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Texas firefighters with cancer often denied workers' comp

Aug. 13, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Many Texas cities are denying workers' compensation to firefighters with cancer, according to union leaders and state lawmakers. Over the past six years, more than 90 percent of the 117 workers compensation claims filed by Texas firefighters with cancer have been denied, according to the...

Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

Aug. 13, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. In this Republican-dominant state, many Democratic and independent voters have increased their political activity since the election of...

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

Aug. 10, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries staged a strike over work conditions on Friday that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations, with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland. The airline...

Poles want coal jobs protected amid green energy shift

Aug. 9, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish trade union leaders and government officials at a climate conference called Thursday for nations to protect industrial jobs and be given the freedom to choose their own approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The two-day meeting that opened in Katowice aimed to work out...

Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

Aug. 8, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The steady march of new "right-to-work" laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances after national and local labor groups poured millions of dollars into the campaign against it....

Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

Aug. 8, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of crop pickers held a one-day strike and protest march in southeastern Italy Wednesday to protest the exploitation of migrant farmworkers. Labor union activists organized the strike and march from the shanty town of San Severo to the city of Foggia after 16 farmworkers died in two...

Ex-teachers union leader freed in Mexico

Aug. 8, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The flamboyant former leader of Mexico's powerful teachers union has been released from custody after a court determined there weren't sufficient grounds to proceed in a yearslong money-laundering case, her lawyer said early Wednesday. Attorney Marco Antonio del Toro read a statement...

German pilots join Friday's strike at budget airline Ryanair

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair said Wednesday it is cancelling 400 of over 2,400 flights on Friday due to a strike by pilots in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany at the height of the vacation travel season. The airline says 85 percent of its Friday flights would operate and that...

The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

Aug. 8, 2018 6:17 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio (all times local): 2:15 a.m. Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to...

The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

Aug. 8, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Missouri (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A county prosecutor who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson has lost a primary challenge to a black Ferguson...