Labor issues

A protester throws back a tear gas canister in Hong Kong on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city's leader resign.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 05, 2019 - 2:03 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A general strike in Hong Kong descended into citywide mayhem Monday as defiant protesters started fires outside police stations and hurled bricks and eggs at officers. After disrupting traffic early in the day, they filled public parks and squares in several districts, refusing to...
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Notre Dame cathedral is silhouetted as environmental groups and unionists attend a news conference to warn against lead particles polluting the air in the area, and ask for a regularly updated chart showing pollution levels in Paris, France, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hundreds of tons of toxic lead in Notre Dame's spire and roof melted during the April fire. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 05, 2019 - 9:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Environmental groups and one of France's largest labor unions called Monday for stronger measures to ensure cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral does not expose workers and nearby residents to unsafe levels of lead. The Paris regional administration suspended the job of...
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Protesters hold umbrellas and placards that read: "Anti-extradition bill" and "Go on strike" at Tamar Park, near the Central Government buildings in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam maintained that she has no plans to resign in the face of a turbulent pro-democracy movement that held a general strike Monday leading to more than 100 flight cancellations and major traffic disruptions. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 05, 2019 - 6:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6 p.m. An official says Hong Kong's police are fully supported by the government and there is no need to deploy China's military to cope with increasingly violent anti-government protests. Senior Superintendent Kong Wing-...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport officials and union leaders are holding last-ditch talks in hopes of averting a strike at Europe's busiest airport. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow plan to go on strike at one minute after midnight if Sunday's negotiations fail. The...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a candidate forum on labor issues Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 04, 2019 - 6:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform continued Saturday as they pitched themselves to Nevada union members, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he's "against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare" and Sen. Kamala Harris saying no...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a public employees union candidate forum Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 03, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Bernie Sanders says union workers will be better off under his switch to his government-run "Medicare for All" health insurance proposal because they'll get better coverage and it will give them...
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August 03, 2019 - 6:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport has cancelled 172 flights Monday and Tuesday amid strike plans by thousands of workers. Members of the Unite union overwhelmingly rejected the airports 7.3% pay increase offer. The airport says it has asked airlines to consolidate flights and re-book passengers on...
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Protesters hold up the lights on their phones as they gather at a demonstration by civil servants in Hong Kong on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Protesters plan to return to the streets again this weekend, angered by the government's refusal to answer their demands, violent tactics used by police, possibly in coordination with organized crime figures. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 02, 2019 - 8:38 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong civil servants and supporters crowded into a public park Friday to join a pro-democracy movement that China's top diplomat accused Western nations of provoking. Several thousand joined the rally for government workers in solidarity with protesters who have called for...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo a construction worker walks atop a building as a crane lifts a load over head in Miami. On Friday, Aug. 2, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. employment report for July (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-plus expansion. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate...
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July 31, 2019 - 7:17 am
LONDON (AP) — British Airways has failed to block pilots from going on strike in a long-standing pay dispute. The airline lost a bid in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday seeking a temporary injunction to prevent strikes by pilots based at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The pilots...
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