Latest Labor regulation News

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

Jun. 26, 2022 20:07 PM 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...

Australian authorities declare final results after election

Jun. 22, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities declared the final seats on Wednesday in a greener, more fragmented Australian Parliament following May 21 elections. The election brought Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party to power for the first time in nine years. ...

Lula platform has green focus, nods to middle in Brazil race

Jun. 21, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva laid out his campaign platform Tuesday, including a pledge for zero deforestation initiatives and appeals to moderates as seeks to unseat Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil's election in October. The 76-year-old leftist, who...

Puerto Rico law to boost private sector worker benefits

Jun. 20, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor signed legislation Monday that will award more rights to private sector workers in the U.S. territory as he defied a federal control board that said the move would be considered a violation of a federal statute. “This new law...

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

Jun. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers. Apple store employees...

Arizona restauranteur wins fight with state over youth labor

Jun. 17, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carolyn Redendo's restaurant is just 900 square feet, and the kitchen where she turns out Puerto Rican, Cuban and other Latin food is tiny. The young teenagers she's hired for years to work as hostesses in her Sofrita restaurant in the small northeast Phoenix suburb...

Workers protest Starbucks' plan to close a unionized store

Jun. 08, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

As tensions rise between Starbucks and baristas who want to unionize, the imminent closure of a store in Ithaca, New York, is taking on outsized significance. Starbucks told workers last Friday it plans to permanently close their store — one of three in Ithaca — on June 10....

Afghan Taliban launch campaign to eradicate poppy crop

Jun. 02, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

WASHIR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun a campaign to eradicate poppy cultivation, aiming to wipe out the country’s massive production of opium and heroin, even as farmers fear their livelihoods will be ruined at a time of growing poverty. On a recent...

Madrid taxi drivers protest proposed ride-hailing rules

Jun. 01, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers protested Wednesday in the streets of Madrid against what they claim is unfair competition from ride-hailing services. The drivers participated in a procession through the Spanish capital, protesting in their vehicles and on foot. ...

Australia's Labor Party wins enough seats to govern alone

May. 31, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left Labor Party secured enough seats Tuesday to hold an outright majority in the House as vote counting from an election 10 days ago continued. That means new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his party will be able to govern...