Labor issues

In this Nov. 26, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Biloxi, Miss. Trump said Tuesday, Nov. 27, that he was “very disappointed” that General Motors was closing plants in the United States and warned that the White House was “now looking at cutting all GM subsidies,” including for its electric cars program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 27, 2018 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened Tuesday to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Trump unloaded on Twitter a day after GM announced it would...
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This image provided by the Gendarmerie Maritime (French Coast Guard) shows migrants aboard a boat after being intercepted by French authorities, off the port of Dunkirk, northern France, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. French and British maritime authorities have pulled 18 migrants in two small boats from the English Channel as they tried to get to Britain, the latest of several recent rescues. (Gendarmerie Maritime via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 11:58 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:55 p.m. __ Three European non-governmental organizations are criticizing ongoing negotiations by the European Union to return to Libya 12 migrants rescued last week by a Spanish fishing vessel in the Central Mediterranean. The...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May walks past the EU flag at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. European Union leaders gathered Sunday to seal an agreement on Britain's departure from the bloc next year, the first time a member country will have left the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 25, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit deal (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hungary's prime minister says it's a "gloomy Sunday" because of the Brexit agreement between Britain and the European Union. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on state TV that "no matter how well a divorce is organized, it...
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A picket stops a truck to speak with the driver leaving the main Amazon Logistics Center where goods are stored for distribution, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Friday Nov. 22, 2018. Amazon workers are staging a 2-day strike coinciding with Black Friday over a labour dispute. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 23, 2018 - 8:31 am
MADRID (AP) — Some of Amazon's workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday. Amazon Spain said that around 90 percent of workers at a logistics depot in near Madrid joined a walkout Friday. Only two people were...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference inside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May says if politicians reject her Brexit deal, it will set the country on "a path of deep and grave uncertainty." Defiant in the face of mounting criticism, May said Thursday she believed "with every fiber of my being" that the deal her government struck with the European Union was the right one. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
November 18, 2018 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union...
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Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen, the U.S. Forest Service’s new chief is pledging to rid the agency of sexual harassment and discrimination amid fresh revelations of misconduct within its ranks. Christiansen acknowledged to a congressional panel on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that the Forest Service is in need of a culture change. She pledged to enact new systems and overhaul existing processes to ensure a safe and functional work environment. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency's new chief pledged Thursday that she will "do everything in my power to put us on a path to no harassment." Vicki...
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A demonstrator attaches a banner outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade her divided Cabinet on Wednesday that they have a choice between backing a draft Brexit deal with the European Union or plunging the U.K. into political and economic uncertainty. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 14, 2018 - 3:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 8:30 p.m. European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the draft deal accepted by Britain is a decisive step in the talks and is signaling that EU leaders can convene a summit soon to endorse it. Barnier told reporters...
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State hospital workers chant slogans as they hold placards which read in Greek. "Money for hospitals" during a protest in central Athens, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures and are demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation imposed as part of the country's international bailouts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 14, 2018 - 7:27 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Civil servants in Greece walked off the job Wednesday in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures, demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation as part of the country's international bailouts. The strike shut down local government,...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, leaves after a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 13, 2018 - 1:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc. But the agreement faces major political hurdles starting Wednesday, when British Prime...
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Passers-by are reflected in an artwork based on the European Union flag, with one star missing, in the European Commissions headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Britain's European Union partners on Monday ratcheted up political pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May amid signs that some progress is being made in Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 13, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is already having an impact on Britain's labor market, with the number of people from the European Union working in the country falling by a record amount. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the number of EU nationals working in Britain fell by 132,000 in the three...
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