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Nev. union support for Sanders shows limits of labor warning

By MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of Nevada’s most politically powerful labor group were warned by union leaders that Bernie Sanders’ plan would doom their prized health care, but they voted for him anyway.The casino workers of the Culinary Workers Union...

Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely. The new virus caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory,...

Unite Here labor union staying neutral in Democratic primary

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | January 28, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The international union representing hotel and casino workers said Tuesday that it will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, casting doubt as to whether its influential Nevada local will follow suit ahead...

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

By ELAINE KURTENBACH and ALEXANDRA OLSON | January 28, 2020

Businesses around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads.Hotels, airlines,...

Connecticut tribe takes issue with schools’ Indian names

By MICHAEL MELIA | January 27, 2020

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history back centuries and today operates one of the world’s...