Labor issues

January 09, 2019 - 4:18 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line? That polarizing question has reverberated in Rochester, New York, and beyond since WHEC fired Jeremy Kappell after he apparently referred to a park named for the slain civil rights leader as "Martin Luther...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:17 pm
DENVER (AP) — Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States. Nearly 100,000 au pairs,...
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Manuela Panjoj, 42-year-old mother of five children, holds a sign during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. The union representing teachers in Los Angeles has postponed the start of a possible strike until Monday because of uncertainty over whether a judge would order a delay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 09, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation's second-largest school district, postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay. United Teachers Los Angeles previously said its 35,000...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:03 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation. Judge James Gritzner in an order filed Wednesday sided with opponents of a law intended to stop organizations like...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has stuck down a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation. Judge James Gritzner in an order filed Wednesday sided with opponents of a law intended to stop organizations like...
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In this picture taken Aug.7, 2018 containers are located at the container terminal Tollerort in the port of Hamburg, Germany. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate, official figures showed Wednesday, but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns it may not fall much lower, if at all. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said a 90,000...
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Bangladeshi garment workers vandalize a vehicle during a protest in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Thousands of garment workers have staged demonstrations to demand better wages for the fourth straight day, shutting down factories on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital. Bangladesh has the second-largest garment-export industry in the world after China and makes clothes for big-name retailers. (AP Photo)
January 09, 2019 - 4:06 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police fired tear gas and swung batons as thousands of garment workers demonstrated for better wages for a fourth day Wednesday, shutting down factories on the outskirts of the capital. The Daily Star newspaper said one protester was fatally shot and three dozen...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at three German airports to stage a strike Thursday amid ongoing pay negotiations. The ver.di union said Wednesday that it's urging workers to join a one-day walkout that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers. The...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:34 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of garment workers staged demonstrations to demand better wages for the fourth straight day on Wednesday, shutting down factories on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. The Daily Star newspaper reported that one protesting worker was shot dead and three...
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January 09, 2019 - 1:58 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of garment workers have staged demonstrations to demand better wages for the fourth straight day, shutting down factories on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. Police dispersed protesters with water cannons and batons on Wednesday. Security was beefed up...
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