Labor issues

Metalworkers demonstrate in Schweinfurt, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced work hours for its 3.9 million members with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy’s steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. (Timm Schamberger/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 6:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to its lowest level in nearly nine years, official figures showed Tuesday, in the latest sign that the currency bloc's economy headed into the new year in robust shape. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said...
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The night shift workers meet for a warning strike assembly of the IG Metall (Industrial Union of Metalworkers) in front of the gates of the Aluminium Norf GmbH in Neuss, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced work hours for its 3.9 million members with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy’s steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced hours for 3.9 million workers with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy's steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. The walkouts by thousands of IG...
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January 09, 2018 - 4:39 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish film executive who co-founded a company with director Lars von Trier has been cleared of sexual harassment and will return to work "within weeks." Peter Aalbaek Jensen, who stepped down as Zentropa's CEO in 2016 but has remained an employee, was accused in...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Kentucky GOP House Speaker Jeff Hoover attends annual ethics and anti-sexual harassment training for the state legislature in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover resigned from his leadership position Monday, Jan. 8, more than two months after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim and paid to keep it quiet. (AP Photo/Adam Beam, File)
January 08, 2018 - 10:40 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber's legislative work. But moments into his announcement Monday, he said the state's Republican...
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BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie speaks to the media outside BBC Broadcasting House in London, Monday Jan. 8, 2018. The BBC's China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women at the public broadcaster. Carrie Gracie's departure is the latest aftershock from the public corporation's forced publication last year of pay levels for its top earners that showed two-thirds of those in the top bracket were men. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 7:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — The BBC's China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women at the public broadcaster. Carrie Gracie's departure is the latest aftershock from the BBC's forced publication...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, job candidates are processed during a job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 05, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum. The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for a third straight month, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said Friday...
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Kentucky GOP House Speaker Jeff Hoover attends annual ethics and anti-sexual harassment training for the state legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover has temporarily stepped aside from his duties while the Legislative Ethics Commission investigates a sexual harassment settlement he signed with a woman who once worked in his office. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
January 04, 2018 - 4:15 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky's Republican House speaker faces possible expulsion for signing a secret sexual harassment settlement, Democrats appointed three lawmakers to a special committee assigned to investigate the matter but GOP leaders would not immediately say who they appointed. Eight...
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FILE - This is a Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 file photo of people looking at the Icelandic parliament the Althing in Reykjavik. Icelandic companies are getting ready to comply with a new law requiring them to prove their pay practices don’t discriminate against women. The law was passed with a large majority by parliament in June 2017 and took effect at the New Year. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
January 04, 2018 - 9:36 am
A new law in Iceland is requiring all companies to prove that their wage practices don't discriminate against women, in what is thought to be a global first in the effort to reduce gender pay gaps. The law, which was passed with a large majority by parliament in June, took effect at the New Year...
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Kentucky GOP House Speaker Jeff Hoover attends annual ethics and anti-sexual harassment training for the state legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover has temporarily stepped aside from his duties while the Legislative Ethics Commission investigates a sexual harassment settlement he signed with a woman who once worked in his office. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
January 03, 2018 - 6:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Eight Republican lawmakers have asked for Kentucky's GOP House speaker to be removed from office after he secretly settled a sexual harassment complaint with a female legislative aide. The formal disciplinary charges filed Wednesday against Jeff Hoover include sexual...
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FILE- This combination of file photos show actresses Reese Witherspoon at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, left, Jennifer Aniston at a screening of "Office Christmas Party" in New York and Shonda Rhimes at the 2015 Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner in Los Angeles. Witherspoon, Rhimes and Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up. (AP Photo/File)
January 01, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up. The initiative ( www.timesupnow.com ) was launched Monday with an open letter vowing support for women in the entertainment...
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