Labor issues

February 21, 2018 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Washington Post reports that the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court against PBS, based in the...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:51 am
The Panthers have re-hired Marty Hurney as their full-time general manager. This will be Hurney's second stint as Carolina's general manager, having previously worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, beginning as GM in 2002. Hurney also worked with the Panthers since last July as the interim...
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In this Feb. 7, 2018, commuters wait for public transportation in Caracas, Venezuela. Workers struggle getting to their jobs because the buses are full or don't run, or they can't find spare parts for their cars. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 20, 2018 - 12:03 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet. Like around half of Venezuelans, he earns the minimum wage — the equivalent of around $3 a month — so whenever his cellphone buzzes with a tip, he sneaks away from his job as a hospital orderly...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. America's labor unions are about to find out if they were right about Justice Neil Gorsuch. In opposing Gorsuch's nomination to the high court last year, labor leaders said Gorsuch would vote against working people and for monied interests. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that is likely to affect the financial viability of unions that represent government workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 19, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that...
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Alessandra Mondolfi holds a sign against AR-15 weapons as she yells, "No More" during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 17, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with local officials about the Florida school shooting, offering condolences and support. The White House says in a statement that Trump called...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018 photo Democratic candidate for the 3rd congressional district Marie Newman speaks with supporters at a campaign event in LaGrange, Ill. Newman is a political newcomer challenging US Rep. Dan Lipinski in the March 20 primary. (AP Photo by Sara Burnett)
February 17, 2018 - 12:23 pm
LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) — A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress' most conservative Democrats, is facing a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 file photo, Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney speaks to the media during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife. The NFL said in a statement Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 that “our investigation identified no evidence to support an allegation of domestic violence or similar conduct that would constitute a violation of the personal conduct policy.” (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
February 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
The Panthers have reinstated interim general manager Marty Hurney after an NFL investigation found no wrongdoing into charges of harassment by his ex-wife. Hurney had been on a paid leave of absence during the investigation. He is one of four candidates who have interviewed for the team's permanent...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, California Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, announces that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are completed in Sacramento, Calif. He has sued the state Senate for suspending him amid a sexual misconduct investigation. Mendoza is seeking reinstatement in his lawsuit filed Thursday, Feb. 15, with one of his constituents as a co-plaintiff. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, file)
February 15, 2018 - 8:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker suspended amid a sexual misconduct investigation sued the state Senate on Thursday, seeking reinstatement and arguing he's been unfairly treated by his colleagues. The lawsuit by Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of Artesia marked yet another twist in the...
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FILE - This Dec. 13, 1985 file photo shows TV sportscaster Warner Wolf. Warner Wolf, the sportscaster who popularized the phrase "Let's go to the videotape," sued radio shock jock Don Imus for age discrimination on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The lawsuit filed by the now 80-year-old charges that Imus and officials at WABC illegally fired Wolf in October 2016 and replaced him with a much younger sportscaster. (AP Photo/File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The sportscaster who popularized the phrase "Let's go to the videotape!" filed an age discrimination lawsuit on Thursday over his firing from shock jock Don Imus' radio show. Warner Wolf, who's 80 years old, charges in a lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court that he was illegally...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is photographed during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare. Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at age 65, party spokesman said on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
February 14, 2018 - 6:15 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died Wednesday at age 65, ending a long campaign to lead his country that brought him jailings, beatings and accusations of treason. Tsvangirai died Wednesday evening in a Johannesburg hospital, said Elias Mudzuri, a vice president...
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