Labor issues

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to a crowd at James Madison Park in Madison, Wis., Friday, April 12, 2019. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 9:09 am
The issue of workers' rights is a focus this weekend for some of the Democrats running for president. Bernie Sanders has campaign stops in the Midwest, including a community meeting in Indiana and an event with members of a plumbers and pipefitters' union in Michigan. A rally by the Vermont senator...
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April 12, 2019 - 8:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old...
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April 12, 2019 - 11:13 am
UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home. Authorities in eastern Ohio say none of the striking workers ate the sugar cookies, but the couple was charged with...
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FILE - This Dec. 24, 2018, file photo shows U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. The number of people applying for unemployment aid fell last week to its lowest level in nearly five decades, solid evidence that the job market is healthy and layoffs scarce. The Labor Department said on Thursday, April 11, 2019, that weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 196,000. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 11, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fewest people in nearly 50 years sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of a strong job market and an unusually low level of layoffs. Yet the sinking pace of layoffs isn't due solely to a tight employment picture. Many states have imposed stricter rules on their...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, shakes hands with Governor General Peter Cosgrove as he leaves Government House in Canberra, Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a meeting to dissolve parliament and head for a Federal Election. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 4:12 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. "We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the...
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The EU and Union Flags at the arrivals area during 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 11, 2019 - 1:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension. The U.K. and the EU agreed early...
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The EU and Union Flags at the arrivals area during 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 - 8:55 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:55 a.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says a last-ditch six-month extension for Brexit is the "best possible compromise" to protect the rest of the European Union. Macron was the main holdout among EU...
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European Council President Donald Tusk, left, speaks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, second left, prior to a dinner during an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders met Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 8:26 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders and Britain on Thursday agreed to a Brexit extension that will allow the U.K. to delay its EU departure date until Halloween. Leaders of the 27 remaining EU member states met for more than six hours before agreeing after midnight to postpone Brexit until Oct...
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European Council President Donald Tusk, left, speaks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, second left, prior to a dinner during an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders met Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 7:16 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday offered Britain an extension to Brexit that would allow the country to delay its EU departure date until Halloween. Leaders of the 27 remaining EU member states met for more than six hours before agreeing after midnight to postpone Brexit until Oct...
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European Council President Donald Tusk, left, speaks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, second left, prior to a dinner during an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders met Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 6:56 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday offered Britain a delay to its EU departure date until Halloween. Leaders of the 27 remaining EU member states met for more than six hours before agreeing to postpone Brexit until Oct. 31, two officials said. The officials spoke to The Associated...
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