Workers' rights

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, an Uber App is displayed on a phone in London. Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal Friday Nov. 10, 2017 ruled that drivers of the ride-hailing service Uber are entitled to basic protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off. Judge Jennifer Eady dismissed an appeal Friday from the company in a closely watched decision that is expected to have broad implications for the so-called gig economy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
November 10, 2017 - 6:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Uber lost the latest round in the battle over its operating model Friday, when a British panel ruled that the company's drivers are workers, not independent contractors, in a decision with broad implications for the so-called gig economy. The Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a lower...
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November 10, 2017 - 6:21 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing legal cases against Uber (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The ride-hailing app Uber says it will appeal a U.K. decision that would in effect give drivers rights such as guaranteed minimum wage and holiday pay. Tom Elvidge, the company's acting general manager in...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, an Hispanic worker watches the milking operation at a farm in Fairfield, Vt. The head of ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's and leaders of a group that promotes the rights of immigrant farm workers plan to provide an update Tuesday in Burlington, Vt., about the the Milk with Dignity campaign, which has been working to improve pay and living conditions on farms that provide the ice cream maker's milk. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
October 03, 2017 - 8:40 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's promised Tuesday to improve the pay and working conditions of laborers hired by the farms that provide milk for the Vermont-based company's quirky flavors while promising to pay the farmers who employ the workers more. The "Milk with Dignity...
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French President Emmanuel Macron listen to Whirlpool employees during a visit at the company's factory in Amiens, France, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Macron visits an ailing Whirlpool dryer factory in northern France that was the site of a pivotal moment in his presidential campaign, when he debated with angry workers about his strategy to stop job losses. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 12:05 pm
AMIENS, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has used a visit to an ailing Whirlpool factory that had become a symbol of the battle for jobs as an opportunity to promote his economic policies. The dryer factory in Amiens, northern France, was during the presidential campaign in April the...
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News crews setup outside of the Supreme Court early Monday morning, Oct 2. 2017, in Washington, on the first day of the court's new term. (AP Photo/J. David Ake
October 02, 2017 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened a high-profile term Monday with a case about employees' rights that could affect an estimated 25 million workers. Justice Neil Gorsuch, in his first full term on the bench, was silent during an otherwise lively argument in which the justices seemed closely...
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is greeted by a member of the clergy as he leave St. Mathews Cathedral, after the Red Mass in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 02, 2017 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's new term (all times local): 12 p.m. The Supreme Court has begun its new term with an argument about the rights of employees to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. Justice Neil Gorsuch and his eight colleagues took the bench just...
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, speaks with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as they leave St. Mathews Cathedral after the Red Mass in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 01, 2017 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, in a year that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has...
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In this June 26, 2017 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. A Supreme Court with a reconstituted conservative majority is taking on a new case with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers. The justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 28, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers. After the justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year, the high court...
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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google’s new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from an employee who suggested women don’t get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination and companies like Google, Facebook and Uber say they are trying to change. Google is also in the midst of a Department of Labor investigation into whether it pays women less than men. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 08, 2017 - 6:42 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer who was fired over a memo he wrote about gender differences said Tuesday he's exploring all his legal options and has already filed a labor complaint over his treatment. James Damore, whose memo over the weekend caused an uproar online, said in an...
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Nissan employee Betty Jones expresses her disappointment at pro-union supporters losing their bid to form a union at the Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 05, 2017 - 3:17 am
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union. More than 62 percent of workers voting in a...
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