Labor unions

A Portuguese woman, who preferred not to give her name, sits at a Ryanair airline check-in desk after her flight to Pisa, Italy, was cancelled during the first of two days cabin crew strike at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport in Madrid, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Low-cost airline Ryanair cabin crew are to stage a 48-hour strike July 25 and 26 in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 25, 2018 - 6:29 am
MADRID (AP) — Cabin crew workers for low-cost airline Ryanair went on strike Wednesday in four European countries over working conditions, forcing thousands of passengers to make last-minute travel adjustments at the peak of the summer holiday season. Labour unions in Portugal, Spain, Belgium and...
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July 17, 2018 - 8:21 am
MADRID (AP) — Amazon workers in Spain are striking over salary and working conditions to coincide with the online retailer's global sales event, Prime Day. The CCOO and CGT workers' unions say that nearly 80 percent of the workers walked off their positions on Tuesday at Amazon's largest packing...
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FILE - In a Monday, April 5, 2004 file photo, riders wait to board an arriving train at the D.C. Metro Center, in Washington. Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for the July 17, 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Union leaders said they would wait on Monday’s expected response from Metro’s management after Sunday’s vote authorizing a strike. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
July 16, 2018 - 10:40 am
FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Striking is forbidden under Metro'...
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In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo, Animo Westside Charter Middle School is seen during a summer session to introduce new students to the school they will attend in the fall, in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles. Animo is one of many schools to benefit from donations by billionaires that are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 16, 2018 - 5:56 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
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July 15, 2018 - 11:07 pm
FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — Members of the Washington Metro's largest union have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their leader to call for a strike amid an extended labor dispute. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 President Jackie L. Jeter tells news outlets 94 percent of voters approved the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump answer questions during a joint press conference following their meeting at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain's impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this piece of advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate. A bemused May turned him down. But the exchange was the...
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July 13, 2018 - 4:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The wife of a late union official has been sentenced to 18 months in prison as part of a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers. A federal judge on Friday also ordered 54-year-old Monica Morgan to serve a year of...
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July 12, 2018 - 12:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union says steep auto tariffs could cost U.S. jobs. The labor union at South Korea's largest auto company says if President Donald Trump goes ahead with imposing 25 percent auto tariffs, it will hurt Hyundai's U.S. sales and jeopardize some 200,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, May 22, 2018, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Johnson resigned Monday July 9, 2018, amid Cabinet splits over Brexit.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, FILE)
July 09, 2018 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her post-Brexit trade plan that sparked Cabinet resignations, saying it is the only way to avoid a hard border with Ireland. May told the House of Commons on Monday that her program — which would...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis delivers a speech in London, on Britain's vision for the future security relationship with the EU. British media outlets say the most senior official in charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union has quit Prime Minister Theresa May's government. The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others say Davis resigned Sunday, July 8, 48 hours after May announced that her divided government had at last agreed on a plan for ties with the EU after the U.K. leaves next year. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 08, 2018 - 8:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's most senior official in charge of negotiating the country's exit from the European Union resigned Sunday, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of undermining Brexit with her plan to keep close trade ties with the bloc. Brexit Secretary David Davis quit just two days after May...
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