Labor issues

In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, metal workers protest during a warning strike in Ludwigsfelde, Germany. The head of Germany’s largest industrial workers’ union says strikes could escalate if no deal for a new labor agreement can be reached by noon Saturday. Joerg Hoffmann said Friday Jan. 26, 2018 that the IG Metall union was talking again with employers in the southern industrial region of Baden-Wuerttemburg, where any deal would be expected to set the example for 3.9 million workers across the country. (Bernd Settnik/dpa via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 9:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of Germany's largest industrial workers' union says strikes could escalate if no deal for a new labor agreement can be reached by noon Saturday. Joerg Hoffmann said Friday that the IG Metall union was talking again with employers in the southern industrial region...
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Prison guards protest by burning pallets outside the Fresnes prison, where Jawad Bendaoud is expected to be jailed, outside Paris, Wednesday Jan.24, 2018. The trial of Bendaoud accused of providing assistance to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks could be disrupted by prison guards protesting their working conditions. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 25, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's justice minister proposed new plans to improve working conditions in prisons on Thursday, in an effort to end a nationwide blockade launched by guards complaining about poor security. After two failed rounds of negotiations, Nicole Belloubet proposed boosting security to...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 file photo, British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. Britain's top Brexit official Davis said Wednesday Jan. 24, 2018, that European Union citizens will remain free to settle in the U.K. for about two years after the country leaves the European bloc in 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)
January 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — A prominent pro-Brexit politician accused British negotiators on Thursday of being "cowed" by the European Union during divorce negotiations, as divisions widened within the U.K. government over Brexit. Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg was due to say in a speech that Britain must...
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File - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the fountains of Bellagio erupt along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. The union representing hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a 'panic button' as part of their new contracts. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the request to the bargaining table next month on behalf of 14,000 housekeepers who work on the Las Vegas Strip and the destination's downtown area. The push comes amid the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment and is in line with ordinances recently approved in other cities. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 24, 2018 - 4:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a "panic button" as it begins negotiating new contracts amid the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the...
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Shipyard workers march during a warning strike at the Baltic Sea harbor of Rostock, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union says tens of thousands of factory workers have staged short-term warning strikes to increase pressure on employers amid wage negotiations.Banner reads: We have the right to strike. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 10:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest industrial union says tens of thousands of factory workers have staged short-term warning strikes to increase pressure on employers amid wage negotiations. The IG Metall union said Wednesday that 170,000 workers at 785 businesses across the country went on hours-long...
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Prison staff demonstrate outside Fleury Merogis prison in Fleury Merogis, south of Paris, Monday Jan. 22, 2018. Scores of unionized prison guards working at Europe's largest prison, Fleury-Mergois prison, along with others were demanding more security, more resources and safer handling of violent inmates. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — Protesting guards blocked dozens of France's 188 prisons Monday as a conflict triggered by inmate attacks entered its second week. Two new assaults over the weekend fanned the fervor. About 100 guards protested in front of the Marseille prison, setting a small fire and blocking the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 file photo, French president Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during a ceremony at The Cour de Cassation, France's highest judicial court, at the Paris courthouse, in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC in an interview broadcast Sunday Jan. 21, 2018, he shared the outrage of many African countries in response to President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about the continent. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, pool, file)
January 22, 2018 - 7:26 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France. Macron wants to promote his business-friendly policies, including measures to ease France's labor rules and tax changes that aim to attract foreign investors...
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January 20, 2018 - 6:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures. The story...
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Frank Corbishley, of Coral Gables, Fla., marches in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 18, 2018 - 2:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say. U.S...
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In this photo taken in Oct. 2017 and provided to the Associated Press by China Labor Watch, workers rest at night in a cafeteria at a Catcher Technologies factory in Suqian in eastern China's Jiangsu province. An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China on Wednesday denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy dormitories with cold showers. Apple also said it sent an investigative team to Suqian to interview over 150 workers but "found no evidence that Catcher was violating our standards." (China Labor Watch via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 4:26 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy...
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