Labor issues

In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and vice-president Stacy Davis Gates share a hug after speaking to the media following a CTU House of Delegates meeting at the Chicago Teachers Union Center in Chicago. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 4:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers...
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union's governing body arrive at the union's Near West Side headquarters to vote whether or not to suspend the longest Chicago Public Schools teachers strike in three decades, Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 11:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's teachers union voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials Wednesday but refused to end a strike that has canceled two weeks of classes unless the city's mayor adds school days to cover that lost time. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday night that...
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October 30, 2019 - 9:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford after three days of intense bargaining. The union said the deal was reached Wednesday night but didn't give details. The deal still has to be approved by committees of national union leaders and local...
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Dutch construction workers gather for a demonstration against the government’s environmental rules, in The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The industry is protesting government limits on nitrogen emissions and rules about transporting sand and earth contaminated with tiny amounts of chemicals known as PFAS. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
October 30, 2019 - 8:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch construction workers converged on The Hague on Wednesday to protest restrictions they say are crippling their industry, the latest large-scale demonstration against the government's environmental policies. A central park in The Hague filled up early...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, St. Louis County police Sgt. Keith Wildhaber returns from lunch break to the St. Louis County courthouse on the third day of his discrimination case against the county in Clayton, Mo. Some St. Louis County leaders are calling for a police leadership shakeup after a jury found that Wildhaber was discriminated against because he's gay and recommended that he be awarded nearly $20 million. Councilwoman Lisa Clancy says Police Chief Jon Belmar should resign because of what she described as a "culture of rampant racism and homophobia." (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
October 29, 2019 - 11:38 pm
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of a St. Louis County police board has resigned and another board member said she is being replaced after a jury found that a sergeant was discriminated against because he's gay and recommended that he be awarded nearly $20 million. County Executive Sam Page said...
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Nurse technician Alejandra Reyes, center, protests against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera’s government during march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. “I have protested all of my life, since we started working in hospitals. Hospitals always get the crumbs.” Reyes said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
October 29, 2019 - 11:07 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Once the fuse was lit, the anger couldn't be contained. The spark that ignited protests in Chile was a rise in subway fares, but 12 days later the government has failed to contain the unrest and analysts agree the Chilean upheaval is about far more than a fare hike. Some...
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that will keep students from classrooms for at least 10 days. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Wednesday after...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, arrives for his first appearance before congressional investigators, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paperwork was filed Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 for Papadopoulos to run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill who is resigning amid an ethics investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 29, 2019 - 8:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide who was a key figure in the FBI's Russia probe, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn't immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, "I love my state too...
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Akamine Kiarie, a college student, says working for Lyft as an independent contractor gives him the freedom to work when he wants and still be able to attend classes, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Kiarie supports a proposed ballot initiative by a group called Protect App-Based Drivers and Services that it will push a ballot initiative challenging a recently signed law that makes it harder for companies to label workers as independent contractors. If approved by voters the initiative would guarantee that drivers remain independent contractors but also receive a minimum wage and money for health insurance. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 29, 2019 - 5:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some of the country's largest ride-sharing companies proposed a California law on Tuesday that would let them continue to treat drivers as independent contractors while also guaranteeing them a minimum wage and money for health insurance. The state Legislature enacted...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. General Motors reports financial earns Tuesday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 29, 2019 - 9:10 am
DETROIT (AP) — Only two weeks of a lengthy strike against General Motors happened in the third quarter, but that was enough to dent the company's net profit by about $1 billion. GM reported Tuesday that its third-quarter net profit fell 7% as a strike by the United Auto Workers union brought its U...
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