Labor unions

A pro-EU demonstrator holds up an EU flag to oncoming traffic outside the Palace of Westminster as the British government holds a cabinet meeting on Brexit inside 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The Brexit agreement must be sealed in the coming weeks to leave enough time for relevant parliaments to ratify it, but talks continue, particularly over how to ensure no physical border dividing the UK from Northern Ireland and the EU member state of Ireland. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 9:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has confirmed that the bank will publish an analysis of the economic impact of any Brexit deal the government reaches with the European Union. In a letter...
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EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, left, poses for the media with European Council President Donald Tusk prior their talks at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 8:11 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union and Britain are seeking to get their divorce negotiations back on track at Wednesday's Brexit summit after botched weekend talks pushed back expectations of a deal into November at the earliest. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that...
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Exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Due to environment protection reasons the city of Berlin has to introduce a diesel driving ban on several highly frequented roads. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 10, 2018 - 10:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union officials are pushing ahead with tougher car emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive...
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The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks at the Bled Strategic Forum in Bled, Slovenia, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Bernier said that it was "realistic" to expect a divorce deal with Britain by early November 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 10, 2018 - 9:40 am
BLED, Slovenia (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says a divorce agreement with Britain by early November is "possible," and that's triggered a big rally in the pound. At a conference in the Alpine lake resort of Bled in northwestern Slovenia, Michel Barnier said a Brexit deal was...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2012, file photo, visitors stroll along Main Street at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to accept a contract proposal that would increase the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 06, 2018 - 7:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of Walt Disney World workers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions...
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Protestors put up a poster in front of the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab will make a statement to the House on his recent meeting with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 04, 2018 - 7:32 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's biggest trade unions is backing calls for a new public vote on leaving the European Union, saying voters were misled during the 2016 referendum campaign. The GMB union, which has more than 600,000 members, says "the promises that were made during the referendum...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 03, 2018 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "it is easy to see why unions...
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September 02, 2018 - 6:46 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's conservative political party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, says he wants the country to be like western EU nations "in every respect" over the next two decades. Jaroslaw Kaczynski's declaration Sunday opened the...
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August 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison Monday in a scheme to curry favor with union officials by showering them with cash and gifts. Former head of labor relations Alphons Iacobelli admitted that he turned the budget of a company-sponsored...
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August 25, 2018 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dealt a blow Saturday to President Donald Trump's efforts to "promote more efficient" government, ruling that key provisions of three recent executive orders "undermine federal employees' right to bargain collectively" under federal law. U.S. District Judge Ketanji...
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