Latest Labor policy News

Senate hearing on pandemic gets testy: 'What a moron'

Jan. 11, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, angrily accused a senator Tuesday of making false accusations that are leading to threats against him -- all to raise political cash. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has repeatedly...

Australian opposition promises deeper emission reductions

Dec. 02, 2021 23:54 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia would set a more ambitious target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% by the end of the decade if the government changes hands in elections early next year, the opposition leader said on Friday. Center-left Labor Party...

House Republicans approve anti-vaccine mandate legislation

Nov. 18, 2021 16:45 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Private companies and public entities would be banned from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter a facility or conduct business, under anti-vaccine legislation passed by House Republicans on Thursday that would cover everything from privately run theaters to...

MLB owners meet amid labor negotiations with players' union

Nov. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he voted for Major League Baseball’s proposal to lower the luxury tax threshold, a plan opposed by the players’ union with the sport on the brink of its first work stoppage on 26 years. The luxury tax,...

Agency head: No blanket waiver for unemployment overpayments

Nov. 01, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

The interim Department of Labor commissioner informed Connecticut legislators Monday that her agency is barred by state and federal law from granting a blanket waiver to thousands of workers who are now being billed for overpayment of their unemployment compensation benefits during the...

Australian prime minister will take net zero target to COP26

Oct. 25, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not increase its goal for 2030 at an upcoming U.N. climate summit in Scotland, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday. Morrison’s conservative Liberal...