Labor issues

September 27, 2018 - 6:39 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of unions is calling on the Dutch government to investigate Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea over allegations three of its stores in the United States, Ireland and Portugal have infringed workers' rights. The unions allege Ikea management has "sophisticated...
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September 27, 2018 - 5:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government's human rights watchdog says one out of four employees has experienced discrimination at work because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, skin color, gender, poor health or disability. The study in collaboration with the International Labor Organization...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress," at Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Federal Reserve issues its latest policy statement and updates its interest-rate and economic projections before Powell holds a news conference. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, FIle)
September 27, 2018 - 1:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled its confidence Wednesday in the U.S. economy by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate hike before year's end and predicting that it will continue to tighten credit into 2020 to manage growth and inflation. The...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2018 - 11:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome. Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi is the...
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Labour shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer gestures, during the Labour Party's annual conference at the Arena and Convention Centre, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. Starmer said the party would reject a deal along the lines May is proposing because it does not meet "six tests" it has set, including protecting workers' rights and retaining access to European markets. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. The party's chief Brexit spokesman accused...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018, photo as Brooke Adams, 5, comes back from a seizure, her mother Jana calms her after administering a cannabis-based medication (CBD) and oxygen at their home in Santa Rosa, Calif. A judge says the California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, with the family of the child. The Rincon Valley Union School District in Santa Rosa sought to ban the ointment because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 10:02 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The...
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Teachers join state employees as they march through the downtown demanding higher wages and protesting against the governments educational reforms in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
September 22, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday...
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt talks during a meeting with government officials Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Hunt is on a two day visit to the country. Hunt is on a two day visit to the country. (Ye Aung Thu/Pool Photo via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 9:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union, at 10 Downing Street, in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint was unworkable. A rattled May insisted that her plan was the only one on the table — and that Britain was prepared to walk away from the EU without a deal if it was rejected. ( Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 12:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound plunging as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during an event at the Library of Congress in Washington. When Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in the fall of 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. “It doesn’t matter how you got here. All that matters now is what you do here,” Thomas recounted in his 2007 memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son.”(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
September 21, 2018 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. "It doesn't matter how you got here. All that...
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