Brian White, Bennett, $140 Million discussed on Here & Now


We do see potential for temperatures anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above average across portions of California, Nevada, good portions of Idaho, Washington State and Oregon. Or if it projects that some parts of the southwestern US should get some relief by the end of the week. The Cuban government is blaming growing unrest over its coronavirus, pandemic response and economic crisis on US sanctions. But White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested Cuba's authoritarian rule is really to blame, adding that the Cuban people's decision to rise up Is there's alone. These are protests inspired by the harsh reality of everyday life in Cuba, not people in another country. President Biden says the mass protests that were stage across Cuba yesterday were remarkable. But so far he's given no indication that the U. S plan to reverse an embargo imposed on the island during the Trump administration. The top U. S envoy for Israeli Palestinian affairs is in the Middle East for the first time since Israel's new prime minister took office. NPR's Daniel Estrin has the latest from Jerusalem. Deputy assistant Secretary of state Hadi Amar is in Israel and the West Bank this week after Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office last month. Bennett's office says the prime minister will not be meeting with Amor. His visit comes as international mediators are still trying to negotiate a way to begin reconstruction in the Gaza Strip after the conflict in May between the Israeli military and Gaza militants. Israeli warplanes damaged roads and homes in Gaza and the World Bank, United Nations and European Union estimate that Gaza needs $485 million to rebuild over the next couple years. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem The Dow's climb more than 100 points since the Open. You're listening to NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Brian White. Some 10,000 Bay Area workers are expected to receive parts of a major settlement payment from one of the largest janitorial companies in the nation. They were part of a class action lawsuit against American building maintenance. The janitors alleged A BM failed to provide mileage reimbursement to workers and deducted meal periods from employees without evidence that meals were taken. Attorney Stan My Allison says the suit has already helped improve practices in the janitorial industry. Think what we've essentially done is taken jabs oil industry given there's a good shake up and cleaned up many, but not all. Of these problematic precious is a BM has agreed to pay $140 million to approximately 100,000 janitorial workers across California. The company did not respond to a request for comment. And the head of the North Bay commuter rail line isn't leaving just yet Far Hod Montessori and the general manager of the Cinema Marin Area Rail Transit Agency. Had planned to step down next month. But the Marin Independent Journal is reporting that he has agreed to stay on possibly for the rest of the year to give smart more time to find a successor. The agency's board recently voted to approve his contract extension. Smart is conducting a national search for a new GM. The agency says. The starting salary for the job will be close to $300,000. I'm Brian White. Good afternoon..

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