Labor issues

FILE - In this March 11, 2018, file photo, Cecil Roberts, president of United Mine Workers of America, speaks at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg, Pa. Roberts says plans by Democratic presidential candidates to address climate change must account for thousands of coal workers whose jobs are at risk because of mine closures and competition from cheaper natural gas. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates seeking to address climate change must account for thousands of coal workers whose jobs are at risk because of mine closures and competition from cheaper natural gas, the head of the largest coal miners' union said Wednesday. Cecil Roberts,...
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September 04, 2019 - 7:08 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways on Wednesday became the second top figure to resign from the Hong Kong carrier following pressure by Beijing over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests. The airline, one of the Chinese territory's most prominent...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks during the opening of their contract talks with General Motors in Detroit. More than 96% of United Auto Workers union members have voted to authorize strikes against Detroit's three automakers. The union said Tuesday, Sept. 3, that the vote means leadership is authorized to call strikes against General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler. But it doesn't mean there will be a work stoppage. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 03, 2019 - 5:36 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has picked General Motors as the target company for this year's contract talks with Detroit's three automakers. The move announced Tuesday means that GM will be the focus of bargaining, and any deal with the company will set the pattern for Ford and Fiat...
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August 30, 2019 - 7:50 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say that about 40,000 travelers will be affected by strikes beginning Friday on rail and air services during one of the travel peaks of the year. Spain's railway operator Renfe has cancelled 360 trains scheduled for the busy weekend at the end of the holiday...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo a sign is displayed outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald’s is introducing a new training program for its U.S. employees after dozens of workers complained about sexual harassment. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday, Aug. 28, that its franchisees have committed to provide the training to 850,000 employees. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 28, 2019 - 5:22 pm
McDonald's is introducing a new training program for its U.S. employees after dozens of workers complained about sexual harassment. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday that its franchisees have committed to provide the training — a combination of online work and in-person discussions — to 850,...
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Artist Kaya Mar protests with a picture at the gate of Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:10 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says it will be hard for the leader of Britain's main opposition party to seek a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other opponents of...
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A demonstrator sits near a sign during a protest opposing the recent firings of Cathay Pacific employees in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees apparently because of links to this summer's ongoing pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 28, 2019 - 7:38 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific Airways for firing employees apparently because they had been linked to this summer's pro-democracy protests. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said that 20 employees have been...
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Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) walk a picket line outside of an AT&T office Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Miami. CWA union members in the southeast went on strike Friday over unfair labor practices by management during negotiations for a new contract. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 27, 2019 - 3:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20,000 AT&T workers in nine Southern states went on strike over the weekend, saying that the telecommunications company isn't bargaining in good faith over a new contract. The union, the Communications Workers of America, says AT&T isn't sending negotiators who...
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September 03, 2018 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "It is easy to see why unions...
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