Labor issues

FILE In this June 21, 2018 file photo, a job applicant looks at job listings for the Riverside Hotel at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. Economists forecast that employers added 191,000 jobs in July, down from 213,000 in June but easily enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. The jobless rate is projected to decline to 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low, from 4 percent. The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 03, 2018 - 6:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a robust economy at their backs, optimistic employers likely added jobs at a solid pace in July. Economists forecast that employers added 191,000 jobs last month, down from 213,000 in June but easily enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. The jobless rate is...
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Tourists walk past the Eiffel Tower, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Paris. The visitors descending on the Eiffel Tower at the peak of the August tourist season are voicing frustration that the beloved Paris monument is closed. Since Wednesday, Eiffel Tower workers have been on strike over the new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for inordinately long queues.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Visitors descending upon the Eiffel Tower at the peak of the August tourist season are voicing frustration that the beloved Paris monument is closed. Since Wednesday, Eiffel Tower workers have been on strike over a new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for...
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Tia Agnew, co-founder and CEO of New Day Craft, an Indianapolis-based producer of mead and cider, poses in the tasting room in Indianapolis, Monday, July 30, 2018. Agnew said she was excited to put up her "Open to All" window sticker, which she says matches her "personal and professional ethos." She's not worried that it will be a turn-off to some potential patrons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 31, 2018 - 5:24 pm
Levi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. Normally, making a promise to serve every customer might seem like a no-brainer. But...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Department of Homeland Security officers take action to reopen Portland's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland, Ore. The union that represents employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, July 30, 2018, called on the Portland mayor to immediately provide law enforcement services to ICE employees. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The union representing employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement urged the mayor of Portland, Oregon, to end his ban on city police helping ICE workers who have faced hostility from pro-immigrant activists. Sean Riddell, the union's attorney, asked Mayor Ted...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2018 file photo, people gather at the Supreme Court awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in Washington. An Oregon state employee and a labor union have reached a settlement over her lawsuit seeking payback of obligatory union fees, marking the first refund of forced fees since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that government workers can't be required to contribute to labor groups, the employee's lawyers said Monday, July 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 30, 2018 - 8:40 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state employee and a labor union have reached a settlement over her lawsuit seeking payback of obligatory union fees, marking the first refund of forced fees since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that government workers can't be required to contribute to labor...
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Taxi drivers block the Gran Via avenue in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 30, 2018 - 5:01 am
MADRID (AP) — Representatives of taxi driver unions and Spain's government are meeting to find a way out of an indefinite strike protesting the proliferation of private ride-hailing services. The Ministry of Development says Monday's meeting will follow others with representatives of drivers...
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FILE - In this Wednesday June 27, 2001 file photo, Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's lawyers Dragoslav Ognjanovic, center, and Zdenko Tomanovic, right, address media after the team visited imprisoned Milosevic in Belgrade. Serbian police say that a prominent lawyer, who helped defend former strongman Slobodan Milosevic before the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, has been shot and killed. A police statement says that Dragoslav Ognjanovic was killed late on Saturday, July 28, 2018 outside his home the new part of Belgrade, the Serbian capital. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file)
July 29, 2018 - 9:22 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawyers announced Sunday they will go on strike for a week to protest the killing of a prominent attorney who had been on the defense team of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal and also defended crime figures. Dragoslav Ognjanovic...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:04 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has agreed to raise the minimum wage for employees at its California theme park to $15 an hour. Disneyland Resort announced the 40 percent increase on Thursday and says it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. As part of a deal with labor unions, the resort says it...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:30 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have freed a bear that got caught in a storm drain for about an hour. Colorado Springs Utilities workers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region workers arrived to the residential neighborhood Thursday to work out a strategy to get the bruin out...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, left, and European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting the EU Michel Barnier hold a press conference at the European Commission building in Brussels on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
July 26, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says the bloc never would allow a non-member to collect customs on its behalf, delivering a blow to the British government's post-Brexit plans. Britain had proposed a system in which it would initially process EU customs duties on goods...
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