- Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday.
- New Mexico prison guards caution against tougher sentences Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico corrections officers and their union leaders are concerned that a slate of legislative proposals for tougher criminal sentencing could aggravate safety problems at understaffed state prisons.
- Chicago settles bias lawsuit filed by Justice Department Updated: Feb-10-16 5:37 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago's City Council has approved a $3.1 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department that alleged the police department's residency requirements discriminated against foreign-born applicants.
- Philadelphia police union won't hold picnic at Dorney Park Updated: Feb-10-16 3:48 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - One of the nation's largest police unions won't hold its annual picnic at a Pennsylvania amusement park after learning how officials treated an employee with special needs.
- City lawsuit alleges Nebraska mosque violating zoning rules Updated: Feb-10-16 12:51 pm
LEXINGTON, Nebraska - The city of Lexington has sued the local mosque, saying it's been violating city zoning ordinances, but the ACLU of Nebraska says the city is violating the Muslims' religious rights.
- Marijuana bust sentencings delayed in Maine Updated: Feb-10-16 11:09 am
BANGOR, Maine - The sentencing of three men convicted on charges stemming from a sophisticated marijuana operation in the woods of Washington County has been delayed.
- Highlands School District teachers OK April 13 strike date Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 am
NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pennsylvania - Teachers in one western Pennsylvania school district will strike April 13 if they don't get a new contract.
- Truck driver charged after road crew struck, worker killed Updated: Feb-10-16 8:38 am
CLAM LAKE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A truck driver has been charged after authorities say he crashed into a road crew in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula, killing a worker and injuring another.
- England's junior doctors go on strike as contract talks fail Updated: Feb-10-16 6:44 am
LONDON - Thousands of junior doctors throughout England have gone on strike after the failure of contract negotiations.
- NY teachers union challenges Buffalo receivership ruling Updated: Feb-10-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - The Buffalo teachers union is challenging the superintendent's right to make changes at five persistently struggling schools under the state's receivership law.
- Clark County settles wrongful termination suit for $125,000 Updated: Feb-10-16 2:25 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Clark County has agreed to pay $125,000 to a former juvenile court employee who filed a wrongful termination complaint alleging gender discrimination and retaliation.
- Chicago school district make $41 million midyear budget cut Updated: Feb-09-16 10:38 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools have slashed millions of dollars from school budgets, forcing principals to refigure their plans with the second semester just underway.
- Idaho lawmaker panel backs ban on local minimum wage hikes Updated: Feb-09-16 7:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho legislative panel has introduced a proposal that would ban local municipalities from raising the minimum wage.
- UAW adds to unfair labor practices allegations at Volkswagen Updated: Feb-09-16 5:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December.
- Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible Updated: Feb-09-16 5:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.
- Sweeney plans ballot question on phasing in $15 minimum wage Updated: Feb-09-16 4:20 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's minimum wage would rise to $15 over eight years and employers who pay above the rate could qualify for a tax credit under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Senate President Steve Sweeney.
- Washington Hospital, service union confirm 3-year contract Updated: Feb-09-16 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - Washington Hospital has reached a three-year contract agreement with its service workers union.
- Olson enters race for Minnesota House Updated: Feb-09-16 11:49 am
DULUTH, Minnesota - DFL'er Liz Olson is the first candidate to enter the race for the Minnesota House District 7B seat.
- California State University campuses prep for strike Updated: Feb-08-16 3:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The union that represents California State University faculty said Monday it is preparing for a five-day strike at the system's 23 campuses, by far the largest walkout since professors and instructors won collective bargaining rights in the early 1980s.
- Guest-worker program helps Louisiana seafood facilities Updated: Feb-08-16 12:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Congress' decision to quadruple the size of a guest-worker program might be described as a gift to Louisiana's seafood processing industry, which struggles to fill the seasonal jobs each year.
- Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate Updated: Feb-08-16 12:09 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don't show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.
- Ethnic protesters in Nepal withdraw border blockade, strike Updated: Feb-08-16 7:30 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over Nepal's new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation severely short of fuel, medicine and other supplies.
- Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:40 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.
- Construction worker seriously injured in NYC high-rise Updated: Feb-06-16 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - New York City fire officials say a construction worker has been seriously injured after being struck by concrete in a high-rise building undergoing demolition.
- New Hampshire fast food workers gear up for 1st strike Updated: Feb-06-16 11:03 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Fast food workers are set to walk off the job in New Hampshire's largest city to demand an hourly wage of $15 and union rights.