Labor issues

FILE - In this June 30, 2002 file photo, members of the Culinary Union Local 226 picket outside the Plaza hotel-casino in Las Vegas hours before their contract was to expire. Fifty-thousand unionized Las Vegas casino workers whose contracts will expire at the end of the month are set to vote on whether to go on strike. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, said it will hold a strike vote May 22 at a university arena. (AP Photo/Lori Cain, File)
May 09, 2018 - 8:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing 50,000 Las Vegas casino employees whose contracts will expire at the end of the month announced Wednesday the workers are set to vote on whether to strike, a move that could cripple the city. The Culinary Union will hold the strike vote May 22 at a university...
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In this Monday, May 7, 2018, photo, pedestrians and cyclists gather near the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle. Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But businesses and others say the so-called head tax is misguided and potentially harmful and they question whether the city is effectively using the tens of millions of dollars it already spends on homelessness each year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 08, 2018 - 5:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But the measure has sparked intense debate — even shouting matches in otherwise reserved Seattle — over who should pay to solve the...
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In this Monday, May 7, 2018, photo, pedestrians and cyclists gather near the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle. Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But businesses and others say the so-called head tax is misguided and potentially harmful and they question whether the city is effectively using the tens of millions of dollars it already spends on homelessness each year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 08, 2018 - 2:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But the measure has sparked intense debate — even shouting matches in otherwise reserved Seattle — over who should pay to solve the...
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May 07, 2018 - 3:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Five members of international aid groups from Spain and Denmark have been cleared in court on charges of attempting to illegally bring migrants into Greece. The three Spanish firefighters and two Danish men were arrested in January 2016 on the eastern Aegean Sea island of...
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May 07, 2018 - 10:50 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Five members of international aid groups have gone on trial in Greece for allegedly attempting to illegally bring migrants into the European Union country. The three Spanish and two Danish men were arrested in January 2016 on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Lesbos, where the...
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Leader of the labor union Worker Force Pascal Pagageau, arrives at the Prime Minister's office in Paris, France, Monday, May 7, 2018. A powerful French union is vowing to push ahead with strikes that have hobbled nationwide train services, even as signs of a possible compromise emerged in talks with President Emmanuel Macron's government. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 07, 2018 - 8:04 am
PARIS (AP) — A powerful French union is vowing to push ahead with strikes that have hobbled nationwide train services, even as signs of a possible compromise emerged in talks with President Emmanuel Macron's government. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met Monday with unions to discuss amendments to...
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May 07, 2018 - 7:20 am
PARIS (AP) — A powerful French union is vowing to push ahead with strikes that have hobbled nationwide train services, even as signs of a possible compromise emerged in talks with President Emmanuel Macron's government. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met Monday with unions to discuss amendments to...
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A woman crying in front of the Zofiowka coal mine in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, after miners were reported missing following a powerful tremor at the mine. Two miners have been found hurt but conscious and rescuers continue to search for five missing miners.(AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz)
May 06, 2018 - 3:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish mining official says more than 200 rescue workers are trying to reach five miners trapped after a quake struck a coal mine in southern Poland. The head of the Jastrzebie Coal Company, Daniel Ozon, said Sunday the rescuers are 30 meters (98 feet) from one miner whom...
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Protesters carry a banner depicting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Activists are calling for calm Saturday as the French capital prepares for a what they are calling a mass "party" to protest on the first anniversary of President Emmanuel Macron's inauguration. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 05, 2018 - 5:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Paris danced, picnicked and railed against President Emmanuel Macron at a "party" marking his first year in office. Police fired tear gas on troublemakers on the margins of the largely festive protest Saturday, and eight people were arrested...
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Protesters carry a banner depicting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Activists are calling for calm Saturday as the French capital prepares for a what they are calling a mass "party" to protest on the first anniversary of President Emmanuel Macron's inauguration. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 05, 2018 - 8:24 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris police are deploying in large numbers and activists are calling for calm as the French capital prepares for a mass protest on the anniversary of President Emmanuel Macron's inauguration. Authorities are pledging to avoid a repeat of violence and damage that scarred May Day...
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