Labor issues

FILE - In this May 31, 2019 file photo, Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference at City Hall in Chicago. Teachers in Chicago, the nation's third-largest school district, are inching closer to a strike that could take place as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class sizes. The labor dispute is one of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's first major tests after taking office this year. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP File)
September 26, 2019 - 8:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers have voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike, setting the stage for a possible work stoppage next month in the nation's third-largest school district, officials announced Thursday. Chicago Teachers Union delegates are set to meet next week to set a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo a sign is posted during a demonstration outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. General Motors now says striking workers will get company-paid health insurance, nine days after saying coverage would be cut off. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 26, 2019 - 9:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors now says striking workers will get company-paid health insurance, nine days after telling the union that coverage would be cut off. The automaker said in an emailed letter to the United Auto Workers that it will keep benefits in place due to "significant confusion"...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier talks to journalists before a Brexit Steering Group meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 26, 2019 - 1:09 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 a.m. The European Union says it is still waiting for useful proposals to come from Britain to unblock stalled negotiations on Britain's departure terms from the bloc. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Thursday that he is "still ready...
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FILE-In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, Terry, cleans out his tent at a large homeless encampment, near downtown St. Louis. The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year. Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several heartland states among the leaders of the increase, even though several wealthy coastal states still had the most inequality overall, according to figures released Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 26, 2019 - 12:35 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to Census Bureau figures. Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several heartland...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a United Auto Workers strike sign rests between the chains of a locked gate entrance outside of Flint Engine Operations in Flint, Mich. As the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors continues, consumers, the company and striking workers are starting to get pinched. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
September 25, 2019 - 2:24 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and striking United Auto Workers took a step closer to reaching an agreement Wednesday when committees finished their work and sent it to the top bargainers. The move means that minor issues largely are resolved, and a few bargainers for both...
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FILE - This Friday, June 16, 2017, file photo shows the Google logo at a gadgets show in Paris. Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, when the bloc's top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn't have to extend the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines outside the region. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 25, 2019 - 6:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Google said Wednesday it will tweak how it shows previews for news stories in France but won't pay license fees to publishers when the country brings in new European Union copyright rules. The U.S. tech giant will stop showing a snippet — a few lines of text — and a small thumbnail...
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Mara Paulic, a 42-year GM employee, pickets outside the General Motors Fabrication Division, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Parma, Ohio. The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 25, 2019 - 5:34 am
DETROIT (AP) — As the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors stretches into a second week, it's not just the company and striking workers getting pinched. With many replacement part warehouses shut down, dealers are beginning to run short of components to repair cars, trucks and SUVs...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli and U.S. officials are warning about a rise in attacks targeting Jews in Western Europe and are urging European Union leaders to take action against organizations supporting an international boycott of Israel. Gilad Erdan, the Israeli minister of strategic affairs, told a...
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In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2019, workers are shown in the kitchen of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Tacoma, Wash. during a media tour. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan notified attorneys for Washington state and the GEO Group -- which operates the detention center -- that he plans to dismiss a case in which Washington state was pursuing a claim that immigration detainees must be paid minimum wage for work they perform in custody. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 24, 2019 - 1:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge who previously ruled that Washington state could pursue its claim that immigration detainees must be paid minimum wage for work at a privately run, for-profit immigration jail said Tuesday he intends to reverse himself at the urging of the Trump administration. U.S...
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September 24, 2019 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led Senate committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department. The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved attorney Eugene Scalia's nomination, 12-11, clearing the way for...
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