Verizon Washington State Stores Vote to Join Union | nation

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Workers at Verizon’s north Seattle stores in Everett and Lynnwood won their union elections Friday, becoming the first unionized Verizon stores in the country outside of New York. The near-unanimous victory marks the latest in a growing labor movement across the country that includes unionizing at Starbucks stores and the first … Read more

Unemployment rates in Kentucky fell in March | health

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The unemployment rate fell in Kentucky last month, the state reported. The state’s interim jobless rate was 4% in March, down 0.2 percentage points from February and down 0.7 percentage points from a year earlier, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The civilian … Read more

Shopkeeper Returns to California to Shoot Girl | nation

AP LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Southern California shoe store owner accused of shooting and injuring a 9-year-old girl when he opened fire on shoplifters agreed Thursday to be brought back from Nevada to face charges in the case will. Police said Marqel Cockrell, 20, fled the California desert town of Victorville in his car … Read more

Shanghai releases more from virus watch during lockdown | health

AP BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai has released 6,000 more people from the central facilities where they were under medical observation to protect themselves from the coronavirus, the government said Wednesday, despite the lockdown of most of China’s biggest cities entering the third week was maintained. About 6.6 million people in the city of 25 million … Read more

Southwest pilots union says fatigue is a safety issue nation

AP DALLAS (AP) — Union officials say Southwest Airlines pilots are suffering from an epidemic of fatigue due to poor airline scheduling practices and that it is raising safety concerns. Union leaders said Tuesday in an open letter to Southwest CEO Robert Jordan and other executives that the troubles began last summer when the number … Read more