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Washington state to boost Amazon workers' compensation

Dec. 2, 2020 12:11 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A labor agency in Washington state has announced that it will increase workers' compensation for Amazon fulfillment center employees, deeming the company's centers more hazardous than other types of warehouses. The state Department of Labor and Industries has boosted workers' compensation...

Chamber sues over pandemic emergency wage in Portland, Maine

Dec. 1, 2020 1:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is suing over an emergency wage increase that’s part of a minimum wage referendum approved by voters in the Maine city last month. The lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks both relief and clarity over when the emergency wage provision trigged...

Delta won't furlough pilots; job cuts possible at Southwest

Nov. 25, 2020 3:39 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines on Wednesday dropped a threat to furlough more than 1,700 pilots after they ratified a cost-cutting agreement that the airline said was needed to help it cope with a downturn caused by the pandemic. The airline had planned to furlough about 13% of its 12,900 pilots on Saturday...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Time is running short for the NHL to start its season on Jan. 1. Various pandemic-related geographic and economic issues remain unresolved. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

Nov. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

A far cry from the standings at Thanksgiving serving as a barometer of which teams are most likely to make the playoffs, the NHL heads into the U.S. holiday without a firm plan announced for next season. The league and players are running out of time to start the season Jan. 1 as previously planned, with various...

Annette Delaney, 54, a travel escort at Ambassador Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albany Park, leads a rally of striking Infinity Healthcare Management workers outside the Northwest Side facility, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Nearly 700 workers walked off the job Monday at 11 Infinity facilities across the Chicago area, saying they won't return until the company offers them higher wages and safer working conditions. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Nearly 700 mostly Chicago-area nursing home workers striking

Nov. 23, 2020 12:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 700 nursing home workers walked off the job Monday at 11 mostly Chicago-area Infinity Healthcare Management facilities, saying they won't return until the company offers them higher wages and safer working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic that’s hit nursing homes hard....

MLB minimum salary rises $7,000 next year to $570,500

Nov. 19, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The major league minimum salary will rise to $570,500 next season, a hike of $7,000. Under Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association, the minimum was $535,000 in 2017, $545,000 in 2018 and $555,000 in 2019. In the final two seasons...

Cooks prepare free food for needy people at a restaurant in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. In this industrial underbelly in the suburbs of Dubai, workers methodically assemble packaged takeout meals of biryani rice, dal and brightly colored chicken curry for people in poverty and desperate to eat. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Highway-side eatery in UAE feeds hungry one meal at a time

Nov. 19, 2020 1:16 AM EST

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At a highway-side restaurant in the industrial outskirts of Dubai, workers methodically assemble packaged takeout meals of biryani rice, dal and brightly colored chicken curry for people in poverty and desperate to eat. It’s not a soup kitchen or charity drive,...

Vermont to expand virus testing across the state

Nov. 18, 2020 2:21 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is expanding testing across the state as part of a broader move to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday that the state will be opening five new testing sites by the end of the week in Burlington, Middlebury, Waterbury, Rutland and...

Clayton County employers among those cutting most workers

Nov. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Clayton County saw one of the sharpest drops in employment nationwide in the year ended June 30, a new report from the U.S. Labor Department shows, likely reflecting reduced employment at Atlanta's airport, airlines and associated businesses. Employers in Clayton County cut 20% of...

Facebook contractor to pay $595K over racial discrimination

Nov. 17, 2020 5:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A contractor that provides security at Facebook’s Prineville data center will pay $595,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination by five employees. The complaints allege that supervisors at G4S Secure Solutions reduced the hours of Hispanic workers, gave them...