Workers' rights

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, an Uber App is displayed on a phone in London. Uber has pledged Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 to challenge a U.K. Court of Appeal decision that drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed employees, a verdict that has potentially wide-ranging implications for the rapidly growing gig economy and the rules that govern it. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
December 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Uber pledged Wednesday to challenge a U.K. Court of Appeal decision that drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed employees, a verdict that has potentially wide-ranging implications for the rapidly growing gig economy and the rules that govern it. The challenge...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, photo, two layers of barbed wire fencing ring the "Hotan City apparel employment training base" where Hetian Taida has a factory in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination. Now, the Chinese government is also forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food industries. Some of them are within the internment camps; others are privately owned, state-subsidized factories where detainees are sent once they are released. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 19, 2018 - 1:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that reporting by The Associated...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:39 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of unions is calling on the Dutch government to investigate Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea over allegations three of its stores in the United States, Ireland and Portugal have infringed workers' rights. The unions allege Ikea management has "sophisticated...
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Labour shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer gestures, during the Labour Party's annual conference at the Arena and Convention Centre, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. Starmer said the party would reject a deal along the lines May is proposing because it does not meet "six tests" it has set, including protecting workers' rights and retaining access to European markets. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. The party's chief Brexit spokesman accused...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:21 am
MADRID (AP) — A divisive debate over the legal status of prostitution has reignited in Spain after the country's staunchly feminist government was embarrassed to find out that it had approved the country's first sex workers' union. Women's rights groups and policymakers have long been divided over...
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August 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dealt a blow to President Donald Trump's effort to overhaul the U.S. bureaucracy, including by making it easier to fire government workers. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says in a ruling issued Saturday that key provisions of three executive orders...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 04, 2018 - 4:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor's clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. The statewide vote in Tuesday's...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, members of the the Culinary Union carry signs at a union hall in Las Vegas. Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International are set to approve their newly negotiated five-year contract. The agreement up for a vote Tuesday, June 19, 2018, includes wage increases and stronger protections against sexual harassment for 24,000 bartenders, housekeepers and other members of the Culinary Union.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 19, 2018 - 11:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract Tuesday. The contract includes wage increases, new paid bereavement leave and stronger protections against...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, British labor rights activist Andy Hall talks to reporters at the Supreme Court in Bangkok. A Thai court of appeal dismissed criminal defamation charges against Hall who was sued by a fruit packaging company after he alleged human rights violations at its factory. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
May 31, 2018 - 5:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai appeals court on Thursday vindicated a British labor rights activist entangled in a years-long legal confrontation with a fruit-packing company after he publicized alleged human rights violations at its factory. The legal victory for Andy Hall was welcomed by Amnesty...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, poses for a family picture with Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and IMB's President and CEO Virginia Rometty as he hosts the "Tech for Good" summit over lunch with tech companies CEOs at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Charles Platiau/Pool photo via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 8:37 am
PARIS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may finally find a friendly face when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron. Or not. Macron welcomed Zuckerberg and the leaders of Microsoft, Uber, IBM and dozens of other tech bosses at a conference Wednesday aimed at persuading them to use their...
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