Labor issues

In this July 1, 2016 photo, Bob McDevitt, left, president of Local 54 of the Unite Here casino workers union, speaks to reporters outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City N.J. hours after the union went on strike against the casino, which was owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, McDevitt's union called on casino regulators in New Jersey, Nevada and Ohio to protect casino workers from hedge fund or private equity firms that own casinos if they seek to quickly extract profits from the properties while hurting workers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
April 10, 2019 - 2:12 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from casino ownership. Unite Here approached gambling regulators in three states Wednesday, asking...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders meet Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 10, 2019 - 12:48 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just two days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, European Union leaders were moving closer to granting the United Kingdom a new delay — possibly of up to a year — to its departure from the bloc. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed Wednesday into an emergency EU...
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School children rally in support of Polish teachers who are on strike in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday April 9, 2019. Teachers held a second day of an open-ended strike on Tuesday demanding higher wages.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 10, 2019 - 9:13 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Middle school students in Poland took important exams Wednesday even though a nationwide teachers' strike entered its third day, forcing exam authorities to ask for help from retired teachers, religion tutors and those not on strike. The exam in humanities for around 350,000...
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In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday April 10, 2019. It's likely to be a rough day for May as she pleads for a second extension until June 30, to prevent Britain's scheduled departure from the EU this Friday. (PA via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 8:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just two days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, European Union leaders opened talks Wednesday to discuss granting the United Kingdom a new delay — possibly of up to a year — to its departure from the bloc. It's likely to be a rough day for British Prime Minister...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 09, 2019 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows more than half of Americans say President Donald Trump has made race relations worse. Almost 3 out of 5 Americans, or 58%, say race relations in the U.S. are generally bad, and 56% of those in the Pew Research Center's "Race in America 2019" survey said Trump has...
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April 09, 2019 - 9:29 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month. The company said it is raising its minimum hourly wage to $17 on May 1 and will continue to increase pay until it hits $20 an hour in 2021. Bank of America...
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April 09, 2019 - 4:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — China's prime minister is set to meet top European Union officials to discuss thorny issues including better access for European companies to Chinese markets and security concerns over high-speed 5G network technology. The stakes are high with two-way trade between the EU and China...
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A pro EU protestor wears a hat opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2019. Britain's government and opposition parties are clinging to hope Monday of finding a compromise Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 08, 2019 - 12:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he is confident European Union leaders will agree at a summit this week to grant Britain a delay to its departure from the bloc. The U.K. has asked for Brexit to be postponed until June 30 so...
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People talk through a fence near a banner, declaring the participation at the indefinite nationwide teachers' pay strike, at the Primary School number 68 in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, April 8, 2019. Majority of Poland's school and kindergarten teachers went on strike after talks about their payment with the government failed. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 08, 2019 - 11:07 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike Monday to demand higher pay, after days of talks with the government failed to meet the demands of a majority of teachers' unions. The strike by school and kindergarten teachers is the first such widespread action by...
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A pro EU protestor takes a rest on a bench opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2019. Britain's government and opposition party are hoping to find an acceptable compromise Brexit deal, ahead of further talks with European Union leaders later this week.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 08, 2019 - 9:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's government and the main opposition party were clinging to hope Monday of finding a compromise Brexit deal, two days before Prime Minister Theresa May must try to persuade European Union leaders to grant a delay to the U.K.'s departure from the bloc. If the bloc refuses,...
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