Labor issues

June 26, 2017 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Documents show federal agents wire-tapped the cellphones of a powerful Philadelphia labor boss and his protege on the City Council for more than a year. Johnny "Doc" Dougherty runs the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and has long been a powerful...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2014, file photo, a sign that reads "15 Good Work Seattle" is displayed below Seattle City Hall, right, and the Columbia Center building, left, after the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage measure. Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday, June 26, 2017, that contradicted another new study published last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 26, 2017 - 1:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it took...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds a baseball bat as he concedes the election in Buffalo, N.Y. Paladino, a one-time candidate for governor of New York who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife, may be booted off the Buffalo School Board. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
June 22, 2017 - 7:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife appeared before the state's education commissioner Thursday on the first day of hearings to determine whether he should be ousted from the Buffalo Board of Education...
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In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photograph, the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility is shown in Aurora, Colo. People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on slavery. They have won the right to sue GEO Group on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held at its detention center near Denver over a decade. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 22, 2017 - 4:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $...
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European Council President Donald Tusk, right, meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit to weigh measures in which to tackle terrorism and migration and to create closer defense ties. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
June 22, 2017 - 2:12 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The leaders of European Union nations have agreed to extend sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, following a similar move by the United States this week. European Council president Donald Tusk...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit to weigh measures in which to tackle terrorism and migration and to create closer defense ties. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
June 22, 2017 - 11:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The chairman of an EU summit says European leaders have agreed to crack down on online extremism and deepen efforts against European fighters joining extremists abroad. EU Council president Donald Tusk said the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit to weigh measures in which to tackle terrorism and migration and to create closer defense ties. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
June 22, 2017 - 10:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Hungarian prime minister is not among those infatuated by France's new centrist president, Emmanuel Macron. Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, annoyed because he felt Macron had slighted Central...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and UK representative to the EU Tim Barrow arrive for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit to weigh measures to tackle terrorism and migration and to create closer defense ties. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 22, 2017 - 9:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 3:15 p.m. John Lennon is turning into a factor at the European Union summit when his famous prose from "Imagine" is turning into a war of words about Brexit negotiations. First, European Council President Donald Tusk said...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit to weigh measures in which to tackle terrorism and migration and to create closer defense ties. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
June 22, 2017 - 9:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 3 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said as she arrived at a summit of European Union leaders that shaping the future of the EU should take priority over Brexit negotiations. Merkel said in Brussels on Thursday that...
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June 21, 2017 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department plans to offer extra visas for temporary, seasonal workers. DHS spokesman David Lapan says the department hasn't decided how many visas will be offered. But it expects to set that number soon and start issuing visas as soon as late July. The H-2B...
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