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AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to Highlight Racism

By Aaron Morrison | Jul 9, 2020

A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S.

Union Tells Actors Not to Work on Pandemic Film 'Songbird'

Jul 3, 2020

The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller "Songbird," saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures.

Fox News' Ed Henry Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Jul 1, 2020

Fox News on Wednesday fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after an investigation of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.

By Christina Jewett, Shefali Luthra | Jul 1, 2020

The complaint logs, which have been made public, show thousands of desperate pleas from workers seeking better protective gear for their hospitals, medical offices and nursing homes.

Bar Owners Worry as Virus Surges in their Workplaces

By Juan A. Lozano | Jun 27, 2020

Restaurants and bars around the country try to balance a safe environment for staff while serving customers.

What Will the Supreme Court's Decision on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Mean for Transgender Americans?

Jun 23, 2020

One researcher explores the potential impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the transgender community.

Justices Rule LGBT Workers Protected from Job Discrimination

By Mark Sherman | Jun 15, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and lesbian people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.

Bolivian Schoolteacher Gives Virtual Classes as Superhero

By Carlos Valdez | Jun 14, 2020

Sometimes, Jorge Manolo Villarroel is Spiderman. Sometimes, he's the Flash, or the Green Lantern.

'One Tree Hill' Stars Ask Fans to Help Fire N.C. Professor

Jun 11, 2020

Celebrities from the former hit TV show "One Tree Hill," are calling on a university in North Carolina to remove one of its professors after he called the state's governor "Massa Cooper" on Twitter. https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/OneTreeHillstarsaskfansto

Wait to Reopen? Some NYC Shops Run Out of Patience

By Jake Seiner, Kathy Willens | Jun 11, 2020

In a city famous for its lack of patience, some businesses have jumped ahead on what's supposed to be a slow and methodical emergence from coronavirus lockdown.

Anna Wintour Apologizes for Race-Related 'Mistakes'

By Leanne Italie | Jun 10, 2020

Vogue's Anna Wintour has apologized in an internal email for "mistakes" made in her 32-year tenure in not doing enough to elevate black voices on her staff and publishing images and stories that have been racially and culturally "hurtful or intolerant."

Bon Appetit's Top Editor Resigns After Offensive Photo

By Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2020

The editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, resigned after a photo of him dressed in a stereotypical Puerto Rican costume surfaced on social media.

With Rare Candor, Employees Protest Facebook's Trump Policy

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 2, 2020

Facebook employees are frustrated over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot.

Coronavirus is Creating a Perfect Storm for Medical PTSD

May 20, 2020

While the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to swell, the very treatments used to battle this deadly disease are triggering life-altering mental health effects.

Heading Back to Work? 4 Ways to Protect Your Immune System

May 18, 2020

As businesses begin to open back up and people prepare to re-enter the workplace, they should not let their guard down. This is especially important for the most vulnerable, including those with autoimmunity (AI).

Officials Release Edited Coronavirus Reopening Guidance

By Mike Stobbe and Jason Dearen | May 15, 2020

U.S. health officials on Thursday released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns.

Hospital Workers Complain of Minimal Disclosure After COVID Exposures

By Jenny Gold, Markain Hawryluk | May 15, 2020

From cafeteria staff to doctors and nurses, hospital workers around the country report frustrating failures by management to notify them when they have been exposed to co-workers or patients known to be infected with COVID-19.

Safety First: When Can Strippers Go Back to Work?

May 14, 2020

A stripper asks ethicist Lee McIntyre when it might be safe to go back to work. The answer might surprise you.

Out Weatherman Axed by TV Station after Facebook Post Calling Out Gun-Toting 'Reopen' Protestors

By Kilian Melloy | May 13, 2020

An openly gay TV weatherman was fired after sharing a Facebook post from a Minnesota rabbi that called out gun-toting, Confederate-flag waving "reopen" protestors.

Endless Possibility: Discover Coursera's World of Online Learning

By Matthew Wexler | May 13, 2020

How often have we said, "If I only had time" or "I've always wanted to learn about..."? Now is your time with Coursera.

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