Southwest offers staff extra pay, frequent flyer miles to avoid holiday travel disruptions

A baggage handler pushes a bag near a Southwest Airlines airplane at Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, California, October 10, 2021.

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Southwest Airlines on Saturday offered its flight attendants new incentives aimed at avoiding more flight cancellations, particularly over the peak holiday period, amid concerns over staffing, according to an internal memo.

Southwest canceled more than 2,000 flights around Columbus Day weekend, disruptions

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Protect gray wolves; Bayonne Housing staff does great job; No more excuses, move trailers from park | Letters

Speak up to save gray wolves

This letter is looking to advocate for a measure to relist gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

Across the lower 48 states, gray wolves are in dire straits.

Idaho is currently weighing legislation that would remove most wolf hunting regulations, with a goal to kill two-thirds of the state’s wolf population. In Montana, legislators are considering legislation that would allow wolves to be

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Why Child Care Staff Had to Show Up While Teachers Worked Remotely

That split is playing out in real time as the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out.

President Biden recently announced that all teachers and child care workers should be prioritized for a shot by the end of March. That will force a change in Ohio, Kentucky, Utah, Wyoming and Oklahoma, where educators were made eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine before child care employees. Even in the many states, including New

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In a stab at equity, L.A. hospital vaccinates older relatives of housekeeping staff

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23, 2021 - Nidia Salas, 68, the daughter of Environmental Services Worker Marcos Salas, receives her COVID-19 vaccine from Registered Nurse Mila Tarroza at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles on January 23, 2021. Keck began vaccinating family members, who are 65 and older, of staff that included hospital housekeepers, valet and cafeteria workers. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Nidia Salas, 68, receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday at Keck Hospital of USC. Her son works as a housekeeper at the facility. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Sara and Juan Saravia had three pandemic strikes against them.

They are elderly, Latino and live with a daughter who works in a hospital where some of the sickest patients in the region are being cared for.

But on Saturday, that

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At least 285 kids and school staff caught COVID-19 at school, new state stats show

Find all of the most important pandemic education news on Educating N.J., a special resource guide created for parents, students and educators.

The number of students, teachers and school staff who have contracted or transmitted the coronavirus at school rose to 285 this week after four new school outbreaks were reported, state health officials said Wednesday.

The new school outbreaks — defined as cases in which two or more

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UC Davis expands rapid COVID-19 tests for students, staff

More University of California, Davis students and employees who don’t have coronavirus symptoms can now get tested after a rapid saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by UC Davis was officially validated, campus officials said.

About 6,000 more students, faculty and staff members have been invited by email to schedule their first weekly testing appointment, UC Davis announced in a news release earlier this week. The rapid asymptomatic testing started as a

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‘Hotel Paranormal’ Episode 10: Malicious spirits that once checked in but never left terrorize guests and staff

Just like it is good and bad in the world, there can be good and bad contained within a single building. Some entities can be nice and helpful, while others more malicious with intentions to bring harm to anyone that dares to interrupt them. In the season finale episode of Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Paranormal’, Kamran Kamrava, Shelley Wade and Kaitlyn are attacked by the evil residents in their hotel –

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France asks companies to keep masks for staff

PARIS — The French government is asking all companies to keep at least 10 weeks worth of masks for their employees in case of a second wave of virus infections.

Health Minister Olivier Veran said Thursday on RTL radio, “It’s fundamental to respect this guidance. We saw it – our country was not sufficiently stocked with masks” during the first wave.

Shortages of all kinds of masks were a major

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Minnesota’s pro basketball teams cutting staff

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx are cutting pay and staff due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both teams are owned by Glen Taylor. The organization said it has temporarily reduced salaries for employees earning $70,000 or more annually and laid off an unspecified amount of its full-time workforce.

The virus outbreak

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