Labor issues

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 27, 2019 - 6:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Half a dozen Democratic presidential candidates declared unions to be a lifeline for the American middle class and pledged Saturday to strengthen workers' rights to strike and organize and to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. But while the candidates decried the...
Read More
April 27, 2019 - 7:24 am
FIFA assured human rights groups on Saturday it will talk to them about risks associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar before taking a final decision. FIFA is formulating a formal plan on how logistical and political complexities can be overcome to expand...
Read More
Women from the Philippines react, outside of the presidential palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, April 26, 2019. Up to 1,000 people turned out in front of Cyprus' presidential palace to remember the five foreign women and 2 girls that a military officer has confessed to killing in what police are again calling "an unprecedented crime." (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 27, 2019 - 1:54 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Hundreds of people turned up for a protest vigil outside Cyprus' presidential palace Friday to mourn seven women and girls who police say a military officer confessed to killing and to question if authorities failed to adequately investigate when foreign workers were reported...
Read More
FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file photo, former Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper talks with AmeriCorps members prior to a roundtable campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. Hickenlooper is proposing a $15 federal minimum wage _ with a twist. Rather than unilaterally hiking the national wage to $15, the former Colorado governor proposes phasing in the increases based on the cost of living. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 26, 2019 - 6:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is proposing a $15 federal minimum wage — with a twist. Rather than unilaterally hiking the national wage to $15, the former Colorado governor proposes phasing in the increases based on cost of living. The most expensive quarter...
Read More
People listen to speeches near the European Commission headquarters, background, during a protest by European trade unions in Brussels, Friday, April 26, 2019. Thousands of trade union demonstrators protested outside of European Union headquarters to demand better protection and working conditions in the wake of next month's EU-wide elections. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 26, 2019 - 8:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of trade union members protested outside European Union headquarters to demand better working conditions and protections for employees after next month's EU-wide elections. Union delegates from across many of the bloc's 28 nations gathered for the peaceful march in...
Read More
People are seated after flights were cancelled by Scandinavian Airlines, at Oslo Airport in Gardermoen, Norway, Friday, April 26, 2019. Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines have launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel almost all its flights. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 8:02 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers. The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, workers protest against Google's handling of sexual misconduct allegations at the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. Google says it has updated the way it investigates misconduct claims, changes it pledged to make after thousands of employees walked out in protest last November. The company says the changes make it simpler for employees to file complaints about sexual misconduct or other harassment. The move follows claims by two walkout organizers that they faced Google retaliation for helping to put together the protest. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 25, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google says it has updated the way it investigates misconduct claims, changes it pledged to make after thousands of employees walked out in protest last November. Earlier this week, two walkout organizers claimed that they faced Google retaliation for helping to put together...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) yell during a protest in San Francisco. A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing VMware, a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2019 - 9:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S...
Read More
In this Thursday, April 18, 2019 photo, Amal al-Zein, an activist who was detained under former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, attends a protest in Khartoum, Sudan. Khartoum, Sudan. Al-Bashir, driven from power in April 2019, and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from power after four months of mass protests, has said it will not extradite him to the International Criminal Court at the Hague, and even many opponents including al-Zein have said they prefer he be tried in Sudan. (AP Photos/Salih Basheer)
April 23, 2019 - 1:21 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. Railway workers and other protesters traveled by train from Atbara, the northern...
Read More
Teachers from across Poland gather in Warsaw, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The teachers demand higher wages in a long-running dispute that is emerging as another fissure in a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 23, 2019 - 8:17 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers from across Poland gathered in Warsaw on Tuesday to demand higher wages in a dispute that is emerging as another political fissure in a deeply divided society. The protest in front of the Education Ministry comes on the 16th day of a strike that has closed most Polish...
Read More

Pages