Latest Labor policy News

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jul. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...

Red-hot summer job market awaits US teens as employers sweat

Jun. 02, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory, has a cautionary message for her customers this summer: Prepare to wait longer for your Hawaiian pie or calzone. The Pizza Factory's 100 West Coast locations are desperately short of workers. With about 12 employees per...

US education chief seeks action to prevent school shootings

May. 26, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday he is ashamed the United States is "becoming desensitized to the murder of children” and that action is needed now to prevent more lives from being lost in school shootings like the one in Uvalde, Texas. Cardona...

EXPLAINER: How do Australian parties differ on key issues?

May. 20, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left opposition Labor Party has outspent the ruling conservative Liberal Party-led coalition in election promises during the six-week campaign leading up to the vote on Saturday. Labor says more spending is needed to increase...