Labor issues

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, April 20, 2018. The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the court's five conservative members in the...
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, April 20, 2018. The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 21, 2018 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use...
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Demonstrator sing along as the Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino band performs during a demonstration across the street from the building that once housed the office space of Aaron Schlossberg, Friday, May 18, 2018, in New York. Schlossberg, a lawyer who was caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking restaurant workers has been kicked out of his office space and faces a complaint from two elected officials. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A mariachi band has performed songs like "La Cucaracha" during a protest in front of the former office of a New York City lawyer caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking workers. The protesters Friday asked for the disbarment of attorney Aaron Schlossberg. They sang along...
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May 18, 2018 - 6:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes. Feelings remain raw over North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill, which prompted...
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May 18, 2018 - 6:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay-rights advocates are divided on a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and a company that stands out for its support of LGBT workers and causes. It's been two years since North Carolina passed the so-called bathroom bill that prompted a boycott campaign,...
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May 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with two Chinese woman also employed by the company, the Iowa Supreme Court said...
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From left, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk take their places prior to a media conference at the conclusion of an EU and Western Balkan heads of state summit at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 17, 2018 - 10:13 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday encouraged Balkan countries to continue on the path of EU-oriented reform but were cool on any of the six joining the bloc in the near future. The Balkans spiraled into conflict in the 1990s as the former Yugoslavia broke apart and ethnic...
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Liz Leivas, co-president of Tempe Education Association, right, gathers signatures Thursday, May 10, 2018 for ballot initiate to raise the income tax on wealthy earners to fund public education. Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are turning their attention to political activities after organizing in massive statewide teacher movements. (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels)
May 17, 2018 - 9:20 am
PHOENIX (AP) — As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging...
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Educators fill Bicentennial Plaza during a teachers rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Thousands of teachers rallied the state capital seeking a political showdown over wages and funding for public school classrooms. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Teachers in North Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are bringing their fresh political willpower to the midterm elections after going on strike. North Carolina educators on Wednesday became the latest group to organize and rally at their state Capitol to demand increased...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May after meeting at a hotel on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 17, 2018 - 4:03 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday encouraged Balkans countries to continue on the path of EU-oriented reform but were cool on any of the six joining the bloc in the near future. The Balkans spiraled into conflict in the 1990s as the former Yugoslavia broke apart and ethnic...
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