Labor unions

Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 01, 2020 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron embarked Wednesday on what is shaping up to be another rocky year for his presidency of France, facing a fresh barrage of anger from critics for using a new year's address to reaffirm his commitment to fiercely contested pension reforms. Far-left leader Jean-Luc...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, protesters march through smoke from flares at a demonstration during a mass strike in Marseille, southern France. Unions represent less than 10% of salaried workers but have a cozy, if paradoxical, relationship with officialdom that empowers them to block change. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)
December 30, 2019 - 6:29 am
PARIS (AP) — As France's strikes entered their 26th day Monday, some in the country are questioning if the labor unions that are driving the crippling stoppages have outsized power. The strikes have closed French landmarks, hurt small businesses over the Christmas season and hobbled public...
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File-This 1968 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood. Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause. (AP Photo/File)
December 23, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause. St...
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High-speed trains are pictured at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. With French President Emmanuel Macron under heavy pressure over his pension reform plans, government officials are meeting with employers and unions on Wednesday to consider the way forward. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 19, 2019 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — Protesters marching through Paris kept up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron to scrap a divisive plan to raise the retirement age to 64. Much of France's transport networks remained snarled, despite small signs of progress in negotiations between Macron's government and...
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December 19, 2019 - 12:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's flagship airline Lufthansa is warning of inconveniences for passengers and possible delays Thursday in an ongoing dispute with its catering service employees. The Ver.di union called for a 24-hour warning strike for the caterers in Frankfurt and Munich as it seeks wage...
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FILE - In this Dec.10, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron waits for the arrival of European Council President Charles Michel prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. With French President Emmanuel Macron under heavy pressure over his pension reform plans, government officials are meeting with employers and unions on Wednesday to consider the way forward. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 18, 2019 - 6:23 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is ready to make changes to his unpopular pension reform plans, an official said Wednesday, one day after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across the country . Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was to hold key, separate negotiations...
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A protester passes by flares during a demonstration in Lyon, central France, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Workers at the Eiffel Tower, teachers, doctors, lawyers and people from across the French workforce walked off the job Tuesday to resist a higher retirement age, or to preserve a welfare system they fear their business-friendly president wants to dismantle. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
December 17, 2019 - 7:55 am
PARIS (AP) — French union activists cut electricity to nearly 100,000 homes or offices. Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job. Even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France, singing an aria of anger as workers rallied against the government's plan to raise the...
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The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019. This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders on Monday unveiled a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that's also carrying lots of unrelated provisions backed by denizens of Washington's swamp of lobbyists and interest groups. A House vote is slated for Tuesday. Retired coal miners and labor union...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a town hall meeting, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Keokuk, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
December 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Democratic officials are pushing for an end to a labor dispute that threatens the party's sixth presidential primary debate, scheduled for Thursday on a California university campus. Xochitl Hinojosa, the Democratic National Committee’s communications director and a lead debate organizer for DNC...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, one of seven scheduled Democratic candidates participating in a public education forum, makes opening remarks, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Topics at the event planned for discussion ranged from student services and special education to education equity and justice issues. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates. The event was billed...
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