- 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.
- Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute Updated: Jul-01-15 5:02 pm
MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere.
- 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.
- ME nurse union contract set to expire as negotiations go on Updated: Jul-01-15 4:34 am
BANGOR, Maine - A Maine nurse union that is in the midst of negotiations with Eastern Maine Medical Center is nearing the end of its contract.
- 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.
- Minimum wage is going up a quarter in Maryland Updated: Jul-01-15 3:20 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland's minimum wage is going up a quarter.
- Latest increase in DC's minimum wage takes effect Updated: Jul-01-15 3:19 am
WASHINGTON - The latest increase in the District of Columbia's minimum wage is now in effect.
- Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Updated: Jul-01-15 1:46 am
TUAL, Indonesia - All he did was ask to go home.
- Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Updated: Jul-01-15 12:57 am
TUAL, Indonesia - All he did was ask to go home.
- Hundreds of protesters rally outside Christie announcement Updated: Jun-30-15 9:26 pm
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey - The good vibes and enthusiasm that accompanied Republican Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he's running for president Tuesday didn't extend outside Livingston High School, where hundreds of protesters gathered to take him to task on a number of fronts.
- $15 minimum wage backers turn in 1st set of signatures Updated: Jun-30-15 8:52 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A group that wants to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $15 an hour says it's submitted its first batch of signatures.
- Snyder signs law to bar municipal wage, employment rules Updated: Jun-30-15 8:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a law prohibiting Michigan municipalities from requiring businesses to pay wages, benefits or provide sick days exceeding state or federal requirements.
- Appeals court denies request to halt minimum wage hike Updated: Jun-30-15 6:08 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Court of Appeals will not stop a minimum wage increase in Louisville on Wednesday.
- Latah County approves adding LGBT protections Updated: Jun-30-15 4:57 pm
MOSCOW, Idaho - County officials in northern Idaho have updated their employee handbook to ban discrimination against a person because of the sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Santa Clara County employees call off strike; deal reached Updated: Jun-30-15 3:33 pm
SAN JOSE, California - The union representing 9,000 Santa Clara County workers has reached a tentative settlement and will not walk off the job.
- Arizona gives back control of minimum wage to communities Updated: Jun-30-15 3:23 pm
PHOENIX - The state of Arizona has agreed to give back control over setting a local minimum wage to cities and counties as part of a settlement of a lawsuit that accuses the Legislature of taking away that power from communities.
- May unemployment rate in 4 New England states lower than US Updated: Jun-30-15 1:27 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The U.S. Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in New England last month was essentially unchanged at 4.9 percent.
- Eurotunnel service resumes after French ferry workers' block Updated: Jun-30-15 12:07 pm
CALAIS, France - Eurotunnel traffic has resumed after striking ferry workers blocked the railroad tracks leading to the Eurotunnel linking France and England, and train service across the Channel was suspended Tuesday.
- National Portrait Gallery to feature activist Dolores Huerta Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 am
WASHINGTON - Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is visiting the National Portrait Gallery to help open a new exhibition about her life and work.