Latest Workers' rights News

Suspension of Bridgeport cop in Black woman's case reversed

May. 19, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An independent arbitrator says a police detective in Connecticut’s largest city should have his administrative leave reversed, after he and another officer were taken off the job earlier this year amid allegations of insensitivity in their handling of separate cases in...

Social-worker, rights groups sue Ohio city over abortion ban

May. 11, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups advocating for professional social workers and women's rights challenged a small Ohio city's ban on abortion Wednesday, arguing it is an “extraordinarily broad” infringement on the constitutional rights of due process and free speech. The lawsuit...

OSHA proposes $454,000 fine in oil drilling site explosion

May. 11, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators have determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion near Grassy Butte last November that permanently disabled one worker and left two others...

New labor deal with bonuses for state workers clears House

Apr. 21, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A multi-year labor agreement recently ratified by 43,000 unionized Connecticut state employees cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over whether the deal is too expensive for taxpayers or ultimately saves the state money...

Verizon stores in Washington state vote to join union

Apr. 15, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Employees at Verizon stores north of Seattle in Everett and Lynnwood won their union election on Friday, making them the first unionized Verizon stores in the country outside of New York. The near-unanimous victory represents the latest in a growing labor...

Amazon's first US union overcomes hurdles, faces new ones

Apr. 05, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a scrappy group of former and current warehouse workers on Staten Island, New York went head-to-head with Amazon in a union election, many compared it to a David and Goliath battle. David won. And the stunning upset on Friday brought sudden exposure to the...

Amazon workers in NYC vote to unionize in historic labor win

Apr. 01, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted to unionize on Friday, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled the union drive. Warehouse workers cast 2,654...

Greece: Protesting hospital workers clash with police

Mar. 30, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesting Greek health care workers clashed with police outside parliament during a demonstration in Athens Wednesday against proposed hospital reforms. Riot police fired tear gas at protesters who challenged a cordon. No arrests were reported, while several...

Infantino: Qatar 'not paradise' but World Cup seeing changes

Mar. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Through the enduring howls of outrage over Qatar, Gianni Infantino is not completely isolated from the divisiveness of the looming World Cup. “I was one of those as well criticizing when I was elected president,” the FIFA leader recalled. No...

Workers strike across India for labor rights, better pay

Mar. 28, 2022 06:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of workers began a nationwide two-day strike across India on Monday to express their anger at the government’s economic policies and press their demands for improved rights for industrial workers, employees and farmers. About a dozen labor unions that...