Labor economy

Amanda Hammock, center, a Delaware County, Pa. Democratic party activist, is dressed as Rosie the Riveter as she attends a protest by Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Philadelphia. The protesters denounced Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
June 27, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to Democratic-leaning organized labor. The court's conservative majority, re-empowered by Justice...
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Tenaris U.S. president Luca Zanotti, right, talks with workers on the floor of the Tenaris seamless pipe mill Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel tariff. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 11:32 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One's from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another's from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...
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Tenaris U.S. president Luca Zanotti, right, talks with workers on the floor of the Tenaris seamless pipe mill Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel tariff. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 1:12 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One's from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another's from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...
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Former Pimlico Plumbers employee Gary Smith leaves the UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling by a lower court saying that Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers full-time for six years, was entitled to rights such as sick pay. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain's Supreme Court ruled that Gary Smith, who...
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FILE- In this May 5, 2018, file photo, a Tropic Ocean Airways seaplane flies over the container ship Gerd Maersk as the ship heads to Port Miami in Miami Beach, Fla. On Wednesday, June 6, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 06, 2018 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of just 0.4 percent in the first quarter, even weaker than initially estimated, while labor costs rose at a bit faster pace. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the January-March productivity increase was revised down from the 0.7...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 4, 2018. Asian stock indexes were higher Monday as investors rallied around a U.S. jobs report, despite fresh signs of a burgeoning trade war emerging closer to home. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 04, 2018 - 5:39 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian and European shares rose Monday after last week's upbeat U.S. jobs report, despite the impasse between Beijing and Washington over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 12,753.27 and France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,484.95. Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 4, 2018. Asian stock indexes were higher Monday as investors rallied around a U.S. jobs report, despite fresh signs of a burgeoning trade war emerging closer to home. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 04, 2018 - 2:23 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stock indexes rose Monday as investors rallied around a U.S. jobs report, despite fresh signs of a burgeoning trade war as weekend China-U.S. trade talks ended in an apparent impasse. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.4 percent to 22,475.94 and South...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is cheered by citizens on the occasion of the celebrations for Italy's Republic Day, in Rome Saturday, June 2, 2018. At an oath-taking ceremony in the presidential palace atop Quirinal Hill, the new premier, political novice Giuseppe Conte, and his 18 Cabinet ministers pledged their loyalty to the Italian republic and to the nation's post-war constitution in front of President Sergio Mattarella. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 6:20 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's new populist leaders commemorated the founding of the Italian republic by attending a pomp-filled military parade Saturday — and then promised to get to work creating jobs and expelling migrants. "The free ride is over," League leader Matteo Salvini, Italy's new interior...
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FILE- In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Joan Herrera, center, sits and waits as his mother Andrea Batista Garcia, left, and Marlene Gonzales, fill out job applications while attending the Great Northeast 2018 Job Fair at Capriotti's in McAdoo, near Hazleton, Pa. The U.S. government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 1. (Ellen F. O'Connell/Hazelton Standard-Speaker via AP, File)
June 02, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears of a global trade war, U.S. businesses have made it abundantly clear that they see no reason to stop hiring. Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation's unemployment rate to an 18-...
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FILE- In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Joan Herrera, center, sits and waits as his mother Andrea Batista Garcia, left, and Marlene Gonzales, fill out job applications while attending the Great Northeast 2018 Job Fair at Capriotti's in McAdoo, near Hazleton, Pa. The U.S. government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 1. (Ellen F. O'Connell/Hazelton Standard-Speaker via AP, File)
June 02, 2018 - 2:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears of a global trade war, U.S. businesses have made it abundantly clear that they see no reason to stop hiring. Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation's unemployment rate to an 18-...
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