Labor issues

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Teachers unions are hoping that recent grass-roots protests over pay and working conditions will blunt the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees and help persuade dues-paying members not to abandon them. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 28, 2018 - 1:09 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Teachers unions are hoping that recent grass-roots protests over pay and working conditions will blunt the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees and help persuade dues-paying members not to abandon them. The court said in a 5-4 ruling Wednesday that government...
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center's Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 27, 2018 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. The court's conservative majority scrapped a 41-year-old decision that had...
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June 26, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court returns to the bench one last time Wednesday, with two cases left to decide and then a summer break from the news — unless, that is, a justice chooses that moment to announce his or her retirement. It's happened before, but not since 1987 and there are no outward...
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June 26, 2018 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women are underrepresented in the ranks of criminal investigators and leadership roles at four of the nation's top federal law enforcement agencies. And those agencies have only taken "limited actions" to recruit more women for those positions. That's according to a new report by...
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A transport officer, right, helps immigrants Dilma Araceley Riveria Hernandez, and her son, Anderson Alvarado, 2, get off the bus after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 6:20 p.m. House Republicans have abruptly canceled a committee meeting dealing with funding to handle refugees and immigrant children who arrive without parents at the border. Committee Republicans say the Monday meeting was...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline rescues migrants from a rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. Salvini said the rescue was in Libyan waters, which Lifeline denies. (Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 1:51 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — With another migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean and both Italy and Malta again refusing to let it dock, European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis that is threatening to undermine the entire EU. The leaders of about...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Krzanich is resigning after the company learned of a consensual relationship that he had with an employee. Intel said Thursday, June 21, 2018, that the relationship was in violation of the company's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 21, 2018 - 10:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee. Intel said Thursday that the relationship was in violation of the company's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers. Spokesman William...
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June 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. Mick...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney is photographed during practice in Austin, Texas. The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney. Kearney attorney Jody Mask on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018, told The Associated Press that the case will be dismissed. University spokesman Gary Susswein confirmed the school agreed to settle. Terms were not immediately disclosed. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference in Washington. On June 19, 2018, Bowser was Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 19, 2018 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...
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