Latest Labor issues News

Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After...

France braces for even worse travel woes, govt seeks answers

Dec. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the government's redesign of the national retirement system. French President Emmanuel Macron convened top officials to strategize for the high-stakes week ahead. Sunday saw...

Guard accused of harassing inmate's girlfriend still has job

Dec. 8, 2019 9:47 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York correctional officer accused of sexually harassing an inmate’s girlfriend is still on the job, even after the agency sought to fire him for making crude comments to the woman, brushing up against her and sending her unwanted emails. The state prison system concluded...

Georgia courts urged to require sex harassment training

Dec. 8, 2019 9:38 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A committee of judges has recommended that all Georgia courts require judges and court employees to participate in sexual harassment prevention training at least once a year. A Georgia Supreme Court news release says the Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of...

New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces

Dec. 8, 2019 9:15 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved. A minute into the call, Imran’s voice disappeared. Alam ran toward his nephew in a crowded section of central New Delhi, through the winding labyrinth of dirt...

Gig work on the rise and for many, a way of life

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — By day, Leah Needham buys groceries to deliver to customers in White Marsh and Middle River. But in the evenings, the shopper for online grocery service Shipt trades in her green T-shirt for a pair of ballroom dance shoes and heads to her next gig. In a Glen Burnie studio, she pursues...

Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

Dec. 8, 2019 8:17 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. The blaze in New Delhi's Karol Bagh neighborhood, a warren of...

Welcome to Tommytown, a rural Florida community with heart

Dec. 8, 2019 3:10 AM EST

TOMMYTOWN, Fla. (AP) — The younger girls squirmed in their assigned spots, giggling as two older girls stood facing them, one wringing her hands, the other adjusting the floor-length, pink skirt draped over her jeans. “Hi, I’m Daniela,” one of the older girls said, a nervous tinge in...

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

Dec. 7, 2019 4:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockades and train stoppages by other protesters disrupted weekend travel around the country. A few thousand yellow vest...

Governor puts House on timetable to pass minimum wage bill

Dec. 6, 2019 5:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is putting the state House of Representatives on a timeline to pass legislation he has long sought to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage, saying Friday that the Republican-controlled chamber has until the end of the month. If the House doesn't pass the bill, Wolf's...