Labor Unions

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, photograph, Kate Martin, a former teacher and current employee of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, unloads items for a potential teachers' strike outside the union's headquarters in south Denver. Teachers voted Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, to authorize a strike, which would be the first called in 25 years in the state's largest school district. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 23, 2019 - 12:49 am
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay. Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said 93 percent of unionized teachers voted in favor of a strike. The union represents 5,635...
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Marianne O'Brien, second from right, and her fellow teachers pose in downtown Los Angeles after rallying at City Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. A tentative deal between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. O'Brien said she was ready to support the contract but would consider voting "No" if schools don't get additional support staff like nurses and counselors. (AP Photo/Christopher Weber)
January 23, 2019 - 12:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday and planned to return to the classroom after a six-day strike over funding and staffing in the nation's second-largest school district. Although all votes hadn't been counted, preliminary figures showed that a "vast...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, student Leo Rittner Solomon, 6, front left, and parent Hilda Rodriguez Guzman, right, react as United Teachers Los Angeles president and teacher Alex Caputo-Pearl announces the nation's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District, was going on strike in Los Angeles. The union said Monday, Jan. 21, that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning even if an agreement is reached Monday, saying it takes time to mobilize a ratification vote of a deal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
January 22, 2019 - 10:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 8 p.m. Los Angeles teachers have approved a contract deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. Although all votes haven't been counted, the union...
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Educators rally as a strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District entered its fifth day outside City Hall in Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Clashes over pay, class sizes and support-staff levels in the district led to its first strike in 30 years and prompted the staffing of classrooms with substitute teachers and administrators. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 22, 2019 - 12:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district are expected to strike for a sixth school day Tuesday as talks between Los Angeles Unified and United Teachers Los Angeles continue. The union said Monday that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning even if an...
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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, arrives at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 21, 2019 - 7:45 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. Mnangagwa was welcomed at Harare International Airport by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, protestors gather near a burning tire during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe. 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears. Zimbabwe ordered a “total internet shutdown” in recent days during protests over a dramatic fuel price increase and a resulting deadly crackdown. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
January 21, 2019 - 5:05 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local): 11:57 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. Mnangagwa was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti poses for a photo in front of a sprawling downtown Los Angeles landscape. A Los Angeles teachers strike is highlighting political risks for Garcetti as he ponders a run for president. Television images showing streets teeming with shouting picketers while half-a-million students are left in limbo aren’t the kind of publicity he needs to launch a White House run. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 19, 2019 - 2:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will soon decide whether to enter the 2020 White House contest. He'd anchor his candidacy to the idea that local government is where things get done in America, in contrast to the turmoil in Washington. But the televised scenes from a teachers'...
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European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The European Union is insisting to keep agriculture out of the EU-US trade negotiations despite the wishes from Washington to include the vast sector. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 18, 2019 - 7:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the...
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Teachers, parents and students picket under the rain in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A new round of contract negotiations began between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides were sitting down Thursday for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Union officials tempered expectations, saying a quick deal was unlikely. District officials have said teacher demands could bankrupt the school system. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 18, 2019 - 1:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district. Contract negotiations resumed Thursday for the...
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Teachers, parents and students picket under the rain in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A new round of contract negotiations began between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides were sitting down Thursday for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Union officials tempered expectations, saying a quick deal was unlikely. District officials have said teacher demands could bankrupt the school system. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 17, 2019 - 9:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether...
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