Labor issues

February 16, 2019 - 5:58 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers say they will strike starting Thursday. The union representing the 3,000 teachers announced the walkout Saturday, making it the latest in a wave of educator activism that has swept the U.S. since last spring. The union wants smaller class sizes, more...
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Yellow vest protesters gather at the Arc de Triomphe with a banner reading "Stop police violence", Saturday, Feb.16, 2019 in Paris. Yellow vests protesters keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government, for the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 16, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations. Anti-Semitic remarks hurled by...
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Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman speaks at a news conference Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., about the shootings at a manufacturing company in the city. Several people were killed and several police officers injured, police say, before the gunman, an employee of the company, was fatally shot. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 3:14 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 2:15 p.m. One of the five people who were killed by a fired worker at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse was a 21-year-old college student who had started interning there that day. Jay...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, with the skeleton of the World Trade Center twin towers in the background, New York City firefighters work amid debris on Cortlandt St. after the terrorist attacks. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, Rupa Bhattacharyya, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master, announced that the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent because the fund is running out of money. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 15, 2019 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "painfully aware of the inequity of the situation"...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The union representing teachers in Oakland, California, says it will make an announcement Saturday about a potential strike, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was to be issued. The Oakland teachers' union could announce Saturday whether its 7,000 members will strike...
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February 15, 2019 - 11:47 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A conservative party in Portugal's parliament is issuing a no-confidence vote in the minority Socialist government, but the motion is likely to fail because left-of-center parties are expected to join together against it. The Popular Party announced Friday it's taking the...
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Hannah Maldonado, a first- grade teacher at Barnum Elementary, gets a hug from seven-year-old Jayden Gomez, welcoming her back to class, on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Maldonado and many other teachers are back in the classroom after a marathon negotiation session between Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools ended the teacher strike. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)/The Denver Post via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 12:29 am
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in...
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Illinois state Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, testifies before the Labor and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 on his proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. (AP Photo/John O'Connor )
February 14, 2019 - 7:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour — more than double the pay floor that most of its Midwestern neighbors require...
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An instructor carries a placard as she marches to Denver Public Schools headquarters to deliver Valentine Day cards Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Denver. Teachers walked off their jobs Monday, the first strike by teachers in Denver in 25 years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 13, 2019 - 11:20 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. Emboldened by teacher activism nationwide and struggling to live in a rapidly growing city, Denver educators are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, which is endorsed by...
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Teacher Will Corvin poses for photos at his home in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Corvin, who is in the second year of his Teach for America stint, said he and all the corps members at his Oakland high school see the value of the union as an avenue for change given that the district has a teacher turnover crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 13, 2019 - 7:16 pm
Young teachers are caught up in a possible strike in Oakland, California, that's giving new life to the long-simmering tension between traditional public schools and the education reform program Teach for America. The push by career educators for better pay and conditions in the classroom is...
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