- 'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Writers Guild of America awards Updated: Feb-14-16 3:17 am
LOS ANGELES - Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.
- University of Missouri considering legality of student union Updated: Feb-13-16 11:57 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri is looking into whether a graduate student employee union at the university would be legal, interim President Mike Middleton said.
- Resort agrees to settle lawsuit over immigrant workers Updated: Feb-13-16 11:13 am
DENVER - Vail Run Resort and its management company have agreed to pay eight Mexican workers $1 million after a manager was accused of sexually harassing women and firing workers who complained.
- Alabama among many states moving to block local wage laws Updated: Feb-13-16 10:27 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Proposed legislation to block Alabama cities from establishing local minimum wages could derail plans for an hourly minimum of $10.10 in the state's largest city and follows a pattern of state legislatures considering measures to override the efforts of local governments.
- New Providence restaurant to eliminate tipping, charge fee Updated: Feb-13-16 10:04 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A new restaurant in Providence is charging customers a fee to eliminate tipping and pay employees a higher wage.
- Fast-food Workers plan demonstration outside GOP debate Updated: Feb-13-16 4:00 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - As the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate in Greenville, low-wage workers again plan to march to the debate site as part of their campaign for higher pay.
- Former teachers union president pleads guilty to fraud Updated: Feb-13-16 3:01 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A former Broward Teachers Union president has pleaded guilty to defrauding and stealing thousands of dollars from the school board and union.
- The Latest: Arizona school shooting was murder-suicide Updated: Feb-12-16 7:18 pm
GLENDALE, Arizona - The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):
- Drew Lewis, Reagan transport secretary during strike, dies Updated: Feb-12-16 6:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Drew Lewis, a businessman who served as U.S. transportation secretary under President Ronald Reagan during the 1981 air traffic controllers' strike, has died at age 84.
- Culinary Union to protest at Palace Station near Vegas Strip Updated: Feb-12-16 5:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - The Culinary Union says there could be mass arrests near the Las Vegas Strip as workers plan a protest outside the Palace Station hotel-casino Friday evening.
- Legislature could take $200 million from school districts Updated: Feb-12-16 5:34 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona school districts could lose more than $200 million a year if the Legislature passes a measure to phase out funding used to provide an equal opportunity education to minority students.
- Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state Updated: Feb-12-16 4:35 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia, a suffering coal mining state shaped by the sometimes-bloody history of its organized labor, is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law.
- Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics Updated: Feb-12-16 2:51 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows.
- Labor complaints says Allegheny Technologies lockout illegal Updated: Feb-12-16 2:48 pm
PITTSBURGH - The National Labor Relations Board says the Allegheny Technologies Inc. lockout of 2,200 workers is illegal.
- Dump truck hits, kills 2 while trying to free stalled truck Updated: Feb-12-16 6:36 am
PALM COAST, Florida - A construction worker driving a dump truck fatally struck a man and woman as they tried to pull a stalled pickup truck out of soft dirt in central Florida.
- Details of fatal accident at Springfield landfill released Updated: Feb-12-16 4:55 am
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Police say that a Springfield maintenance worker who died after an accident at the city landfill was struck by a semitrailer.
- Congress bans import of forced labor products Updated: Feb-12-16 3:19 am
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.
- Oregon Senate approves bill to increase minimum wage Updated: Feb-11-16 11:09 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate approved a measure Thursday that would incrementally increase the state's minimum wage over the next six years.
- As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead Updated: Feb-11-16 6:35 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead.
- Committee approves bill to block city minimum wage increase Updated: Feb-11-16 6:34 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill to prohibit Alabama cities from raising the minimum wage - and roll back Birmingham's planned increased to $10.10-per-hour- advanced out of legislative committee on Thursday.
- Portsmouth School Board approves transgender policy Updated: Feb-11-16 4:10 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The Portsmouth School Board has unanimously approved the school district's first-ever policy regarding transgender and gender non-conforming students.
- Education-related groups lead lobbying efforts in New Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 1:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new report shows retirees and teachers unions are among those who have had the widest lobbying presence at the New Mexico capitol in recent years.
- California school abandons Redskins mascot Updated: Feb-11-16 9:08 am
FRESNO, California - A California school district has decided to give up its Redskins team mascot.
- Service workers ratify new 3-year Washington Hospital pact Updated: Feb-11-16 9:07 am
WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - The service workers' union has ratified a three-year contract with Washington Hospital that union officials say will pay workers $15 hourly by the end of the deal.
- Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week Updated: Feb-11-16 8:39 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.