Labor issues

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 19, 2018 - 5:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Disagreements over the Ireland border could lead to a breakdown in the Brexit discussions, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday. Speaking on France Inter radio, Barnier said a deal to keep goods flowing smoothly between EU member state Ireland and Northern...
Read More
Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 9:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...
Read More
British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 5:05 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:00 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences...
Read More
British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, hugs Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, as they meet in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 when European leaders meet to negotiate on terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 17, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal ahead of their separation. After the EU insisted for months that the Wednesday summit was a...
Read More
FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2007 file photo, a general view of the Houses of Parliament on the river Thames in London. An independent report says Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying, harassment and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed." The report by former High Court judge Laura Cox says a culture "of deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence" has helped inappropriate behavior thrive, it was reported on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
October 15, 2018 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed," an independent inquiry reported Monday. In a highly critical report , former High Court judge Laura Cox said a culture of "deference,...
Read More
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 14, 2018 - 11:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago says striking musicians have approved a multiyear labor deal and the season will resume Wednesday. A statement released by the music company Sunday night says members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 ratified the agreement with Lyric...
Read More
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 - 2:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The European Union's top Brexit negotiator says urgent talks with Britain's point person did result in their reaching agreement on outstanding issues. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said: "Despite...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More

Pages