Labor issues

In this Thursday, March 7, 2019, photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 8, the U.S. government issues the February jobs report, which will reveal the latest unemployment rate and number of jobs U.S. employers added. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 08, 2019 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and other temporary factors that led most economists to see the slowdown as a temporary blip. Employers added just 20,000 jobs,...
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FILE- In this March 4, 2019, file photo a worker cleans a jet bridge before passengers boarded an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland, Ore., at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. On Friday, March 8, the U.S. government issues the February jobs report, which will reveal the latest unemployment rate and number of jobs U.S. employers added. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 08, 2019 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are thought to have extended their streak of hiring in February even as the overall economy is showing signs of slowing. On Friday, the government is expected to report that the economy added 182,000 jobs last month, down from a blockbuster gain of 304,000 in...
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Hundreds of teachers fill the Kentucky Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Frankfort, Ky. At least four school districts were forced to close on Thursday because too many teachers had called in sick to protest proposed legislation at state Capitol. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 07, 2019 - 4:03 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to protest proposed legislation at the state Capitol. It was the third time in the past week districts were forced to cancel classes because of too many teacher...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox leaves after a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London. Britain's chief law officer says Brexit negotiations with the European Union will continue through the weekend, as the U.K. scrambles to secure changes to the EU divorce deal before a vote in Parliament next week, it was reported on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The EU says "difficult" talks have failed to produce a breakthrough because British proposals are unrealistic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
March 07, 2019 - 11:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit negotiations between Britain with the European Union will continue through the weekend, the country's chief law officer said Thursday as the U.K. scrambled to secure changes to the divorce deal before a vote in Parliament next week. With Britain's scheduled departure from the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file work continues on a plan of new homes in Franklin Park, Pa. On Thursday, March 7, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 07, 2019 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at a rate of 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter, a slight improvement over the third quarter. Labor costs rose 2 percent, the strongest gain since the beginning of 2018. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the result from the October-December period...
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March 07, 2019 - 5:49 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A strike by airport workers at Kenya's main airport continued Thursday, but the East African country's flagship airline says operations are returning to normal. Members of the National Youth Service and military personnel are performing screening and security services in...
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Stranded passengers wait for their delayed flights out of JKIA airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Some hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
March 06, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union. Police violently dispersed striking workers who attempted to protest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The labor...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his annual "State of Hungary" speech in Budapest, Hungary. The inscription reads: "For us Hungary is the first!" Hungary’s populist prime minister says calls for his party’s expulsion from a European Parliament group serve left-wing rivals. The debate in the European People’s Party follows a Hungarian government ad campaign against migration. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File )
March 05, 2019 - 10:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Parliament's main center-right group will discuss later this month whether Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party should remain a member, amid anger over the anti-migration party's latest campaign against European Union leaders. The European People's Party said...
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March 05, 2019 - 9:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — A one-day strike shuttered businesses and emptied streets in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and other parts of the country on Tuesday, activists said, as pressure mounted on longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down following more than two months of deadly protests...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019 file photo, a student holds up a sign while marching with parents, teachers and supporters outside of Manzanita Community School in Oakland, Calif. Striking teachers in Oakland are expected to vote Sunday, March 3, 2019 on a contract deal aimed at ending a seven-day walkout. The Oakland Education Association postponed the vote by a day after announcing earlier it would happen Saturday. The 3,000 teachers walked off the job Feb. 21, effectively shutting the city's 86 schools to demand higher pay, smaller classes and more school resources. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 04, 2019 - 5:49 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of Oakland teachers are back in classrooms after union members voted to approve a contract deal giving them 11 percent raises and a one-time 3 percent bonus. Oakland Education Association union members approved the deal Sunday and went back to work on Monday. The...
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