Labor issues

In this July 1, 2016 photo, Bob McDevitt, left, president of Local 54 of the Unite Here casino workers union, speaks to reporters outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City N.J. hours after the union went on strike against the casino, which was owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, McDevitt's union called on casino regulators in New Jersey, Nevada and Ohio to protect casino workers from hedge fund or private equity firms that own casinos if they seek to quickly extract profits from the properties while hurting workers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
April 10, 2019 - 2:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from casino ownership. Unite Here approached gambling regulators in three states Wednesday, asking...
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School children rally in support of Polish teachers who are on strike in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday April 9, 2019. Teachers held a second day of an open-ended strike on Tuesday demanding higher wages.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 10, 2019 - 9:13 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Middle school students in Poland took important exams Wednesday even though a nationwide teachers' strike entered its third day, forcing exam authorities to ask for help from retired teachers, religion tutors and those not on strike. The exam in humanities for around 350,000...
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China's Premier Li Keqiang, left, shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk during an EU-China summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 09, 2019 - 11:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — China and the European Union agreed Tuesday to strengthen their trade relationship, pledging to work toward "substantially improved market access, the elimination of discriminatory requirements and practices affecting foreign investors." EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has...
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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 09, 2019 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows more than half of Americans say President Donald Trump has made race relations worse. Almost 3 out of 5 Americans, or 58%, say race relations in the U.S. are generally bad, and 56% of those in the Pew Research Center's "Race in America 2019" survey said Trump has...
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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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