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Who’s a hero? Some states, cities still debating hazard pay

HARTFORD, Conn. — When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic…

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Film crew union narrowly approves contract with producers

LOS ANGELES — Film industry crew members have narrowly voted to approve a pair of contracts with Hollywood producers after…

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Amazon settles California COVID workers notification dispute

Amazon has agreed to pay $500,000 and be monitored by California officials to ensure it properly notifies its workers about…

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Kaiser Permanente, unions reach labor deal to avert strike

An alliance of unions representing 50,000 Kaiser Permanente workers in California, Oregon and six other states has called off a…

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Striking Deere & Co. workers prepare to vote on 3rd contract

Deere & Co. and union officials have reached a third preliminary contract agreement that workers who began striking four weeks…

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Amazon workers in New York withdraw petition to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has confirmed that a group of Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York has withdrawn…

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Health

Railroads fight with unions in court over vaccine mandates

Another major railroad has gone to court to determine whether it has the authority to require all its employees to…

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Biden vaccine mandates face first test with federal workers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is pushing forward with a massive plan to require millions of private sector employees to…

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Business

Company halts work program instead of upping detainee pay

SEATTLE — Brazilian Jose Soares has been locked up in one of the United States’ largest immigration detention centers for…

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Japan labor leader vows to fight for stable, better work

TOKYO — The head of Japan’s largest labor federation says she is determined to listen to the voices of all…

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