Labor unions

European Council President Charles Michel, left, participates in a videoconference call with EU leaders at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. EU leaders held a videoconference Tuesday to coordinate efforts across the 27-nation bloc in the hopes of slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 1:30 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Tuesday to stand united in combating the spread of the coronavirus ravaging member country Italy, and agreed to draft a plan to address any medical shortages and set up a fund to help overburdened health care systems. The pledges came at a rare video...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, female workers sort shrimp at a seafood market in Mahachai, Thailand. A report issued Tuesday by the U.N.'s International Labor Organization credits Thailand with improving working conditions in the fishing and seafood processing industry, but says that serious labor abuses remain. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
March 10, 2020 - 4:47 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A report issued Tuesday by the U.N.'s International Labor Organization credits Thailand with improving working conditions in the fishing and seafood processing industry, but says that serious abuses including forced labor remain. The report is a follow-up to one published in 2018,...
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a signing of a spending bill to combat the coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 06, 2020 - 2:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local to Seoul): 7:10 a.m. Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival. Mayor Steve Adler announced a local disaster as a precaution because of the threat of the novel coronavirus,...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Jones, United Auto Workers President, speaks during the opening of their contract talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills, Mich. Federal prosecutors have charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, Thursday, March 5, 2020, alleging he conspired with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million. Jones quit his post in November 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
March 05, 2020 - 1:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, alleging he plotted with others to embezzle more than $1 million to splurge on private villas, golf outings, boozy meals and horseback rides on beaches. The federal government has been...
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=Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 26, 2020 - 11:21 am
During the 2016 Democratic presidential race, when Bernie Sanders pushed making college free, it was seen as a radical idea from a fringe candidate. The Vermont senator has returned with the same idea in 2020. Only this time, it's helped propel him to the front of field. While his “Medicare for All...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) hands off to running back Tevin Coleman (26) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The current collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, but NFL owners are eager to get a new contract in place as soon as possible. That would enable them to begin looking toward new, lucrative broadcast deals, with a decade of labor peace assured. But the players don't appear to be in a rush to approve the new agreement that is the result of 10 months of negotiations between the sides. Indeed, several player reps last Friday night were adamant that more negotiating is needed. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
February 25, 2020 - 10:34 pm
The NFL moved closer to labor peace for another decade early Wednesday when player representatives voted to send a new deal already approved by the owners to the full union membership. A simple majority of some 2,000 players must accept the agreement for it to go into effect this year. After nearly...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier talks to journalists outside the EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Barnier meets for talks with EU envoys on the mandate that member states will give him to secure a trade deal with the United Kingdom before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 25, 2020 - 12:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers are set to approve a tough mandate for its negotiations with the United Kingdom on a free trade deal in the wake of Britain's departure last month from the bloc. EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said that the EU is willing to offer the U.K. the best trade...
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In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic inspects arms at the Batajnica military airport outside Belgrade, Serbia. President Vucic says his country has taken delivery of a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state that formally seeks European Union membership. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
February 23, 2020 - 3:51 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir...
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John Mara, owner of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), arrive for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 21, 2020 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners' eagerness to approve negotiated terms of a new labor agreement apparently is not matched by the players. They want more talks. Union player representatives decided Friday to not vote on the new labor deal approved by team owners Thursday. The NFL Players Association will...
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Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 20, 2020 - 7:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — As European Union leaders deliberated over their 1 trillion-euro ($1.1 trillion) budget Thursday, lawmakers were deeply concerned about potential conflicts of interest that could see hundreds of millions of euros in funds granted to companies linked to some of the very people...
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