Labor regulation

December 07, 2018 - 5:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says new Australian cybersecurity laws that force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by extremists and other criminals were urgently needed to safeguard the nation. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate for the Workers Party, Fernando Haddad, flashes a victory sign to supporters during a campaign event with women in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Haddad has promised to cut income taxes for workers making less than $1,216 a month and raise taxes on the rich for offset a drop in revenue. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
October 06, 2018 - 11:43 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians will go to the polls Sunday at a time when the economy is only slowly recovering from a prolonged recession and more than 13 million people remain out of work. Here is a look at the main economic issues at stake: ___ PENSION REFORM President Michel Temer had hoped...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 4:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order on retirement security (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump will visit France, Ireland, Argentina and Colombia later this year. The White House said Friday that Trump will travel to Paris for a Nov. 11 event...
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August 31, 2018 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order to make it easier for small businesses to group together to provide their workers with retirement plans. The White House says Trump will direct the Labor and Treasury departments to issue regulations to help businesses join...
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Various currencies are displayed without the going rate on a money exchange shop window in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Money exchange shops across Iran cautiously reopened on Tuesday after being shut for five months amid economic turmoil fanned by America's withdraw from the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
August 08, 2018 - 7:22 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers Wednesday voted to sack President Hassan Rouhani's labor minister, a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate amid a worsening economic crisis. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 129 of 243 lawmakers present voted to oust Labor Minister Ali...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 08, 2018 - 1:04 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Republican effort to enact new laws limiting union power has hit a wall in Missouri. A state right-to-work law against compulsory union fees was rejected by Missouri voters Tuesday by a 2-to-1 margin. The referendum results effectively vetoed a law that Missouri's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 07, 2018 - 10:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions Tuesday, rejecting a right-to-work law against compulsory union fees that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold for more than a year after organized labor petitioned for a referendum...
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August 07, 2018 - 12:41 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's parliament has passed 5-Star Movement-led labor reform that aims to crack down on short-term employment and precarious labor practices, although critics say it will cause many people to lose their jobs. The law, approved Tuesday afternoon in the Italian Senate, shortens the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 04, 2018 - 11:06 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The powers of organized labor are being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether to ban mandatory union fees in all workplaces. The vote Tuesday on a so-called right-to-work law marks the first time the public will get to weigh in on union powers...
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June 29, 2018 - 11:40 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for storm-battered Puerto Rico after local legislators refused to alter labor laws as demanded by a federal control board that said changes would stimulate the U.S. territory's economy amid an 11-year recession. The board that is...
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