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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) hands off to running back Tevin Coleman (26) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The current collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, but NFL owners are eager to get a new contract in place as soon as possible. That would enable them to begin looking toward new, lucrative broadcast deals, with a decade of labor peace assured. But the players don't appear to be in a rush to approve the new agreement that is the result of 10 months of negotiations between the sides. Indeed, several player reps last Friday night were adamant that more negotiating is needed. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Player reps send new CBA to union members for approval

Feb. 26, 2020 1:52 AM EST

The NFL moved closer to labor peace for another decade early Wednesday when player representatives voted to send a new deal already approved by the owners that includes a 17-game season to the full union membership. A simple majority of some 2,000 players must accept the agreement for it to go into effect this...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

Alaska union files grievance over state technology plan

Feb. 25, 2020 7:59 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A major Alaska public employees union has filed a grievance, saying the state is improperly seeking to outsource information technology jobs. The Alaska State Employees Association/AFSCME Local 52 on Tuesday said a feasibility study should have been conducted under terms of a...

Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-Prince William, opens her laptop during the House session at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Democratic lawmakers in Virginia appear poised to pass legislation extending collective bargaining rights to at least some public workers, a historic change backed by labor unions and opposed by business associations and many of the state's local governments. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia Democrats poised to pass public bargaining measures

Feb. 25, 2020 3:34 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly empowered Democratic lawmakers in Virginia appear poised to extend collective bargaining rights to at least some public workers, a historic change backed by labor unions and opposed by business associations and many of the state's local governments. Democrats in the...

French Junior Minister for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin, right, speaks with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. European Union ministers are putting the final touches on the mandate that will be the guide for EU negotiator Michel Barnier as he sits own with UK officials to thrash out a free trade deal over the next ten months. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU approves tough negotiating mandate for UK trade talks

Feb. 25, 2020 12:54 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday gave its chief negotiator a robust mandate for free trade talks with ex-member Britain, setting up a likely clash over the U.K.’s demand to export to the continent on its own terms without the need to necessarily respect the bloc's rules and regulations....

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 photo, Dona Dutcher's office offers a glimpse into the Legacy Center planned for downtown Janesville, at Blackhawk Community Credit Union in Milton, Wis. The museum-like space in the renovated First National Bank building will tell the stories of Rock County's auto industry, which, from 1919 to 2009, centered around General Motors Assembly. Dutcher is in the process of collecting and cataloging items like a pair of overalls, at left. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Collecting and remembering the automotive past in Janesville

Feb. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MILTON, Wis. (AP) — Dona Dutcher’s office at Blackhawk Community Credit Union is a small glimpse into bold plans to remember the history of auto-making in Rock County. She has piles of photographs, hubcaps and a mannequin wearing a pair of coveralls with employee number 40-19-10414. There are bricks...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Nev. union support for Sanders shows limits of labor warning

Feb. 23, 2020 7:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of Nevada’s most politically powerful labor group were warned by union leaders that Bernie Sanders’ plan would doom their prized health care, but they voted for him anyway. The casino workers of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 are powerful enough in Nevada...

In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic inspects arms at the Batajnica military airport outside Belgrade, Serbia. President Vucic says his country has taken delivery of a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state that formally seeks European Union membership. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

Feb. 23, 2020 6:52 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir S1...

John Mara, owner of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), arrive for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Player reps not voting on NFL labor deal; more talks Tuesday

Feb. 21, 2020 6:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners' eagerness to approve negotiated terms of a new labor agreement apparently is not matched by the players. They want more talks. Union player representatives decided Friday to not vote on the new labor deal approved by team owners Thursday. The NFL Players Association will meet...

NFL player reps won't vote on labor terms approved by owners; union wants more negotiations

Feb. 21, 2020 4:48 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL player reps won't vote on labor terms approved by owners; union wants more negotiations.