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  • New Hampshire hospital emergency reopens after mystery odor

    August 12, 2017 2:04 PM

    EXETER, N.H. - A hospital emergency department in New Hampshire is open again, one day after an unknown odor sickened 19 workers. Nineteen staff members at Exeter Hospital were evaluated after some complained of dizziness and nausea on Friday morning. Officials say all had recovered by Friday evening.... more »
  • Union files for vote by workers at Mississippi Nissan plant

    July 10, 2017 10:03 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The United Auto Workers has filed to force a unionization vote at a Nissan Motor Co. plant in Mississippi after a yearslong campaign to build support. Sandra Hightower of the National Labor Relations Board confirmed that the board received the UAW's election petition in its... more »
  • Trump order would target high-skilled worker visa program

    April 17, 2017 10:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed "Buy American and Hire American." That's according to administration... more »
  • US warns companies not to overlook qualified Americans

    April 3, 2017 9:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is warning U.S. companies that it will investigate those that discriminate against qualified American workers in favor of foreigners. The Justice Department issued a warning Monday as companies began applying for coveted skilled-worker visas. That program is used mostly by technology companies to bring in... more »
  • Editor who pushed for justice in civil rights killings dies

    February 27, 2017 9:46 PM

    GULF BREEZE, Fla. - Mississippi editor Stanley Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died on Saturday in Florida. The death of the 84-year-old was announced by the newspaper in Philadelphia, Mississippi, that he once published. Dearman wrote articles and editorials in The Neshoba... more »
  • Three killed in DeRidder mill explosion identified

    February 9, 2017 5:29 PM

    DERIDDER - Authorities have identified the three workers who died in an explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America plant in DeRidder. The Beauregard Daily news reports that the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office identified those killed as 33-year-old William Rolls, Jr.; 42-year-old Sedrick Stallworth and 41-year-old Jody Gooch. Seven others... more »
  • Lowe's announces nearly 2,400 layoffs for full-time workers

    January 17, 2017 8:58 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina-based home improvement retailer Lowe's says it's told approximately 2,400 full-time workers that they will be laid off. A statement from the store said the majority of the cuts are at the store level, with other cuts occurring at distribution centers, customer support centers and vice... more »
  • Workers at O'Hare airport expected to strike over wages

    November 29, 2016 10:04 AM

    CHICAGO - Workers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are expected to walk off the job over union rights and an hourly wage of $15. About 500 workers have committed to the strike on Tuesday. They include cabin cleaners, janitors, wheelchair attendants and baggage handlers. The workers are employed by private... more »
  • Four workers remain in critical condition after Exxon fire Play Video

    November 23, 2016 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four workers burned during a fire at Exxon refinery Tuesday remain in critical condition at the Baton Rouge General Burn Unit. Exxon is mum on what caused the fire. A watchdog group over the petro chemical industry is blasting Exxon tonight. That group is making bold claims saying... more »
  • O'Hare workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend

    November 21, 2016 12:02 PM

    CHICAGO - About 500 workers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago say they'll strike Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving holiday. Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials made the announcement Monday morning outside the airport, which is one of the nation's busiest. The workers say they want the public's support... more »
  • Hiring event for flood victims in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes

    October 18, 2016 4:09 PM

    The Louisiana Workforce Commission will be hosting a hiring event to employ workers who were displaced by the August flood. Workers will be able to apply for Tangipahoa and Livingston parish debris removal services as well as other cleanup opportunities in the area. In order to qualify for... more »
  • Facebook launches new business version called Workplace

    October 10, 2016 2:31 PM

    Facebook has created a separate version of the social media site specifically used to connect workers of companies and organizations during their workday. Workplace is ad-free and not connected to users' existing Facebook accounts. Businesses can sign up as an organization and pay a monthly fee based on the... more »
  • Jobs and workers drop in Louisiana, but jobless rate level remains

    September 20, 2016 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's economy lost more jobs in August, though the unemployment rate stayed flat because workers exited the economy just as quickly. Employer payrolls fell by 7,000 in August to 1.97 million after months of stability. Used by many economists as their top labor market indicator, payrolls were... more »
  • UPS to hire 95,000 jobs for holiday shopping season

    September 15, 2016 12:14 PM

    UPS plans to hire more than 90,000 workers for the holiday shopping season. The company announced that 95,000 workers will be hired for temporary jobs. Last year, the company hired 93,000 workers for the holiday season. A company spokesman said that the company is seeking package handlers along with drivers... more »
  • Workers find bags of cocaine worth $56 million in France Coca-Cola factory

