Labor unions

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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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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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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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, accompanies FO union leader Jean-Claude Mailly, after his meeting with France's main workers and employers unions to start negotiations at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Thursday, Oct.12, 2017. President Macron is launching step two of his campaign to rethink French labor law, this time focusing on unemployment benefits and job training. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
October 12, 2017 - 7:05 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is launching Step 2 of his labor law overhaul, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training. Macron met Thursday with France's main workers' and employers' unions to start negotiations that will last for months. The discussions come as workers and...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to deliver a statement on Brexit to Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 10, 2017 - 6:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The European Union's importance to British exporting firms appears to be growing, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that could focus the minds of those negotiating the country's exit from the bloc. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics found that exports...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo Beatrice Fihn, left, Executive Director of the International campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and Actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, right, attend a meeting about the Nuclear Disarmament, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 9:12 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Peace Prize (all times local): 14:50 p.m. Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev has hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a group campaigning against nuclear weapons, saying it reinforces the position that he and Ronald Reagan took at the...
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A taxi driver with a ''estelada'' or Catalonia independence flag fixed to his car, gestures as a protester helps to extend the flag during protest near the national police headquarters during a one-day strike in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Oct. 3, 2017. Labor unions and grassroots pro-independence groups are urging workers to hold partial or full-day strikes throughout Catalonia to protest alleged brutality by police during a referendum on the region's secession from Spain that left hundreds of people injured. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
October 03, 2017 - 7:27 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's disputed independence referendum and Spain's response (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Spain's top official in Catalonia says he laments the violence that left hundreds of civilians and police injured during a disputed independence referendum but blames...
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Independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Authorities say 844 people and 33 police were injured Sunday in Spanish police raids to halt the independence vote organized by the Catalan autonomous government that was declared ilegal by Spain's constitutional court. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
October 01, 2017 - 6:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local): 12:40 a.m. A Catalan official says preliminary results show 90 percent in favor of independence in the vote opposed by Spain. Catalan regional government spokesman Jordi Turull told...
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