Workers' rights

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego speaks during the Assembly session Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The Assembly approved her bill, AB5 to to tighten the rules for labeling workers as independent contractors rather than employees, Wednesday. The bill now goes to the state Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 30, 2019 - 12:41 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents working for companies like Lyft and Uber would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation under a law the state Assembly passed on Wednesday. The sweeping bill, which now goes to the Senate, carries new standards...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo, a man walks through the employee parking lot at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. In a split decision, the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, has ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a setback for unionization efforts at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant. The NRLB has dismissed a petition for a union vote by the United Auto Workers based on a technicality. The union intends to refile immediately. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
May 22, 2019 - 4:47 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union filed a new petition Wednesday seeking to hold a vote on its representation of workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, the same day the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a previous petition on a technicality. Volkswagen has said it is...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 03, 2019 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on moral or religious grounds. Trump chose the National Day of Prayer to announce the new regulation. "Just today we finalized new...
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Demonstrators holding wooden shields are confronted by police during a protest against the Federal Fiscal Control Board, as part of the May Day celebration in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The U.S. Congress established the appointed Fiscal Control Board to oversee the debt restructuring in order to combat the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
May 01, 2019 - 10:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign workers: These were among the concerns as hundreds of thousands of union members and labor activists rallied around the world to mark May Day. The...
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A boy dressed in a military uniform salutes from his father's shoulders during the annual May Day parade at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 01, 2019 - 3:42 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched to the rhythm of traditional music and tambourines while opposing austerity measures, with many demanding the ouster of a federal control board overseeing the U.S...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 27, 2019 - 6:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic campaign for president (all times local): 6 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says Democrats have not paid enough attention to organized labor. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts was among 2020 hopefuls attending a union forum...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 27, 2019 - 6:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Half a dozen Democratic presidential candidates declared unions to be a lifeline for the American middle class and pledged Saturday to strengthen workers' rights to strike and organize and to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. But while the candidates decried the...
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April 27, 2019 - 7:24 am
FIFA assured human rights groups on Saturday it will talk to them about risks associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar before taking a final decision. FIFA is formulating a formal plan on how logistical and political complexities can be overcome to expand...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Ted Pappageorge, president of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, speaks before a vote on whether to authorize a strike, in Las Vegas. Some key labor leaders say they are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. “They’ve got to pay attention to kitchen-table economics,” said Pappageorge. “We don’t quite see that.” (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 6:13 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time...
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