- Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage Updated: Nov-27-15 10:14 pm
NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.
- The Latest: 3 arrested in Chicago Black Friday protests Updated: Nov-27-15 8:41 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
- Dominican Republic union leader held in murder investigation Updated: Nov-27-15 4:57 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered the leader of a public transportation union held for one year while authorities investigate allegations of his involvement in several killings.
- Kohler Co. workers picketing through holiday weekend Updated: Nov-27-15 3:59 pm
MILWAUKEE - A union official said Friday that Kohler Co. workers plan to strike through the holiday weekend and remain united in their desire to do away with a two-tiered pay scale that they say unfairly limits newly hired employees to about $13 an hour.
- 21-day strike ends, but teachers still don't have contract Updated: Nov-27-15 8:25 am
CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania - Classes have resumed in a western Pennsylvania school district following a 21-day teachers strike, but the educators still don't have a contract.
- Japan plans extra budget, handouts, to pump up recovery Updated: Nov-27-15 2:25 am
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered Cabinet ministers to prepare an extra spending package, including cash handouts for the poorest pensioners, seeking to breathe fresh life into Japan's stalling recovery.
- Modern-day pilgrims mark first Thanksgiving in New Jersey Updated: Nov-26-15 1:05 pm
WEST NEW YORK, New Jersey - Refugees and asylum seekers who have recently arrived are among the thousands of immigrants marking their first Thanksgiving many miles from their native countries, which endure civil war, terror and human-rights abuses.
- Thai poultry producers accused of labor abuses Updated: Nov-26-15 11:04 am
BANGKOK - Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim comes as Thailand's seafood industry is reeling from allegations that its products are tainted by major labor abuses, including slavery on fishing boats.
- Montana's unemployment insurance rate going down Updated: Nov-26-15 9:56 am
HELENA, Montana - The state's improving economy and low unemployment rate mean most businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment insurance rates next year.
- 5 workers fired after mill strike could get jobs back Updated: Nov-26-15 9:35 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - Five workers fired after a strike at a Longview paper mill and box plant over the summer could get their jobs back.
- Wal-Mart workers to protest for higher pay, full-time hours Updated: Nov-26-15 4:15 am
WASHINGTON - Wal-Mart workers in Washington and other cities will be spending Black Friday protesting for higher wages.
- Anchorage teachers union Oks contract extension Updated: Nov-25-15 7:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Teachers in the state's largest school district have approved a contract extension.
- Outgoing Kentucky governor took 33 trips while in office Updated: Nov-25-15 1:27 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In 2011, when Anantshree Chaturvedi was looking for a place to spend $180 million and hire 250 people, he called officials in Ohio and Kentucky.
- Union cancels strikes at Lufthansa Updated: Nov-25-15 7:49 am
BERLIN - A strike at Germany's flagship airline, Lufthansa, has been averted after a cabin crew union announced it would hold further negotiations with the company.
- Providence's dancing cop says he was fired over protest Updated: Nov-24-15 9:54 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence's famous dancing cop said he was fired Tuesday from directing holiday traffic for organizing a protest last month against a Dunkin' Donuts worker who wrote "#blacklivesmatter" on another police officer's coffee cup in Rhode Island.
- Police: Postal worker harassed Muslim woman in NYC Updated: Nov-24-15 9:00 pm
NEW YORK - A postal worker arrested on hate crime charges had bumped into and spit on a Muslim woman before following her into a deli and threatening to burn down her place of worship, New York City police said.
- Labor Department targets unregistered farm labor contractor Updated: Nov-24-15 5:30 pm
HOLUALOA, Hawaii - The U.S. Labor Department says an unregistered farm labor contractor deprived migrant workers picking coffee on the Big Island of federal protections such as minimum wage.
- Ballot proposal seeks to raise Nevada minimum wage to $13 Updated: Nov-24-15 5:18 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Voters might be able to weigh in on gradually raising Nevada's minimum wage from its current rate of $8.25 an hour to $13 over the next decade.
- Ex-Bricklayer's Union employee admits embezzling from group Updated: Nov-24-15 4:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former employee of the Bricklayer's International Union, Local 5, has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $161,000 from a trust fund used to train future union members.
- Strike at Oregon distributor slows beer, wine deliveries Updated: Nov-24-15 12:54 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A strike at a Portland-area beer and wine distributor has slowed deliveries just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Company says kids from polygamous towns weren't employees Updated: Nov-24-15 4:05 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A company accused of using unpaid laborers from a Utah-based polygamous group to pick pecans says the women and children were picking up leftover nuts, not working as employees.
- Chicago teachers rally to push ahead stalled contract talks Updated: Nov-24-15 3:31 am
CHICAGO - Hundreds of Chicago teachers and their supporters held a rally as the fight continues between the teachers union and the school district for a new contract.
- Nestle confirms labor abuse among its Thai seafood suppliers Updated: Nov-23-15 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA's supply chains.
- 'School choice' community wary of new governor Edwards Updated: Nov-23-15 5:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' alliances with education unions and traditional public school leaders are drawing concern that Louisiana's next governor will seek to revisit legislative battles over charter schools and the state's voucher program.
- Dayton 'reluctant' to OK legal settlement rebuffed by panel Updated: Nov-23-15 3:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he's "very reluctant" to approve payment of a $200,000 settlement of a lawsuit against a state ethnic council after Republican lawmakers declined to sign off.