Labor unions

FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 20, 2019 - 8:53 am
From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2010, file photo, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke speaks at the Australian Labor Party's election campaign launch in Brisbane. Hawke, Australia’s 23rd prime minister, has died in Sydney at age 89.(Alan Porritt/Pool Photo via AP, File)
May 16, 2019 - 4:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Bob Hawke, Australia's longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, whose charisma and powers of persuasion earned him near-folk hero status among many Australians, died on Thursday, his wife said. He was 89. The former union leader dedicated much of his political career...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announces a lawsuit against the Trump Administration's new rule affecting home health care workers on Monday, May 13, 2019, in Sacramento, California. California and four other states, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington want to block a new rule that bans states from using Medicaid dollars to pay third parties on behalf of employees. Becerra said the rule would not let states deduct voluntary union dues from employee paychecks, which would weaken their collective bargaining power. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
May 13, 2019 - 2:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five states have joined forces to try and block a new rule from the Trump administration they say weakens labor unions and their ability to collectively bargain for wages and benefits. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, announced the lawsuit on Monday...
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May 11, 2019 - 11:39 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A strike by workers at Pimlico Race Course may have been averted just before the running of this year's Preakness Stakes. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Jockey Club and its employees at Pimlico Race Course and other tracks agreed "in principle" to a new employment contract...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a rally with members of a painters and construction union, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 07, 2019 - 8:54 pm
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the Trump administration's removal of protections from deportation for young immigrants and the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border are part of the "battle for the soul of the country" that spurred his...
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In this April 10, 2019 photo educators from across the metro are gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to press the Oregon Legislature for more school funding. Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. Schools around the state, including Oregon's largest district, Portland Public Schools, will close for at least part of Wednesday, May 8, 2019 as educators press for more money from lawmakers. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 5:05 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. Schools around the state, including Oregon's largest district, Portland Public Schools, will close for at least part...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee at a hearing on 'Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Education, it’s safe to say, is not President Donald Trump’s top priority. Instead, he entrusts that realm to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who after two years has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures in the Cabinet but also one of its most enduring members. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 06, 2019 - 12:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that recent teacher strikes have "ultimately hurt kids" and that labor disputes should be handled outside the classroom. DeVos made the comments in Baltimore while speaking at a conference for education journalists. Teachers from West...
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Prime Minister Theresa May addresses delegates during the Scottish Conservatives' annual party conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Friday May 3, 2019. Britain's main Conservative and Labour parties took a hammering in local elections as Brexit-weary voters expressed frustration over the country's stalled departure from the European Union. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 9:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative government and opposition Labour Party have a duty to strike a compromise Brexit agreement to end months of political deadlock over Britain's exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday. Writing in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, May told...
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Demonstrators holding wooden shields are confronted by police during a protest against the Federal Fiscal Control Board, as part of the May Day celebration in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The U.S. Congress established the appointed Fiscal Control Board to oversee the debt restructuring in order to combat the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
May 01, 2019 - 7:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign workers: These were among the concerns as hundreds of thousands of union members and labor activists rallied around the world to mark May Day. The...
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Union protesters march at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Students plan campus-wide protests on Wednesday over what organizers say are increasing incidents of harassment and discrimination.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 01, 2019 - 9:42 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A union for Harvard University graduate students is staging a campus sit-in to pressure the school to meet its labor demands. Roughly 30 students gathered inside a building in Harvard Yard on Wednesday as others marched outside in support of the Harvard Graduate Students...
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