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Union says it will try to organize Delta flight attendants

Nov. 1, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

A major union is trying again to win the right to represent flight attendants at mostly non-union Delta Air Lines. The Association of Flight Attendants announced Friday it will try to organize 25,000 workers at Delta. The union narrowly lost a 2010 election at Delta after failed organizing bids in 2002 and 2008....

Thailand to seek talks with US on trade privileges loss

Oct. 28, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday. Keerati Rushchano, acting director-general of the Commerce Ministry's Foreign Trade Department, said his...

Johnson's NIreland allies vow to keep rejecting Brexit deal

Oct. 26, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's allies in Northern Ireland vowed Saturday to keep rejecting the British prime minister's divorce deal with the European Union until his government wins more concessions from the bloc. Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, said she demanded...

Greek police clash with students protesting business reforms

Oct. 24, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police clashed with students in Greece's two largest cities Thursday amid strikes and street protests against a planned overhaul of business rules by the new conservative government. In Athens, one protester and one policeman were hurt when a confrontation between students and police...

UN expert: Iran executes children in violation of rights law

Oct. 23, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran executed seven child offenders last year and two so far this year even though human rights law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18, a U.N. independent human rights expert said Wednesday. Javaid Rehman also told the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee...

With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

Oct. 8, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China's state broadcaster canceled plans to show a pair of preseason games in that...

Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor

Oct. 8, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. The government is also blocking rubber gloves sold by...

Greece: Strikes over labor changes halt ferries, services

Oct. 2, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes against Greece's new conservative government halted ferries and transport services Wednesday as labor unions held protest rallies over a bill they argue will undermine collective bargaining rights and the right to strike. Supported by the country's largest labor unions, the...

Lawyers fight for everyday women bringing #MeToo complaints

Sep. 29, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

Jaribu Hill didn't opt for law school until her early 40s. She'd been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female judges. "I can do that, too," she thought. Hill has since become a leading civil rights and workers' rights lawyer in...

Senate confirms Eugene Scalia as Trump's new labor secretary

Sep. 26, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate on Thursday confirmed lawyer Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as President Donald Trump's new labor secretary. The Senate voted along party lines, 53-44, to approve Scalia's nomination. Republicans said his background in...