Labor issues

Motorline worker Ray Gladney of Florrisant, materials worker Brookes Robinson of Central West End, and Trim Doorline Worker Danielle Harris of Richmond Heights, picket at the General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. United Auto Workers around the country will be voting on whether to accept or deny the recent offer made to the union by GM in the coming week. (Troy Stolt/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
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October 23, 2019 - 9:03 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Workers at one of the largest General Motors factories have voted to ratify a new contract with the company, an indication that a five-week strike could be coming to an end. United Auto Workers Local 598 at a pickup truck plant in Flint, Michigan, approved the contract Wednesday. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo picketers carry signs at one of the gates outside the closed General Motors automobile assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Many from Lordstown, Ohio, and near Baltimore and Detroit are opposing a deal that could end a 37-day strike that crippled GM’s U.S. production and cost the company an estimated $2 billion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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October 22, 2019 - 3:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — If they can close our plant, they can close yours, too. That's the message from workers at three shuttered General Motors factories that didn't get new products under the tentative contract agreement reached last week between GM and the United Auto Workers, who have been on strike...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, McDonald's workers carry a banner and march towards a McDonalds in south Los Angeles. Roughly a third of American workers say they've changed how they act at work in the past year, as the #MeToo movement has focused the nation's attention on sexual misconduct. That's according to a new poll of full- or part-time workers released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the software company SAP. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
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October 22, 2019 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers. Those days, she says, are starting to change. "I have worked over the last several...
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Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters march through the Loop on day two of a Chicago Public Schools district-wide strike, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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October 22, 2019 - 11:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched. Unions and professional groups for such...
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Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters march through the Near West Side after a rally in Union Park on day five of a Chicago Public Schools district-wide strike, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday night that classes and after school activities are canceled Monday as the strike enters its first full week. The work stoppage began on Thursday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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October 21, 2019 - 9:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation's third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resources into helping homeless students. The demand for affordable housing citywide — for students and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Marlon Anderson poses for a photo in Madison, Wis. A Wisconsin school district is rehiring Anderson, a security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday, Oct. 21. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
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October 21, 2019 - 8:30 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was...
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A man looks at a pile of garbage in the central Koukaki neighborhood of Athens, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Local government unions have announced stoppages and strikes this week to protest government plans to expand private sector involvement in municipal services. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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October 21, 2019 - 11:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Municipal workers in Athens have launched a series of strikes that are causing garbage to pile up on the streets of the Greek capital. Unions announced a protest campaign on Monday. They are opposed to plans by the new conservative government to change strike rules and expand...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Marlon Anderson poses for a photo in Madison, Wis. A Wisconsin school district is rehiring Anderson, a security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday, Oct. 21. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
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October 18, 2019 - 4:04 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot passes out breakfast to Chicago Public Schools students at a contingency site, Gads Hill Center, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Striking Chicago teachers have returned to the picket lines for a second day as union and city bargainers try to hammer out a contract in the nation's third-largest school district. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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October 18, 2019 - 4:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city and pledging to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him. But with teachers in Chicago Public Schools hitting the picket lines this week...
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Spanish police vans drive next to burning barricades during clashes with Catalan pro-independence protestors in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.The Catalan regional capital is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders. Five marches of tens of thousands from inland towns are converging in Barcelona's center for a mass protest. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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October 18, 2019 - 3:47 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight day of unrest. More than a half million protesters,...
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