Labor issues

Presidential candidate and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks with a supporter prior to rallying with McDonald's employees and other activists demanding fairer pay, better working conditions, and the right to unionize in Durham, N.C., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 23, 2019 - 3:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections. Nearly all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. An internal Education Department watchdog says DeVos has sometimes used personal email accounts for government business and did not always properly save the messages. The agency's Office of Inspector General released a report Monday, May 20, finding "limited" instances in which DeVos sent work emails from four personal accounts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)
May 23, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better." In the hunt for a presidential nomination, those Democrats and others are increasingly taking swings at...
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May 22, 2019 - 3:19 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A hospital strike now in its third week is putting a spotlight on staffing shortages at the same time Ohio lawmakers are debating legislation that would allow nurses to refuse mandatory overtime. Many of the nurses among the 2,200 workers on strike at Mercy Health St. Vincent...
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In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, photo, American Airlines aircraft are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami. American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 20, 2019 - 6:44 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity. The airline says mechanics have caused about 900 cancellations or long...
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May 20, 2019 - 3:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talks during her campaign organizing event at Los Angeles Southwest College in Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 20, 2019 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris' plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a...
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Saudi Arabian freighter Bahri Yambu is docked in Genoa's port, Italy, Monday, May 20, 2019. The freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen is scheduled to load further cargo before departing for the Saudi port of Jeddah late Monday despite protests by harbor workers, according to the Italian news agencies. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 5:14 am
ROME (AP) — A Saudi Arabian freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen has docked at the Italian port of Genoa, despite protests by harbor workers. The Saudi-flagged Bahri Yanbu is scheduled to load further cargo before departing for the Saudi port of Jeddah late...
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Meeting rooms and a poster of the committee against the EU gun laws and policies, prior to the committee's meeting in Burgdorf, Switzerland, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Swiss voters clearly accepted EU's stricter gun control at the national ballot. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 4:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, official results showed. The Federal Chancellery said provisional results showed nearly 64% of...
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European Union Council President Donald Tusk leads a march celebrating Poland's 15 years in the EU and stressing the nation's attachment to the 28-member bloc ahead of May 26 key elections to the European Parliament, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 18, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters marched Saturday in the Polish capital to celebrate the nation's European Union membership ahead of the key European Parliament election this week. In Warsaw, EU Council President and Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, and numerous...
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