    September 4, 2016 1:20 PM

    PARIS - Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France opened a shipment of orange juice but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead. The Coca-Cola factory in the town of Signes, near the Mediterranean coast, produces concentrates for various drinks. A spokesman for Coca-Cola France says employees immediately... more »
  • FEMA hiring temporary workers for disaster recovery aid

    September 4, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana residents looking for temporary work have an opportunity to help in the recovery process by working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is advertising through the Louisiana Workforce Commission to fill open positions at its disaster recovery offices in the state. These are full-time jobs,... more »
  • Holden: City-Parish workers should report to work Wednesday

    August 16, 2016 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All City-Parish employees should report to work Wednesday, according to Mayor-President Kip Holden Saturday. In a tweet shared Tuesday night on Baton Rouge's official Twitter account, Holden said employees will resume work at city offices and return to normal operating hours. Any city-parish employee who... more »
  • Pay raises suspended for Louisiana's state workers next year

    June 16, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tens of thousands of Louisiana state workers won't be getting pay raises next year. The Civil Service Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to block annual "performance adjustments" for more than 38,000 government workers, called classified employees. The pay raise suspension covers the budget year that begins July 1.... more »
  • Website, job fair set up to help laid-off oil, gas workers

    May 25, 2016 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort is underway in the Bayou Region of Louisiana to help workers affected by oil and gas industry downsizing to find training options and new jobs in south Louisiana. BayouOpportunity.com , a new website, will serve as a gateway to employment opportunities. A news release says... more »
  • Red Cross gives safety tips after storms

    May 20, 2016 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross disaster workers across south Louisiana are assisting residents whose homes have been damaged by Thursday night’s storms. Disaster workers are also coordinating with parish officials and emergency management leaders to assist in the recovery efforts. Residents in need of assistance because of storm-related damage, can call... more »
  • Governor wants to suspend state worker pay raises next year

    May 4, 2016 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration wants to scrap pay raises for Louisiana's state workers next year, saying the state can't afford them. The governor's chief budget adviser Jay Dardenne asked the Civil Service Commission on Wednesday to block annual "performance adjustments" for rank-and-file government workers, called classified... more »
  • Thousands plan May 1 marches in US in heated election year

    May 1, 2016 3:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric. Events are planned for Sunday in cities from New York to Miami to Cleveland and to Los Angeles. Organizers say they... more »
  • Intrusive alligator moves into home under construction Play Video

    April 28, 2016 12:07 AM

    STERLINGTON - Workers were in for a big surprise, when they found a huge alligator in a new home under construction. David Bradford found the reptile in the living room. "Never, never in a house, never. I've never seen one that big..and in a matter of fact, in a house... more »
  • United Airlines workers ratify new contracts

    April 16, 2016 3:27 PM

    United Airlines workers have ratified a set of new contracts that will increase their pay and benefits over the next five years. Airline and union representatives said Saturday that the vote was "overwhelming" in favor of the contracts, which govern about 30,000 employees including airport workers, security officers and other... more »
  • Verizon workers go on strike amid contract dispute

    April 13, 2016 6:18 AM

    NEW YORK - Tens of thousands of Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast have walked off the job after working without a contract since August. The strike Wednesday morning involves about 39,000 members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in... more »
  • Man arrested, accused of cursing at store workers

    January 26, 2016 1:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who investigators said was yelling and cursing at workers at a Baton Rouge Walmart. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office charged 30-year-old Kenneth Bradley with disturbing the peace and entering after being forbidden after his arrest Monday. Deputies said they... more »
  • Continued preps happening for inauguration day

    January 8, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers were getting prepared for the inauguration of governor-elect John Bel Edwards, all day Friday. Truck loads of magnolia trees and plants were being placed outside the capitol as well as inside, for the big day. Nearly 3,000 seats will be placed to accommodate guests. There will... more »
  • Volunteers to work at the USS KIDD all weekend Play Video

    October 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 30 volunteers, including veterans from across the country are giving their time for four days to putting in maintenance work on the USS KIDD. It's all a part of Fall Field Days that has been happening every year at the Kidd since 1996. Workers... more »
  • Civil service commissioner says state worker are "taken for granted" Play Video

