Labor issues

February 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story Feb. 12 about a proposal to raise the Illinois minimum wage, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that the value of a $15 minimum wage in 2025 would be about $10.46 in today's money, assuming an annual inflation rate of 2.1 percent. At that rate, it would be...
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Teachers and supporters hold up placards during a rally for striking Denver Public Schools instructors in Civic Center Park Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Denver. The strike, which is in its second day, is the first for Denver's teachers since 1994. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 13, 2019 - 4:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — The union representing striking Denver teachers and school officials made progress Wednesday as they tried to reach a deal and end a three-day walkout. By mid-afternoon, the negotiating teams had largely agreed on a proposal allowing teachers to more easily advance in pay based on...
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A teacher moves from table-to-table while teaching one of two combined sixth-grade classes in the gymnasium at Skinner Middle School during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 1:09 pm
DENVER (AP) — The union representing striking Denver teachers and school officials said they were hopeful they can reach a settlement to end a three-day walkout. Negotiations resumed Wednesday following talks that lasted into the night on Tuesday. "We exchanged proposals that are moving us closer...
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February 13, 2019 - 7:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — The International Labor Organization says unemployment worldwide fell slightly last year, but is warning about a lack of opportunities, falling job security and declining quality of work in the global marketplace. The Geneva-based organization that regroups governments, labor groups...
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Yellow vest protesters walk down the famed Champs Elysees avenue to keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government, for the 13th straight weekend of demonstrations, in Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
February 13, 2019 - 6:48 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government says it has provided 38 million euros ($43 million) in financial aid for workers who have been put on reduced work hours as businesses struggle with anti-government protests. The ministry says some 72,600 people in 5,000 companies have been put on reduced work...
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A teacher moves from table-to-table while teaching one of two combined sixth-grade classes in the gymnasium at Skinner Middle School during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 1:05 am
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal. Tuesday's talks came a day after more than half of the city's teachers walked off the job amid a pay dispute. The negotiations, which are set to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, AmeriCorps volunteers take a pledge as President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which promotes volunteerism and community service, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. In partnership with the AmeriCorps, Teach for America members can apply for an education award at the end of their service to help pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps spokeswoman couldn't immediately provide comment but said striking is prohibited. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. More than 300 alumni signed the letter...
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A teacher moves from table-to-table while teaching one of two combined sixth-grade classes in the gymnasium at Skinner Middle School during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 7:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers and district leaders were trying to end a strike over pay Tuesday with the help of a federal negotiator. The teachers are following the lead of educators across the country by donning red amid strikes and protests for better pay and working conditions. All schools...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, AmeriCorps volunteers take a pledge as President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which promotes volunteerism and community service, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. In partnership with the AmeriCorps, Teach for America members can apply for an education award at the end of their service to help pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps spokeswoman couldn't immediately provide comment but said striking is prohibited. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 12, 2019 - 6:42 pm
Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. More than 300 alumni signed the letter...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 photo, Laquesha Russell, a 36-year-old home health care worker who makes $10.78 an hour, speaks during an interview as she shops for groceries for her four children in Springfield, Ill. Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. Business owners complain that the phase-in is too fast. But Russell said, "it's going to be a long process to get up to $15." (AP Photo/John O’Connor)
February 12, 2019 - 5:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The statewide pay floor has remained...
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