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Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Trucking Association on Tuesday filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft....

Australia defeated party urged to keep strong climate policy

Nov. 7, 2019 2:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An opposition review of the Australian conservative government's shock election win has urged the dispirited Labor Party to stick with strong policies on climate change. Senior Labor Party figures Craig Emerson and Jay Weatherill on Thursday released their report on the reasons...

Trump appoints California state senator to federal post

Oct. 30, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in California says he will resign to accept a job with the U.S. Department of Labor. Sen. Jeff Stone announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump has appointed him to be the department's western regional director. He will resign from the state Senate...

The Latest: Students to miss another day of classes

Oct. 29, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a Chicago teachers strike (all times local): 9 p.m. About 300,000 Chicago Public School students will miss another day of classes as contract talks between striking teachers and city officials fail again. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday urged the Chicago Teachers Union...

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs lame-duck arguments

Oct. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans tried to persuade the state Supreme Court on Monday to dismiss a union lawsuit challenging their contentious lame-duck laws, insisting during oral arguments that the measures don't violate the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches. A coalition...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear lame-duck arguments

Oct. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies will make one last attempt to block their Republican rivals' contentious lame-duck laws on Monday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a union lawsuit challenging the provisions. Things look bleak for the party after conservatives...

The Providence Journal owners ask for overtime pay exemption

Oct. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's labor department is considering a request from the owners of The Providence Journal to exempt the daily newspaper industry from state laws requiring overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work. The Providence Journal reports union leaders urged the department Thursday to...

WV Legislature: 500 violations of Jobs Act cited in 2018-19

Oct. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A legislative report says West Virginia's Division of Labor cited more than 500 violations of a jobs act intended to give local laborers the majority of roles on state-funded public works projects. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Wednesday that contractors were fined more than...

UN labor body: Qatar pledges to end 'kafala' employment laws

Oct. 16, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The energy-rich nation of Qatar is pledging to fully eliminate a labor system that ties foreign workers to their employer and requires them to have their company's permission to leave the country. That's according to the United Nations' International Labor Organization,...

Contractor guilty in California wildfire death labor case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a bulldozer that overturned and killed the operator while battling a huge California wildfire has been found guilty of violating labor laws. KQED-TV says a Monterey County judge ruled Wednesday that Ian Czirban failed to have workers' compensation insurance that's...