Labor issues

April 09, 2019 - 9:29 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month. The company said it is raising its minimum hourly wage to $17 on May 1 and will continue to increase pay until it hits $20 an hour in 2021. Bank of America...
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People talk through a fence near a banner, declaring the participation at the indefinite nationwide teachers' pay strike, at the Primary School number 68 in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, April 8, 2019. Majority of Poland's school and kindergarten teachers went on strike after talks about their payment with the government failed. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 08, 2019 - 5:09 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike over pay Monday after the government failed to meet union demands during days of negotiations. The strike by teachers of kindergarten all the way up through the final year of high school is the first such widespread...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, second right, attends the launch of Ford EcoSport production during a visit to Ford Sollers at a plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, in the Russia's region of Tatarstan, about 700 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. Ford said Wednesday March 27, 2019, that it will close three factories in Russia, causing heavy job losses, as it closes this vehicle assembly plants in Naberezhnye Chelny and pulls out of passenger vehicle manufacturing in the country. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 12:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Ford workers in Russia have started work-to-rule action over plans to close a plant. Mikhail Sergeyev, head of a trade union which represents around a third of the St. Petersburg plant's 900-strong workforce, has told The Associated Press on Monday the work-to-rule...
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A pro EU protestor wears a hat opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2019. Britain's government and opposition parties are clinging to hope Monday of finding a compromise Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 08, 2019 - 12:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he is confident European Union leaders will agree at a summit this week to grant Britain a delay to its departure from the bloc. The U.K. has asked for Brexit to be postponed until June 30 so...
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Attorney General William Barr attends the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 05, 2019 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has ordered the FBI and the Bureau of Prisons to investigate allegations of discrimination against LGBTQ employees, he said in a letter released Friday. The announcement came in response to concerns from DOJ Pride, a group that represents thousands of...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2019 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Joe Biden isn't directly apologizing to several women who have told stories about how his behavior made them feel uneasy. The Democratic former vice president said Friday in Washington, D.C.: "I'm sorry I...
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April 04, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A union lobbyist who worked just one day as a substitute teacher is entitled to a pension worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars annually, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an opinion reinforcing its position that retirement benefits promised to public...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, casino mogul Steve Wynn gestures during a a news conference in Medford, Mass., regarding his proposed casino complex. Women's rights advocates and business experts said Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a workplace culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against Wynn, its founder, to remain hidden for decades, but still has room for improvement. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will holding public hearings the first week of April 2019 on whether the company is still suitable to hold a casino license for the multi-billion dollar Encore Boston Harbor, slated to open in June 2019 in Everett, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 04, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators are questioning Wynn Resorts leaders Thursday about what they knew about allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn. The state's gaming commission resumed its interrogation of new company CEO Matt Maddox, who took over after...
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FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, April 4. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FIle)
April 04, 2019 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000, the Labor...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Wednesday, April 3, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in March. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 03, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies added the fewest jobs in 18 months in March, a private survey found, suggesting employers may have grown more cautious as signs of slower economic growth have emerged. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 129,000 jobs last month, down from the...
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