- Newspaper: Wisconsin prison guard suspended for Obama post Updated: Jul-05-15 2:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Documents show that a Wisconsin prison guard was ordered to serve a one-day suspension for a joke he posted on Facebook about President Barack Obama and lynching, according to a newspaper report published Sunday.
- Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages Updated: Jul-04-15 4:23 pm
LITHONIA, Georgia - When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage.
- Internet Truckstop to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour Updated: Jul-04-15 12:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Internet Truckstop Group is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour.
- Federal training center in Artesia hiring amid strike Updated: Jul-03-15 6:50 pm
ARTESIA, New Mexico - A company contracted to maintain the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia is seeking to replace 50 striking workers.
- The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody Updated: Jul-03-15 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.
- Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay Updated: Jul-03-15 10:38 am
WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.
- Union lawsuit seek full pay despite no Illinois budget Updated: Jul-02-15 10:11 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time despite the lack of a 2016 fiscal year budget.
- Jackson mayor says she's pushing anti-discrimination measure Updated: Jul-02-15 8:23 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The mayor of Jackson is pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and says she expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks.
- 5 accused of forcing migrant teens to work at Ohio egg farms Updated: Jul-02-15 5:55 pm
CLEVELAND - Federal authorities have indicted five people on charges related to allegations of illegally bringing teenagers from Guatemala and forcing them to work long hours with little pay at central Ohio egg farms.
- Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans Updated: Jul-02-15 5:39 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in a state whose GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.
- Judge won't delay awarding of Cincinnati streetcar contract Updated: Jul-02-15 5:38 pm
CINCINNATI - A judge has denied two unions' request to delay the Cincinnati streetcar operations contract from being awarded by a transit authority.
- MBTA union leaders back review of pension fund Updated: Jul-02-15 4:12 pm
BOSTON - Leaders of a union representing thousands of transit workers have pledged support for an independent audit of the pension system of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
- US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat Updated: Jul-02-15 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.
- Court gives woman new shot at discrimination lawsuit Updated: Jul-02-15 2:03 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A former eye clinic worker should get a shot at convincing a jury that the clinic discriminated against her based on a perceived disability, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Dozens protest North Myrtle Beach canal dredging plan Updated: Jul-02-15 11:41 am
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - Dozens of homeowners have filed objections to a $16 million plan to deepen canals in North Myrtle Beach after being told they'll have to foot the bill.
- Maine hospital says nurses plan to strike later this month Updated: Jul-02-15 10:58 am
BANGOR, Maine - Representatives for a Maine hospital say a nursing union has informed the facility that its members plan to strike.
- Telescope protesters gather at Kamehameha statue in Honolulu Updated: Jul-01-15 10:20 pm
HONOLULU - Many of the protesters opposed to plans for a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea came down from the mountain for a large gathering Wednesday around the King Kamehameha statue in Honolulu.
- Judge rules for Montana teachers' union in pension dispute Updated: Jul-01-15 7:32 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Helena judge has blocked a legislative measure that cut retired teachers' annual inflationary pension increases, saying it violates the contracts clauses in the Montana and U.S. constitutions.
- Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage Updated: Jul-01-15 4:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.
- 2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest Updated: Jul-01-15 2:32 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of a teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.
- Union-represented workers ratify 4-year contracts at GE Updated: Jul-01-15 12:10 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Union workers at General Electric Co. have ratified contracts that increase compensation by $15,500 over four years, hold the line on health care contributions next year, provide pension improvements and make other changes.
- Woman charged in auto crash that killed Ohio utility worker Updated: Jul-01-15 10:02 am
WEST CHESTER, Ohio - A 23-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and other counts in a southwest Ohio crash that injured several utility workers.
- Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed Updated: Jul-01-15 9:36 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing.
- Talks continue at Allegheny Technologies under extension Updated: Jul-01-15 9:11 am
BRACKENRIDGE, Pennsylvania - Union workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. plants in Pennsylvania and three other states continued working under a contract extension as negotiations on a new deal continued.
- Chicago's incremental minimum wage increase takes effect Updated: Jul-01-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - Minimum wage earners in Chicago will see a $1.75 hourly bump.