Latest Labor issues News

The Latest: Climate protesters leave German coal mine

Jun. 23, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on climate protests around a coal mine in western Germany (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Hundreds of climate activists have ended their protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave and authorities pulled some protesters out. The...

Climate protesters storm open-pit mine in western Germany

Jun. 22, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

HOCHNEUKIRCH, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of environmental activists broke through a police cordon to enter one of Germany's biggest lignite coal mines Saturday, determined to draw attention to the urgency of climate change after a plan to make the European Union carbon neutral by 2050 failed to find...

GOP lawmakers create hurdles for citizen ballot initiatives

Jun. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas voters have been active in recent years, passing ballot initiatives that legalized medical marijuana, raised the minimum wage and expanded casino gambling. That hasn't gone over well with Republicans. Arkansas' GOP-dominated Legislature has taken steps this year that will...

Prosecutor could decide on seventh trial in Mississippi case

Jun. 22, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must decide whether to try Flowers a...

Court tosses black man's murder conviction over racial bias

Jun. 22, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The removal of black...

Honduran police end strike as protests demand president quit

Jun. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Riot police ended a three-day work stoppage Friday but warned Honduras' government they will not crack down on thousands who continue to protest in the streets demanding President Juan Orlando Hernández resign. "We will not repress our people anymore and we will respect...

AP Interview: Albania PM says opposition ruining EU chances

Jun. 21, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prime minister said Friday that the opposition's main goal is to disrupt the country's efforts to launch full membership negotiations with the European Union. Edi Rama, also leader of the ruling left-wing Socialist Party, also told The Associated Press in an interview Friday...

UN labor agency passes accord to reduce workplace harassment

Jun. 21, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s labor agency has adopted its first convention specifically aimed at reducing violence and harassment in the workplace, with its chief crediting a recent boost from the #MeToo movement. Delegates exchanged hugs, applauded and whooped in a U.N. conference hall after the International...

UAW reaches deal, ends strike at Michigan auto parts factory

Jun. 21, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — About 1,900 workers at a key auto parts plant near Detroit have ended a nine-hour strike after reaching a tentative deal with a parts supply company. Members of the United Auto Workers union set up picket lines around midnight at the Faurecia (For-SEE-uh) plant in Saline, Michigan. But...

Too rosy? Experts question Warren's wealth tax figures

Jun. 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren's push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren's raft of policy...