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UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

West Virginia editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Nov. 20 The Charleston Gazette-Mail on MLB minor league teams: Nothing is final. In fact, it’s just the beginning of negotiations. There is nothing set in stone that minor league baseball teams in three West Virginia cities, including Charleston, will...

The Latest: UAW President Gary Jones steps down

Nov. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 5:10 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned, effective immediately, his attorney says. The move comes shortly after the union’s international executive board filed paperwork to...

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned effective immediately, according to his attorney

Nov. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EST
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned effective immediately, according to his attorney.

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Saving lives through organ donations should not mean murderers go free The Patriot-News/ Nov. 19 Should keeping people alive take precedence over bringing criminals to justice? Is it more important to prevent lives...

Students retrieve their belongings after California shooting

Nov. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Students were allowed Tuesday to retrieve belongings left behind when they evacuated their Southern California school last week after a teenager shot five classmates, killing two. Classes at Saugus High in Santa Clarita were canceled until Dec. 2, but administrators scheduled...

Texas residents fight off state plan to replace school board

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Education advocates in Texas are challenging a plan to replace their elected school board with a state-appointed one. Lawmakers decided in 2015 to require state education officials to either close a school that failed for over four years or select a board to run the district. Texas Education...

Feds met with UAW official about corruption charges

Nov. 19, 2019 4:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit say they traveled to St. Louis last week to provide documents and determine if a United Auto Workers official would consider a plea deal in a corruption investigation. The disclosure was made in a court filing Tuesday. Vance Pearson is a UAW regional director...

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Nov. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The union-organized rally...

US prison system long plagued by staffing crisis, violence

Nov. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the federal Bureau of Prisons has been plagued by systematic failures, from massive staffing shortages to chronic violence. But the largest agency in the Justice Department has largely stayed out of the public view. The death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein and the...