Labor issues

FILE - In this Saturday, July 25, 2020, file photo striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, in Bath, Maine. After a bitter two-month strike during a pandemic, BIW and its production workers are catching up on the production schedule. Machinists Union Local S6 and shipyard managers have been meeting with help from a federal mediator since the strike ended in August. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 14, 2020 - 6:51 am
BATH, Maine (AP) — Months after bitter strike during a pandemic, Bath Iron Works managers and production workers are starting to get on the same page when it comes to catching up on the production schedule. Machinists Union Local S6 and shipyard managers have been meeting with help from a federal...
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Demonstrators against the removal of President Martin Vizcarra gather during a protest in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. On Tuesday, Manuel Merino was sworn in as the country's president, after the legislature voted Vizcarra out of office Monday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2020 - 9:03 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — University student Yessenia Medina was trying to concentrate on her virtual psychology class when a stunning headline popped up on her screen: Peru’s Congress had voted to oust the nation’s popular president. Furious, the 23-year-old joined the thousands of students, workers and...
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Police officers shield themselves from rocks thrown by protesters who were trying to march to Congress in a demonstration against the removal of President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. On Tuesday, Manuel Merino was sworn in as the country's president, after the legislature voted Vizcarra out of office Monday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2020 - 6:08 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — University student Yessenia Medina was trying to concentrate on her virtual psychology class when a stunning headline popped up on her screen: Peru’s Congress had voted to oust the nation’s popular president. Furious, the 23-year-old joined the thousands of students, workers and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 photo, West Brooklyn Community High School principal Malik Lewis stands outside his school after students who showed up for the first day of reopening following a three-week coronavirus shutdown were dismissed in New York. The school was forced to close due to a spike in coronavirus cases in the immediate neighborhood. Although the school can handle up to 58 students under current restrictions, only 17 students showed up Monday. Lewis said many of his students care for younger siblings while their parents work or they have jobs so they're juggling a lot at once. He said he's disappointed but not surprised that few students have opted for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
November 13, 2020 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A resurgence of the coronavirus in New York City is threatening to halt the nation’s biggest experiment with in-person learning. The city's public school system this fall became one of just a few large, urban districts in the U.S. to welcome students back into classrooms. A little...
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In this undated photo is Tom Metzger in San Diego. Metzger, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader who rose to prominence in the 1980s while promoting white separatism and stoking racial violence, has died at age 82.  The Riverside County Public Health Department said Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, that Metzger died Nov. 4 of Parkinson's disease. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
November 12, 2020 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Metzger, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader who rose to prominence in the 1980s while promoting white separatism and stoking racial violence, has died at age 82. Riverside County Department of Public Health spokesman Jose Arballo Jr. said Metzger died Nov. 4 at a...
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A sign is seen outside of IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Illinois reports biggest spike in unemployment claims of all states. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Associated Press
November 12, 2020 - 6:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure since March and a further sign that the job market might be slowly healing. Yet the improvement will be put at risk by the sharp resurgence in confirmed...
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November 10, 2020 - 3:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing have agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit that said minority journalists and women were paid less than white reporters. Nearly 240 current and former reporters and editors will benefit from the settlement that was granted...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wears a mask during a news conference, in Salt Lake City. Herbert declared a state of emergency, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, and ordered a statewide mask mandate in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus patient hospitalizations that is testing the state's hospital capacity. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Associated Press
November 09, 2020 - 7:16 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency and ordered a statewide mask mandate in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus patient hospitalizations that is testing the state’s hospital capacity. Herbert and the Utah Department of Health late Sunday issued executive...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier arrives for Brexit talks at the Conference Centre in London, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. With less than two months to go before the U.K. exits the EU's economic orbit, trade deal talks resume in London on Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 09, 2020 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Negotiators from Britain and the European Union were meeting Monday to seek a breakthrough in gridlocked trade talks, with just days until a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is due to meet his British counterpart, David Frost, in London, after...
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 07, 2020 - 8:56 pm
Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that have kept mostly white men entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. "Tonight I reflect on their...
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