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MLB players' association trying to unionize minor leaguers

The Major League Baseball Players Association is attempting to unionize minor leaguers, reversing decades of opposition.The players' association said Monday it is circulating union authorization …

Climate bill's unlikely beneficiary: oil and gas industry

The U.S. oil industry hit a legal roadblock in January when a judge struck down a $192 million oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico over future global warming emissions from burning …

Sweeping climate bill pushes American energy to go green

After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it's nearly irresistible. …

Starbucks asks labor board to halt union votes temporarily

Starbucks has asked the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores, citing allegations from a board employee that regional NLRB officials improperly …

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store.Then …

NATIONNewsHour workers unionize Off-air PBS NewsHour employees were recognized as a bargaining unit of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists following a …

Rejected by courts, retirees take last shot to save pensions

Dave Muffley thought he had it made when it came to a solid retirement. The Indiana man spent roughly 30 years as a salaried maintenance technician for Delphi Corp., a subsidiary of General Motors …

Feds sue poultry producers, alleging unfair worker practices

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been longstanding deceptive …

Economy’s mixed signals: Here's what they mean

The U.S. economy is caught in an awkward, painful place. A confusing one, too.Growth appears to be sputtering, home sales are tumbling and economists warn of a potential recession ahead. But …

Long lines are back at food banks as inflation hits high

Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.With gas prices soaring along with grocery costs, many …

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