Labor issues

Oakland Technical High School teacher Cris Bautista pickets in front of the school, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. Bautista is among Oakland educators who are currently out on strike to push for a 12 percent pay raise, arguing their salaries are not nearly keeping up with the soaring cost of living in a region flush with technology industry money. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 02, 2019 - 10:57 am
Cris Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, California, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. The English and history teacher is among the Oakland educators who went on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, teachers, students and supporters rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of City Hall in Oakland, Calif. School leaders and teachers in Oakland have reached a tentative deal to end a week-long strike. The school district said Friday, March 1, 2019, that teachers will receive an 11 percent salary increase plus a one-time 3 percent bonus. Oakland's 3,000 teachers walked off the job Feb. 21 to demand higher pay, smaller class sizes and more school resources. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:33 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Striking teachers in Oakland, California, celebrated after reaching a contract deal Friday with school administrators to end a seven-day walkout. To cheers and applause, union leaders from the Oakland Education Association announced that teachers had won everything they...
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This Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 photo shows Mary Tromblee in the office of the Solomon Law Firm in Albany, N.Y. Tromblee, a nurse for the New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, is one of three women working in a small upstate office for the disabled who says they complained for years about sexual harassment by a male co-worker before anything was done. The women told The Associated Press that the man groped them, exposed himself and called them vile names, but it wasn't until he threatened to sexually assault one of the women that he was charged with harassment. (AP Photo/David Klepper)
March 01, 2019 - 5:18 pm
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — One woman says a male co-worker at her state job grabbed her head and forced it between his legs. Another woman says the same man exposed his penis to her while she worked in her cubicle. A third says the man pulled her into a small room, unzipped his pants and said, "Why...
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March 01, 2019 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are trying to increase pressure on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta over his handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. A group of House Democrats sent a letter to the attorney general on...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018 file photograph, ramp workers prepare a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 for departure to Denver from Minneapolis International Airport in Minneapolis. Southwest is suing its mechanics’ union over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights. The airline filed the lawsuit against the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association late Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in federal district court in Dallas. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 01, 2019 - 3:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines has raised the stakes in a showdown with its union of aircraft mechanics by filing a lawsuit over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights. It is Southwest's second lawsuit in three years against the Aircraft...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 01, 2019 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A young civil rights activist named Bernard Sanders was arrested and dragged off to jail for protesting school segregation on the South Side of Chicago in the summer of 1963. Most voters didn't learn about that episode until photos surfaced in late February 2016, almost 10 months...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., questions Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 28, 2019 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two lawmakers who clashed bitterly over race hugged it out Thursday on the House floor. Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan embraced and chatted for almost a minute as the House took its final votes of the week. It was a striking sight after the pair...
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This undated photo provided by Paige Fiedler shows Iowa attorney Paige Fiedler. Records obtained by The Associated Press show she negotiated a $2.35 million settlement for a state employee who was sexually harassed by an agency director who was a longtime ally of Gov. Kim Reynolds after backing off a threat to file suit days before the November 2018 election. (Paige Fiedler via AP)
February 28, 2019 - 3:50 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa accelerated an unprecedented $4.15 million settlement with two sexual harassment victims after a lawyer for one of them threatened a lawsuit days before the election that would dig into Gov. Kim Reynolds' longtime association with the agency director who...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., questions Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 28, 2019 - 12:23 am
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — From the start of Michael Cohen's congressional testimony Wednesday, President Donald Trump's views on race took center stage. Trump's former attorney did not mince words, flat out calling his former boss "a racist" who believed "black people would never vote for him because...
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, centre right, stands to talk to lawmakers inside parliament, London, Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, amid signs that her promise to give Parliament a vote on delaying Brexit was boosting support for her unpopular EU divorce deal. (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 2:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Britain struck a trade deal Wednesday for a post-Brexit world, obtaining approval from other World Trade Organization members to stay part of a competitive market for lucrative government contracts after the country leaves the European Union. The agreement allows Britain to retain its...
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