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The Associated Press

Omaha, NE, United States

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Recent articles by Josh:

Deere workers approve 3rd contract offer, will end strike

DETROIT (AP) — Deere & Co. workers approved a new contract Wednesday that will deliver 10% raises immediately and end a monthlong strike for more than 10,000 employees. The United Auto Workers union says 61% of the members approved the deal with the tractor maker on their third vote, even though this offer was strikingly similar to one that 55% of workers rejected two weeks ago. → Read More

Kellogg sues its local union, complaining striking workers are blocking entrances

Workers at the Michigan-based food company have been on strike since Oct. 5. → Read More

Kellogg's files lawsuit against its striking cereal workers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kellogg Co. has filed a lawsuit against its local union in Omaha complaining that striking workers are blocking entrances to its cereal plant and intimidating → Read More

Kellogg's files lawsuit against its striking cereal workers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kellogg Co. has filed a lawsuit against its local union in Omaha complaining that striking workers are blocking entrances to its cereal plant and intimidating replacement workers as they enter the plant. The company based in Battle Creek, Michigan, asked a judge to order the Omaha chapter of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union… → Read More

Deere warns striking workers not to expect better offer

Deere executives said Wednesday that the company wouldn’t return to the bargaining table with striking workers because it wouldn’t offer a better contract than one they rejected that included immediate 10% raises. Marc Howze, the chief administrative officer of Deere & Co., said the deal the United Auto Workers union rejected on Tuesday represented the […] → Read More

Deere warns striking workers not to expect better offer

Deere executives said Wednesday that the company wouldn't return to the bargaining table with striking workers because it wouldn't offer a better contract than one they rejected that included immediate 10% raises. Marc Howze, the chief administrative officer of Deere & Co. , said the deal the United Auto Workers union rejected on Tuesday represented the most it could offer and still keep its… → Read More

Report: At least 59K meat workers caught COVID-19, hundreds died

A U.S. House report says at least 59,000 meatpacking workers became ill with COVID-19 and 269 workers died when the virus tore through the industry last year. → Read More

Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died

A U.S. House report says at least 59,000 meatpacking workers became ill with COVID-19 and 269 workers died when the virus tore through the industry last year → Read More

Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least 59,000 meatpacking workers caught COVID-19 and 269 workers died when the virus tore through the industry last year, which is significantly more than previously thought, according to a new U.S. House report released Wednesday. → Read More

Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least 59,000 meatpacking workers caught COVID-19 and 269 workers died when the virus tore through the industry last year, which is significantly more than previously thought, according to a new U. S. House report released Wednesday. The meatpacking industry was one of the early epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic, with workers standing shoulder-to-shoulder along… → Read More

Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died

A House report released Wednesday showed the coronavirus pandemic had a bigger impact on the industry than originally suspected. → Read More

Meatpacker Tyson: Mandate led 96% of workers to get vaccine

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking giant Tyson Foods says more than 96% of its workers have been vaccinated ahead of the company's Nov. 1 deadline for them to do so. The company based in Springdale, Arkansas, said the number of its 120,000 workers who have been vaccinated has nearly doubled since it announced its mandate on Aug. 3. At that point, only 50% of Tyson workers had been vaccinated. → Read More

Kellogg Co. offers to restart talks with striking workers

The Kellogg Co. is trying to persuade its 1,400 striking cereal-making workers to return to the bargaining table. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said Monday that it sent a message to the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that represents those workers offering to resume contract talks. → Read More

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year → Read More

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U. S. Department of Agriculture will announce several steps it plans to take to achieve that goal. → Read More

All of Kellogg's U.S. cereal plant workers are on strike

Work at all of the Kellogg Company's U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly... → Read More

Kellogg strike: Around 1,400 employees halt work at cereal plants

Work has halted at all of the Kellogg Company’s U.S. cereal plants as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike. → Read More

Kellogg strike: Around 1,400 employees halt work at cereal plants

Work has halted at all of the Kellogg Company’s U.S. cereal plants as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike. → Read More

Workers at all of Kellogg's U.S. cereal plants go on strike

Work has halted at all of the Kellogg Company’s U.S. cereal plants as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike → Read More

Workers at all of Kellogg's U.S. cereal plants go on strike

Work at all of the Kellogg Company's U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike, but it wasn't immediately clear how... → Read More