Labor issues

FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California's Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. Assemblywoman Garcia, said legislative leadership has taken positive steps toward empowering more women, but that work is far from done. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 18, 2017 - 1:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California's Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. The open letter from nearly 150 women posted...
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Pro-EU supporters hold European Union flags with a Union flag across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 17, 2017 - 10:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's Brexit negotiator urged the British government Tuesday to keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to advance to a new phase in December. "It's very important to maintain this constructive dynamic in the coming two months,"...
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October 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Canada's autoworker union on Friday reached a deal that will likely end a 26-day strike at a factory in Ontario that makes a hot-selling SUV. The deal with Unifor still must be voted on by members. Terms were not disclosed. The 2,500 members of Unifor Local 88 went...
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Germany Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble speaks during a news conference, after the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting, on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 13, 2017 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials on Friday defended their efforts to promote free trade and closer international links against a rising ride of populism around the world and criticism from a Trump administration intent on pursuing its "America First" agenda. Finance ministers from the...
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Accompanied by Mexican Senate President Ernesto Cordero, right, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves upon his arrival to the Mexican Senate, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The issue of Mexico’s persistently low wage rates came up again during Trudeau's first official visit to Mexico. Trudeau said in a speech to the senate Friday that support for NAFTA “depends on the fruits of this trade being fairly shared.” Mexican auto workers, for example, often earn about $2 per hour, a fraction of the $30 or more per hour made by workers in the other two countries. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the issue of Mexico's persistently low wages during a visit Friday, as both countries and the United States continue negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a speech to the Mexican senate, Trudeau said support...
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October 13, 2017 - 2:59 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A survey of National Park Service employees found widespread complaints of harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and top officials vowed to address it through training and enforcement. Reports of misconduct have tarnished the image of the Park Service and its...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says the North Korean nuclear and missile threat is "manageable" for now but the isolated nation can't be allowed to develop the ability to strike the U.S. homeland. Although President Donald Trump recently declared his top diplomat was "...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein appears at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France. New York City prosecutors say they didn’t have enough evidence to prove model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez’s claim that Weinstein groped her in 2015. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
October 12, 2017 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The eastern branch of the Writers Guild of America says it will take steps to make it easier for women to report sexual harassment and assault. In a statement Thursday, guild President...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The president of the Canadian auto workers union says General Motors is threatening to move production of the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV to Mexico as a strike continues at an Ontario factory that makes the same vehicle. Unifor President Jerry Dias says GM has declared war on Canada...
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October 12, 2017 - 7:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations between the European Union and United Kingdom (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The pound is dropping after the European Union's Brexit negotiator said that no significant progress has been made in talks with Britain. Michel Barnier said Thursday...
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