM EST

Migrant laborers who built Qatar's World Cup stadiums often worked long hours under harsh conditions and were subjected to discrimination, wage theft and other abuses as their employers evaded accountability, a rights group said in a report released Thursday. The 75-page report by...

Slavery, involuntary servitude rejected by 4 states' voters

Nov. 09, 2022 18:17 PM EST

Voters in four states have approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime, while those in a fifth state rejected a flawed version of the question. The measures approved Tuesday could curtail...

Tennessee voters pass amendment barring mandatory union fees

Nov. 09, 2022 01:25 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters have approved a change to the state Constitution that reinforces the state's existing law freeing workers from being required to pay union dues. Tennessee has had a law prohibiting the requirement on the books since 1947, and the outcome of...

EXPLAINER: Qatar's vast wealth helps it host FIFA World Cup

Nov. 06, 2022 02:55 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is home to some 2.9 million people, but only a small fraction — around one in 10 — are Qatari citizens. They enjoy massive wealth and benefits fueled by Qatar's shared control of one of the world's largest reserves of natural gas. The...

NLRB says Chipotle violated federal labor law in Maine

Nov. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill violated federal labor law by closing a Maine restaurant where workers sought to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board said. Employees at the Chipotle in Maine’s capital city of Augusta filed an NRLB petition in June asking to...

Missouri investigates hospital denial of emergency abortion

Oct. 31, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department is investigating whether a hospital violated federal health care rules in denying a woman an emergency abortion, an agency spokeswoman confirmed Monday. Missouri Health and Senior Services spokeswoman Lisa Cox in a statement...