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AI goes to Washington

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has been talking for months about accomplishing a potentially impossible task: passing bipartisan legislation within the next year that encourages the rapid …

Artists seek complete control over their public exhibitions

If things had gone as originally planned, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum would have launched its fall exhibition last week. But officials postponed the show six weeks before the opening over concern …

Citing hiring woes, some small towns are disbanding police forces

As Goodhue Police Chief Josh Smith struggled this summer to fill vacancies in his small department, he warned the town's City Council that unless pay and benefits improved, finding new officers would …

UAW's clash with Big 3 shows off a more confrontational union as strike deadline looms

A 46% pay raise. A 32-hour week with 40 hours of pay. A restoration of traditional pensions. The demands that a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis and …

Biden celebrates unions and job creation during Labor Day appearance

President Joe Biden, who often says he's the most pro-union president in history, touted the importance of organized labor and applauded American workers in building the economy during a Labor Day …

Hollywood's working class turns to nonprofit funds

Shawn Batey was sweating in the August sun on the 100th day of the writers strike, carrying her "IATSE Solidarity" sign on the picket line outside Netflix's New York offices, but she was glad to be …

As labor unrest grows, White House highlights its help to unions

As worker actions continue from Hollywood to Detroit, and new labor unions crop up at firms like Starbucks and Amazon, the White House this week highlighted its effort to bolster worker organizing. …

Would a Texas law take away workers' water breaks?

As unrelenting heat set in across Texas this summer, opponents of a sweeping new law targeting local regulations took to the airwaves and internet with an alarming message: outdoor workers would be …

San Francisco launches driverless bus service following robotaxi expansion

First came the robotaxis. Then the driverless buses arrived. San Francisco has launched an autonomous shuttle service — less than a week after California regulators approved the expansion of …

'Bidenomics,’ a once-in-generation investment, shows the pros and cons of policymaking

There are so many dots on the maps they blur into blobs — each one reflecting trillions of public and private dollars flowing in the U.S. this past year to build thousands of roads, bridges and …

Customers want instant gratification. Workers say it's pushing them to the brink

Six straight days of 12-hour driving. Single digit paychecks. The complaints come from workers in vastly different industries: UPS delivery drivers and Hollywood actors and writers. But they point to …

'The Few, the Proud' aren't so few: Marines recruiting surges

Not long ago, Marine Col. Jennifer Nash, a combat engineer with war deployments under her belt, made a vow to fellow officers as they headed to a dinner in Atlanta: She would get two new recruiting …

Biden is pitching his economic policies as a key to a manufacturing jobs revival

Bringing back factory jobs is one of the most popular of White House promises — no matter who happens to be the president. Donald Trump said he'd do it with tariffs on imports. Barack Obama said …

After decades of delays, coal miners hail black lung rule

A half-century ago, the nation's top health experts urged the federal agency in charge of mine safety to adopt strict rules protecting miners from poisonous rock dust. The inaction since — fueled …

Burnout, low pay and politics are driving away teachers of color

Rhonda Hicks could have kept working into her 60s. She loved teaching and loved her students in Philadelphia's public schools. As a Black woman, she took pride in being a role model for many children …

911 workers say centers are understaffed

Emergency call center workers say their centers are understaffed, struggling to fill vacancies and plagued by worker burnout, according to a national survey released Tuesday. The survey conducted by …

On Hollywood’s picket lines, from LA to New York

It's a "Strike Girl Summer." So read a picket sign as the sidewalks of Hollywood and midtown Manhattan teemed with actors on Day 1 of their strike, protesting alongside the writers who have  …

Squeezed by painfully high prices for two years, America's households have gained some much-needed relief with inflation reaching its lowest point since early 2021 — 3 percent in June compared with …

Amazon union is sued by organizers

A group including former leaders of the fledgling union that organized an Amazon warehouse in New York is suing the union, accusing it of violating its own constitution and asking the court to force …

Hollywood's actors could join its writers on strike

Hollywood actors may be days from joining screenwriters in what would be the first two-union strike in the industry in more than six decades, with huge consequences for film and television …

Workers picketed major Southern California hotels again Monday after walking off the job during the July Fourth weekend to demand better pay and benefits. The strike by bellhops, front desk agents, …

After appointees of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took over Walt Disney World's governing district earlier this year, its firefighters were among the few employees who publicly welcomed them with open …

UPS workers could strike this summer, scrambling supply chains and home delivery

Unionized UPS workers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a potential work stoppage if the package delivery company and Teamsters can't come to an agreement before …

A dozen Philadelphia police officers who were fired or suspended for racist and violent social media posts can pursue a lawsuit against the city claiming their First Amendment rights were violated, a …

Actors represented by the Hollywood union SAG-AFTRA have voted to authorize a strike if they don't agree on a new contract with major studios, streamers and production companies by June 30. Monday …

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