    October 5, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Civil Service Commissioner Pete Fremin said he's "very disappointed" that more than 35,000 rank-and-file state workers didn't get their yearly pay raise. "This is the fourth or fifth year it's happened," said Fremin. Every year Louisiana workers get graded on how hard they work. If they... more »
  • Prison workers taken hostage by inmates in South Carolina

    September 6, 2015 2:16 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)- Authorities say inmates took two employees hostage at a maximum security state prison in South Carolina, but they were released without suffering serious injuries. Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said that the hostage situation lasted around six hours Saturday at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia. Givens... more »
  • Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

    August 31, 2015 7:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to. The world's largest retailer said the instructions apply only to a small... more »
  • SEC requires companies to reveal CEO-vs-worker pay gap

    August 5, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are requiring companies to reveal the pay gap between CEOs and their employees. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday to order most public companies to disclose the ratio between their chief executives' annual compensation and median, or midpoint, employee pay. The new rule will... more »
  • Nicholls State hoping to boost enrollment with partnership

    May 28, 2015 11:45 AM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux's Nicholls State University has reached an agreement to waive out-of-state and international fees for Edison Chouest Offshore employees and their families in order to boost the school's enrollment. Nicholls President Bruce Murphy and Kirt Chouest, the general manager of the Galliano-based shipbuilder and oilfield service provider, announced... more »
  • Denham Springs to monitor vehicles with GPS Play Video

    May 27, 2015 6:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs in Livingston Parish is getting a new way to keep tabs on its employees. City leaders and department heads will be able to keep track of municipal vehicles after it installs GPS devices on 100 vehicles. The city council approved a... more »
  • Report says Baton Rouge in top 10 'Least Hardworking' cities Play Video

    April 3, 2015 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to a recently published Forbes article, Baton Rouge ranks as one of the top ten least hardworking cities. The capital city falls at number four on the list. Coming in at number 3 is Columbia, South Carolina, number 2 is Buffalo, New York, and... more »
  • Plant strikes affecting local businesses Play Video

    February 25, 2015 6:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Business owners said their bottom lines are also being affected by a chemical plant workers strike that's in its fourth day in Norco and Convent. Hundreds of workers went on strike at the Shell and Motiva plants there, demanding more pay and attention to safety issues. It's... more »
  • CATS workers protest broken buses, broken promises Play Video

    February 5, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System workers gathered to protest at the CATS terminal on Florida Boulevard and raise concerns over bus maintenance and safety. "We have a lot of buses that aren't safe on the road," Driver's Union President Naomi Guy told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan on... more »
  • Apple, Google, other tech firms to pay $415M in wage case

    January 15, 2015 6:18 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay $415 million in a second attempt to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging they formed an illegal cartel to prevent their workers from leaving for better-paying jobs. The settlement filed Thursday in a San Jose, California,... more »
  • Obama renews push for paid leave for working parents

    January 15, 2015 12:39 PM

    BALTIMORE - President Barack Obama is renewing his push for paid leave for parents and other workers. Visiting a Baltimore cafe that offers earned sick leave to its small workforce, Obama said he's astonished that so many people don't get it. The White House said this week that Obama will... more »
  • Hungary says Sunday is sacred for workers

    December 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY- Lawmakers approved a measure that bans most stores from opening on Sunday, a day the government says employee should not be forced to work. Trade unions and business groups challenged the law that passed Tuesday. Even the Economy Minister said last month the measure was "not wise." One... more »
  • Job availability at an all-time high in state Play Video

    December 5, 2014 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Labor Department said 2014 is "on track" to being strongest year for hiring since 1999. Job hiring in Louisiana is no different. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, there are more jobs this year than at any other point in the state's history. ... more »
  • New city budget doesn't include raises, but beefs up police force

    November 5, 2014 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The mayor released his proposed budget for the city-parish Wednesday and it did not include a raise for all city workers but promised raises instead. For years, rank and file workers have asked for an increase. Last year, the city performed a pay study to determine possible... more »
  • La. Supreme Court dismisses school workers' suit

    October 31, 2014 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of New Orleans public school workers who were fired after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of the city in 2005. It was a reversal of fortune for the employees, who had won at the... more »
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    September 1, 2014 5:08 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple... more »
  • State website will match employers and job seekers

    August 11, 2014 6:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The dating game between employers and skilled workers is about to become easier in Louisiana. On Aug. 18, state officials will make a free, online, matchmaking employment service available for the first time to both employers and job seekers who want only their top options. Louisiana Job... more »

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