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Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Sep. 19, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty. The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers...

Former firefighter gets 5 years for child porn

Sep. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former firefighter and union leader was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for possessing child pornography, federal prosecutors in Delaware said. Joseph Leonetti Jr., a former Wilmington firefighter and union president, pleaded...

West Springfield enacts mask mandate as Big E fair opens

Sep. 16, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Board of Health in West Springfield has approved an indoor mask mandate that takes effect the same day as the opening, for the first time in two years, of what's billed as the largest agricultural fair on the East Coast. The mask mandate starts Friday,...

Judge blocks NC law provision aimed at farm workers' union

Sep. 16, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about a 2017 law it says obstructs mostly Latino field hands organizing for better benefits and conditions. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs...

Union, Mondelez reach tentative agreement amid strike

Sep. 16, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement reached between snack company Mondelez and striking union workers could end a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and Mondelez issued separate...

Carpenters in Seattle area go on strike

Sep. 16, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strike by carpenters in Washington state is expected to slow work at hundreds of construction projects across the region, include Microsoft office projects. The Seattle Times reports the walkout for higher pay by carpenters in the state is the first in...

German rail operator, union agree on pay deal to end strike

Sep. 16, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail operator, Deutsche Bahn, and a labor union representing train drivers said Thursday they have agreed on a pay raise to end a series of strikes that had caused chaos for commuters and vacationers over the summer. The GDL union said it...

Mayor: Chicago's new schools chief leads San Antonio schools

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district. Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose...

Wayne State, faculty union agree to new 3-year contract

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075)...

Feds: NYC mobsters shook down union with threats, extortion

Sep. 14, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of a New York City crime family threatened violence, pressured workers and pocketed phony “pension” payments in a two-decade plot to seize control of a city construction union and its lucrative employee health insurance program, prosecutors alleged in an...