Labor issues

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Department of Homeland Security officers take action to reopen Portland's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland, Ore. The union that represents employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, July 30, 2018, called on the Portland mayor to immediately provide law enforcement services to ICE employees. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The union representing employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement urged the mayor of Portland, Oregon, to end his ban on city police helping ICE workers who have faced hostility from pro-immigrant activists. Sean Riddell, the union's attorney, asked Mayor Ted...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2018 file photo, people gather at the Supreme Court awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in Washington. An Oregon state employee and a labor union have reached a settlement over her lawsuit seeking payback of obligatory union fees, marking the first refund of forced fees since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that government workers can't be required to contribute to labor groups, the employee's lawyers said Monday, July 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 30, 2018 - 9:50 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon state employee and a labor union have reached a settlement over her lawsuit seeking payback of obligatory union fees, marking the first refund of forced fees since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that government workers can't be required to contribute to labor...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union says pilots at budget airline Ryanair have voted to stage a strike unless a dispute over pay is resolved in the coming days. The union, Vereinigung Cockpit, said Monday that 96 percent of pilots voted in favor of industrial action. It accused the airline of "...
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FILE - In this Wednesday June 27, 2001 file photo, Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's lawyers Dragoslav Ognjanovic, center, and Zdenko Tomanovic, right, address media after the team visited imprisoned Milosevic in Belgrade. Serbian police say that a prominent lawyer, who helped defend former strongman Slobodan Milosevic before the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, has been shot and killed. A police statement says that Dragoslav Ognjanovic was killed late on Saturday, July 28, 2018 outside his home the new part of Belgrade, the Serbian capital. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file)
July 29, 2018 - 11:14 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Lawyers in Serbia declared a weeklong strike Sunday to protest the killing of a prominent attorney who was on the legal team that defended former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 56, was gunned down late Saturday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017, file photo, then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer smiles as he answers a question during a briefing at the White House, in Washington. A black man has accused the former White House press secretary of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a Rhode Island prep school. Spicer was at a book signing in Middletown on Friday, July 27 to promote his new book reflecting on his time at the press podium for President Donald Trump. Cambridge, Mass., resident Alex Lombard yelled out Spicer’s name and accused Spicer of calling him the N-word and trying to fight him when they attended Portsmouth Abbey School.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 28, 2018 - 6:07 pm
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a prep school decades ago. Spicer was "taken aback" by the man's "outrageous claim" and had no recollection of him...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal regulator whose agency oversees mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment of an employee. The employee's attorney confirmed Friday that there is an investigation underway into the allegations against Mel Watt...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:30 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have freed a bear that got caught in a storm drain for about an hour. Colorado Springs Utilities workers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region workers arrived to the residential neighborhood Thursday to work out a strategy to get the bruin out...
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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the United States and the European Union. But the agreement was vague, the coming negotiations with Europe are...
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Palestinians prevent an UNWRA employee form setting himself on fire employee sits during a protest at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) headquarters in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. UNWRA staff are protesting the agency's decision to fire dozens of Palestinian staff in Gaza in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 25, 2018 - 2:57 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency escalated their protest Wednesday in the Gaza Strip against sweeping pay cuts and dismissals as the organization blamed U.S. funding cuts on the crisis. Hundreds of UNRWA staff continued a sit-in that began Monday at the...
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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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