Labor unions

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2019 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming that electrical workers will be in his corner come the 2020 presidential election as he responds to former Vice President Joe Biden's Washington, D.C., speech to union...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A union lobbyist who worked just one day as a substitute teacher is entitled to a pension worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars annually, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an opinion reinforcing its position that retirement benefits promised to public...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 file photo, rescuers transfer migrants rescued by an oil rig supply ship to the Aquarius vessel of SOS Mediterranee and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libyan coast. Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey _ and especially in Libya _ with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based on dozens of interviews with aid workers and migrants. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
March 27, 2019 - 3:12 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials lamented Wednesday a move by member countries to recall their ships taking part in an EU naval mission patrolling the Mediterranean Sea for migrants attempting the dangerous water crossing from North Africa. The EU's Operation Sophia works to reduce migrant-...
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March 27, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union says it has reached a deal on pay and conditions for about 1,100 Ryanair cabin crew. The ver.di union said Wednesday that the deal will see Ryanair employees and contractors based in Germany receive 600 euros ($676) more in basic pay each month and separate...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, March 22, 2019. European Union leaders gathered again Friday after deciding that the political crisis in Britain over Brexit poses too great a threat and that action is needed to protect the smooth running of the world's biggest trading bloc. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
March 22, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away...
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Young people protest for climate action with a sign reading 'Save the World Now" during a 'Friday for Future' demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 10:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next...
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General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra waves before announcing the company investment of $300 million in its Orion Township, Mich., assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Orion Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 22, 2019 - 9:42 am
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, stands as Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 22, 2019 - 2:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders worried about China's growing power are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival." The European Council will discuss on Friday a 10-point strategy set out by the European Commission before an EU-China summit next...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019 file photo, activists pose with their faces painted in the EU and Union Flag colors during an anti-Brexit campaign stunt outside EU headquarters during an EU summit in Brussels. The country's struggle to leave the European Union is one of the great political crisis to afflict Britain in the postwar period. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
March 21, 2019 - 10:36 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are...
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European Union leaders attend a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, March 21, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc. (Aris Oikonomou, Pool Photo via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 5:38 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched through...
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