Labor issues

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019 file photo, a student holds up a sign while marching with parents, teachers and supporters outside of Manzanita Community School in Oakland, Calif. Striking teachers in Oakland are expected to vote Sunday, March 3, 2019 on a contract deal aimed at ending a seven-day walkout. The Oakland Education Association postponed the vote by a day after announcing earlier it would happen Saturday. The 3,000 teachers walked off the job Feb. 21, effectively shutting the city's 86 schools to demand higher pay, smaller classes and more school resources. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 03, 2019 - 11:29 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers will be back in their classrooms Monday after union members voted to approve a contract deal with district officials. The Oakland Education Association voted in favor of the deal on Sunday after postponing the vote for a day. The agreement must also be...
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Salena Manni, the fiancee of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento police in 2018, wipes tears from her eyes as she discusses the decision to not file charges against the two officers involved, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2019. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet did not break any laws when they shot Clark after the 22-year-old vandalism suspect ran from them into his grandparents' backyard. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 03, 2019 - 11:03 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The fiancee of a man killed by police says prosecutor's decision not to file charges continues a "shameful legacy" of officers...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 photo, Dawn Casale, founder of One Girl Cookies, poses for photos in her shop in the Dumbo neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay. Employees at Casale's bakery get paid time off after five years, or if they're managers; others can arrange unpaid vacation, she said. "I would love to be able to provide vacation time to my employees ... but the reality of it is not whether or not we want to give it — it's whether we can give it," said Casale. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 03, 2019 - 8:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacation has both sides saying: Give me a break. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay . He casts the idea...
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March 03, 2019 - 6:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Union and government negotiators say they've reached a new wage agreement that will give more than a million public servants in Germany a nearly 8 percent pay increase over 33 months. The deal, announced just before midnight Saturday, comes after disruptive short-term strikes by...
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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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