Labor issues

July 25, 2018 - 7:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union is introducing rules to tighten assessments of pilots' mental health following the Germanwings crash in 2015. The EU's executive Commission said Wednesday the new rules, which take effect in 2020, will oblige airlines to perform a psychological assessment of pilots...
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A Portuguese woman, who preferred not to give her name, sits at a Ryanair airline check-in desk after her flight to Pisa, Italy, was cancelled during the first of two days cabin crew strike at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport in Madrid, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Low-cost airline Ryanair cabin crew are to stage a 48-hour strike July 25 and 26 in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 25, 2018 - 6:29 am
MADRID (AP) — Cabin crew workers for low-cost airline Ryanair went on strike Wednesday in four European countries over working conditions, forcing thousands of passengers to make last-minute travel adjustments at the peak of the summer holiday season. Labour unions in Portugal, Spain, Belgium and...
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LGBT community members block a highway during a protest against a surrogate bill in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Israel's LGBT community holds a national strike Sunday after the parliament passed a law last week easing surrogate regulations but excluding gay couples having a child using a surrogate. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
July 22, 2018 - 2:55 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law. The community is outraged that after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pass...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 22, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 21, 2018 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a...
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July 17, 2018 - 8:21 am
MADRID (AP) — Amazon workers in Spain are striking over salary and working conditions to coincide with the online retailer's global sales event, Prime Day. The CCOO and CGT workers' unions say that nearly 80 percent of the workers walked off their positions on Tuesday at Amazon's largest packing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Uber app on an iPad in Baltimore. U.S. employment regulators are investigating allegations that Uber set up a pay scale that discriminated against women working for the ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 7:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar...
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FILE - In a Monday, April 5, 2004 file photo, riders wait to board an arriving train at the D.C. Metro Center, in Washington. Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for the July 17, 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Union leaders said they would wait on Monday’s expected response from Metro’s management after Sunday’s vote authorizing a strike. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
July 16, 2018 - 10:40 am
FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Striking is forbidden under Metro'...
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In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo, Animo Westside Charter Middle School is seen during a summer session to introduce new students to the school they will attend in the fall, in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles. Animo is one of many schools to benefit from donations by billionaires that are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 16, 2018 - 5:56 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
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