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Source: Offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

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DETROIT — A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said. The offer is a major issue that could get in the way of ...

Candidate to speak to local labor

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NILES — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will have a labor roundtable Wednesday at the Mahoning-Trumbull AFL-CIO Labor Council headquarters on North Main Street. Bill Padisak, the council’s president, said Thursday that O’Rourke’s campaign reached out to him to ...

Jury finds ambulance firm not liable

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YOUNGSTOWN — A family was “devastated” Thursday when a jury found an ambulance company’s response to the scene where a woman was killed and her mother beaten did not “breach the standard of care.” The company, American Medical Response, will not be held financially liable for ...

On Black Monday anniversary, 3 Valley cities reflect

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By ANTHONY SUSZCZYNSKI Correspondent YOUNGSTOWN — As dusk approached, a crowd gathered Thursday on the Walton Street bridge. People mingled around a stage that had been set up near three large spotlights. On stage was Derrick McDowell, founder of Youngstown Flea, an outdoor market ...

Youngstown mayor, police chief back gun reform

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Staff report COLUMBUS — Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and Police Chief Robin Lees joined other mayors and chiefs from around Ohio on Thursday to urge state lawmakers to support gun reform. The group met with legislative leaders to urge their support for Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan to ...

On the record: Struthers

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WHAT: Board of Education meeting Tuesday PRESENT: Walter Baber, Mary Carcelli, Dennis Johnson, Robert Noble and Ron Shives The board: • Approved hiring Stacy Drennen and Taralynn Markotan as paraprofessionals, both through June 2. Drennen will be paid $12,613 for 178 days and Markotan ...