Latest Workers' rights News

Unions urge Democrats to focus on kitchen table economics

Apr. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time talking...

Workers' rights are a 2020 campaign focus this weekend

Apr. 13, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The issue of workers' rights is a focus this weekend for some of the Democrats running for president. At a rally in Warren, Michigan, where General Motors is closing a plant, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on President Donald Trump to "go back to the drawing board" on the United...

Labor reform passes Mexican congress, draws Ivanka praise

Apr. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old NAFTA...

Protest and celebration in Brazil on Lula prison anniversary

Apr. 7, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of people chanting "Free Lula!" protested Sunday outside the jail where former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva is being held on the anniversary of his incarceration, but other Brazilians staged rallies across the country to celebrate the crackdown on corruption that has...

The Latest: EU Brexit official welcomes May's move

Apr. 2, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official has welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's move to hold talks with the opposition Labour Party as "better late than never." Guy Verhofstadt welcomed May's move and said it was "good"...

May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam

Apr. 2, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay and hold talks with the opposition to seek a compromise. May made the announcement after the EU's chief...

The Latest: Trump tells supporters 'Russia hoax is dead'

Mar. 28, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Michigan (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has deemed the Russia investigation "the greatest hoax in the history of our country." He is also warning that those behind the probe will "be held accountable," calling it an...

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign have unionized

Mar. 15, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign staffers in history to do so. Sanders, campaigning in South Carolina on Friday, said he was proud of the distinction. "We cannot just support unions with words, we must back it up with actions," he...

A right to vacation? NYC idea prompts debate over days off

Mar. 3, 2019 8:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacation has both sides saying: Give me a break. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay . He casts the idea, which...