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Tyson Foods to spend $50M on bonuses at its meat plants

Dec. 06, 2021 12:24 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods said Monday that it plans to spend roughly $50 million on year-end bonuses for over 80,000 hourly workers at its meatpacking plants that will give them between $300 and $700 apiece. Those bonuses are on top of wage increases the company has...

Georgia sheriff's office raising pay for its employees

Dec. 06, 2021 07:33 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's office is giving its workers the largest pay raise in the agency's history. WSB-TV reports that the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announced employees will see the 3.5% salary increases in their paychecks...

More Michigan firefighters with cancer eligible for benefits

Dec. 05, 2021 10:01 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new Michigan law makes more firefighters with cancer eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Many firefighters in active service already qualify for wage loss and medical benefits if they get certain types of cancer presumed to have been...

Michigan hourly minimum wage will rise 22 cents to $9.87

Dec. 04, 2021 09:24 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's minimum wage will rise by 22 cents to $9.87 an hour on Jan. 1. State law requires annual increases in the wage until it reaches $12.05 in a decade. The 22-cent raise was supposed to occur in 2021 but was automatically delayed because of...

Striking Kellogg's workers to get 3% raises in new contract

Dec. 02, 2021 16:52 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike if the deal is approved. The five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

WVa hospital employees get raises, must pay health premiums

Dec. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A three-year contract ratified by union maintenance and service workers at a West Virginia hospital includes annual wage increases but requires them to begin paying health insurance premiums starting in 2023. Members of the Service Employees...

Union: Group homes owner threatens striking workers' jobs

Dec. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Group home workers in Connecticut who have been on strike for nearly two months said Thursday that owner Sunrise Group has threatened to permanently replace them as they continue to seek a new contract with better wages and health care benefits. ...

Union for concession workers at Phoenix airport end walkout

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A union representing the largest group of food service workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is ending a strike against the largest concessionaire after 10 days. The walkout by HMS Host employees represented by Unite Here Local 11 was over...

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

Teams spend $1.4B in 1 day, then MLB locks out players

Dec. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Before getting locked out, players loaded up Wednesday as big league teams unlocked their coffers for an unprecedented spending spree. Major League Baseball clubs committed to a one-day record $1.4 billion in salaries Wednesday, hours before the league...