Labor unions

February 19, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is photographed during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare. Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at age 65, party spokesman said on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
February 14, 2018 - 4:56 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died Wednesday at age 65, ending a long campaign to lead his country that brought him jailings, beatings and accusations of treason. Tsvangirai died Wednesday evening in a Johannesburg hospital, said Elias Mudzuri, a vice president...
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February 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Public service labor unions have gone on strike in Algeria, paralyzed education, health, vocational training and the telecommunications industries. Meziane Meriane, the head of the SNPEST teachers union, denounced workers' sinking purchasing power and told The Associated...
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February 14, 2018 - 6:47 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Blowing whistles and horns, thousands of Slovenian teachers are rallying for higher wages in the latest in a string of strikes and protests by public sector workers in the small European Union country. Most schools in Slovenia remained closed on Wednesday because of the...
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February 09, 2018 - 7:15 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's Brexit negotiator says major differences remain over whether Britain should be obliged to respect all EU rules and obligations during the transition period after Brexit. The EU and Britain are negotiating a transition time that would begin when Britain's...
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FILE In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead, England. As a new round of talks opens between Britain and the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May is under mounting pressure to take sides in the Conservative Party's war over Brexit. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
February 05, 2018 - 11:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The European Union's Brexit negotiator warned Monday that the time has come for the U.K. to clarify what relationship it wants with the bloc once it leaves, and warned that exiting its customs union would hurt trade. Michel Barnier shook his head as he outlined the results of a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Jeanne Ives (42nd) meet with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at Tribune Tower in Chicago. Ives, who is trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. is standing by a campaign ad that's being blasted as racist, homophobic and "repulsive." Ives, a social and fiscal conservative, says the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor's "chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made." The ad features actors portraying people including a transgender woman and a Chicago Teachers Union member, all thanking Rauner.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 1:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican lawmaker trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is standing by a campaign ad that has been blasted as racist and homophobic, despite the state party chairman's call for her to stop airing it and apologize. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a social and fiscal conservative,...
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Workers of Volkswagen gather during a warning strike in the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Germany's biggest industrial union, IG Metall, has launched a campaign of 24-hour strikes after talks on demands for wage raises and an optional shorter working week broke down. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 7:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of workers have walked off the job at a Ford plant in Germany and other factories as the country's largest industrial union pressed ahead with a campaign of 24-hour strikes to pressure employers for higher wages. The dpa news agency reported some 13,000 Ford's Cologne plant...
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January 31, 2018 - 2:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union has launched a campaign of 24-hour strikes after talks on demands for wage raises and an optional shorter working week broke down. The IG Metall union called workers out starting with the night shift Tuesday evening at various companies in regions...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, metal workers protest during a warning strike in Ludwigsfelde, Germany. The head of Germany’s largest industrial workers’ union says strikes could escalate if no deal for a new labor agreement can be reached by noon Saturday. Joerg Hoffmann said Friday Jan. 26, 2018 that the IG Metall union was talking again with employers in the southern industrial region of Baden-Wuerttemburg, where any deal would be expected to set the example for 3.9 million workers across the country. (Bernd Settnik/dpa via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 9:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of Germany's largest industrial workers' union says strikes could escalate if no deal for a new labor agreement can be reached by noon Saturday. Joerg Hoffmann said Friday that the IG Metall union was talking again with employers in the southern industrial region...
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