Labor issues

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter at the Southbank Centre in London, Thursday Oct. 11, 2018. (Henry Nicholls/Pool via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit secretary made a rush visit to Brussels on Sunday for surprise talks with the top European Union negotiator as Brexit talks accelerated ahead of a summit later this week. Dominic Raab's office said in a statement that the unusual weekend meeting with the EU's Michel...
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FILE - This June 15, 2008 file photo shows retired Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta in Ahmadabad, India. A complaint by Dutta, who now lives in the United States, alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country's burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists said Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
October 11, 2018 - 8:39 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian actresses and writers are flooding social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded internationally but that critics say has done little to change the status quo in the world's largest democracy. "People...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018 file photo, the logo for Amazon is displayed on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn’t benefit them, will now get a bigger raise. The company says adjustments are being made this Oct. 2018, and workers who already made $15 an hour will get more than the $1 extra an hour promised last week. Amazon says the raise will differ by warehouse.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 10, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will provide a bigger raise to those workers. The company said Wednesday that some adjustments are being made this week, and workers who already made $15 an hour...
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EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for a weekly meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Brexit negotiations are in a crucial phase just one week ahead of an EU summit, where major progress is needed if Britain it is avoid leaving the EU next week without proper withdrawal procedures in place. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 10, 2018 - 2:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that an agreement on Britain's exit "is within reach," if negotiations make progress before a summit next week. Michel Barnier said that up to 85 percent of the work is done on the deal for the U.K's departure and post-...
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Jeremy Mueller, left, and other striking Lyric Opera musicians perform as their colleagues picket outside The Civic Opera House in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 6:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job Tuesday to protest cuts proposed by management. The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed...
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October 09, 2018 - 10:04 am
LONDON (AP) — A British union has called for a 24-hour strike of Uber drivers in London, Birmingham and Nottingham, putting up a "digital picket line" to demand better pay and conditions. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, the IWGB, is asking the public to support drivers "by not...
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Lily the poodle sits in Parliament Square after marching in a 'Wooferendum' to demand a People's Vote on Brexit, in London, Sunday Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
October 09, 2018 - 7:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — German's main industry association says political leaders need to make a major breakthrough at upcoming negotiations on ending Britain's membership in the European Union. The Federation of German Industries, known as BDI, cautioned Tuesday that a so-called hard Brexit with Britain...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate for the Workers Party, Fernando Haddad, flashes a victory sign to supporters during a campaign event with women in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Haddad has promised to cut income taxes for workers making less than $1,216 a month and raise taxes on the rich for offset a drop in revenue. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
October 06, 2018 - 11:43 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians will go to the polls Sunday at a time when the economy is only slowly recovering from a prolonged recession and more than 13 million people remain out of work. Here is a look at the main economic issues at stake: ___ PENSION REFORM President Michel Temer had hoped...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a bilingual help wanted sign for Auto Zone, a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, is posted outside the store in Canton, Miss. Another healthy picture of hiring is expected when the U.S. government issues its September jobs report Friday, Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
October 05, 2018 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men were being drafted to fight in Vietnam and the American auto industry and the space program were going full blast. The Labor Department reported Friday that the rate edged down from...
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In this Aug. 14, 2018 photo, The Financial Times Asia news editor, Victor Mallet, right, shakes hands with Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. The Financial Times said Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 that Hong Kong's government has refused to renew the work visa of Mallet, in what human rights activists say is the latest sign of a deteriorating human rights situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (Pool Photo via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 8:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have refused to renew the work visa of a senior editor of the Financial Times, the newspaper said Friday, a move that came after he chaired a talk by a pro-independence activist that drew Beijing's ire. Rights groups called the rejection the latest sign of...
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