Labor Unions

Presidential candidate and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks with a supporter prior to rallying with McDonald's employees and other activists demanding fairer pay, better working conditions, and the right to unionize in Durham, N.C., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 23, 2019 - 3:37 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections. Nearly all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo, a man walks through the employee parking lot at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. In a split decision, the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, has ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a setback for unionization efforts at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant. The NRLB has dismissed a petition for a union vote by the United Auto Workers based on a technicality. The union intends to refile immediately. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
May 22, 2019 - 4:10 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has filed a new petition seeking to hold a vote on its representation of all hourly workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant. The petition was filed Wednesday, the same day the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a previous...
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In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, photo, American Airlines aircraft are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami. American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 20, 2019 - 6:44 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline is asking a federal judge to stop the activity. The airline says mechanics have caused about 900 cancellations or long...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox...
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Meeting rooms and a poster of the committee against the EU gun laws and policies, prior to the committee's meeting in Burgdorf, Switzerland, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Swiss voters clearly accepted EU's stricter gun control at the national ballot. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 4:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, official results showed. The Federal Chancellery said provisional results showed nearly 64% of...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announces a lawsuit against the Trump Administration's new rule affecting home health care workers on Monday, May 13, 2019, in Sacramento, California. California and four other states, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington want to block a new rule that bans states from using Medicaid dollars to pay third parties on behalf of employees. Becerra said the rule would not let states deduct voluntary union dues from employee paychecks, which would weaken their collective bargaining power. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
May 13, 2019 - 5:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five states have joined forces to try and block a new rule from the Trump administration they say weakens labor unions and their ability to collectively bargain for wages and benefits. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, announced the lawsuit on Monday...
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May 11, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A strike by workers at Pimlico Race Course may have been averted just before the running of this year's Preakness Stakes. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Jockey Club and its employees at Pimlico Race Course and other tracks agreed "in principle" to a new employment contract...
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Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft hold a rally at a park near Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, May, 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages as both companies rake in billions of dollars from investors. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 09, 2019 - 5:45 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized. Activists and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People, on the Texas State University campus in Houston. On Sunday, May 5, 2019, Sanders proposed a sweeping agriculture and rural investment plan to break up big agriculture monopolies and shift farm subsidies toward small family farmers. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
May 08, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Approximately 100 of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign workers have ratified a new union contract. The campaign says that this is the first union contract for a major-party presidential campaign. A unit of the United Food and Commercial Workers union is representing the...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a rally with members of a painters and construction union, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 07, 2019 - 7:34 pm
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the Trump administration's removal of protections from deportation for young immigrants and the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border are part of the "battle for the soul of the country" that spurred his...
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