Labor issues

Protesters gather in front of the Minsk Tractor Works Plant to support workers leaving the plant after their work shift in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko repeatedly rejected demands to step down and bristled at the idea of talks with the opposition, denouncing the coordination council on Tuesday as a "an attempt to seize power" in the country. Nevertheless, the council is set to convene for the first time Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
August 19, 2020 - 10:51 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian leader threatened Wednesday to take tough new steps against demonstrators challenging the extension of his 26-year rule and accused the West of fomenting unrest as he sought to consolidate his grip on power amid widening protests. President Alexander...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo European Council President Charles Michel addresses European lawmakers at the European Parliament in Brussels. European Union leaders are putting on a show of support Wednesday Aug. 19, 2020 for people protesting in Belarus. Emergency talks will aim to highlight their concern about the contested presidential election and ratchet up pressure on officials linked to the security crackdown that followed. The EU believes that the results of the Aug. 9 polls, which handed President Alexander Lukashenko his sixth term with 80% of the vote, "have been falsified," and the 27-nation bloc is preparing a list of Belarus officials who could be blacklisted from Europe over their roles. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 19, 2020 - 3:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders put on a show of support Wednesday for people protesting in Belarus. At an emergency teleconference they underlined their concern about the contested presidential election and ratchet up pressure on officials linked to the security crackdown that followed. The...
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This screen grab provided by Maxwell Pearce shows Pearce on a YouTube video posted on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Pearce, a Black member of the Harlem Globetrotters, says two white news anchors threw fruit, including a banana, at him while he was performing basketball tricks on an Alabama news show earlier in the year. (Courtesy of Maxwell Pearce via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 11:10 pm
A Black member of the Harlem Globetrotters said two white news anchors threw fruits, including a banana, at him while he was performing basketball tricks on an Alabama news show earlier this year. Maxwell Pearce spoke about the matter Saturday on social media, a day after WBRC-TV aired a show that...
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Workers of the Minsk Tractor Works Plant leave the plant after their work shift as activists with old Belarusian national flags greet them in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Workers in Belarus are joining a growing strike, turning up pressure on the country's authoritarian leader to step down after winning an election they say was rigged. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 18, 2020 - 12:20 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — More workers in Belarus joined a widening strike Tuesday to press for the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has extended his 26-year rule in an election the opposition says was rigged. Lukashenko has refused to step down following a harsh police...
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FILE -- May 31, 1988 file photo of Gianni Agnelli, right, chairman of Italy's auto giant FIAT, and chief operating officer Cesare Romiti, as they leave the Banca d'Italia (Bankitalia)in Rome. Romiti has died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in his house in Milan at the age of 97, according to Italian media. (AP Photo/Gianni Foggia, file)
August 18, 2020 - 7:21 am
ROME (AP) — Cesare Romiti, an industrialist and champion of Italian capitalism who steered automaker Fiat through years of strikes and domestic terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Rome on Tuesday, Italian state TV said. He was 97. Italian President Sergio Mattarella hailed Romiti as an “...
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Doug Brown, postal staffer and president of the American Postal Workers Union chapter in Indiana, poses for a picture outside of a post office facility, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Muncie, Ind. The U.S. Postal Service is expected to play a central role in this year's presidential elections with so many states promoting voting by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 17, 2020 - 5:49 pm
The U.S. Postal Service is poised to play a central role in this year’s presidential elections, but some staffers are worried about the agency's ability to deliver. Controversial changes from the service's new leader have left mail piling up in warehouses. Mail processing machines have been...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, people gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington. A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people. The regulation from the federal Department of Health and Human Services was finalized days after the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 17, 2020 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration on Monday from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people. Finalized days after the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job, the regulation from...
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People block a car carrying Uladzimir Karanik, Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus during a rally in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Workers heckled and jeered President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday as he visited a factory and strikes grew across Belarus, raising the pressure on the authoritarian leader to step down after 26 years in power. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 17, 2020 - 10:17 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Workers heckled and jeered President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday as he visited a factory and strikes grew across Belarus, raising the pressure on the authoritarian leader to step down after 26 years in power. On the ninth straight day of mass protests over the official...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, in Bath, Maine. The production workers went on strike June 22 after overwhelmingly rejecting the company's final contract proposal. The dispute centers on subcontractors, work rules and seniority. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
August 16, 2020 - 8:30 am
BATH, Maine (AP) — Shipyard workers who have maintained pickets for nearly two months during a global pandemic will have the final say on a proposed labor pact at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works. The tentative agreement that’s the subject of a vote starting Friday represents several victories for...
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FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2019 file photo, former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel appears before the Senate Rules Committee concerning his dismissal by Gov. Ron DeSantis, in Tallahassee, Fla. Israel is running against Sheriff Gregory Tony in the upcoming Florida primary. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
August 15, 2020 - 6:53 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The two shootings dominating the Democratic primary for sheriff in Broward County, Florida, couldn't be more different. The 2018 massacre that pushed former sheriff and current challenger Scott Israel out of office left 14 students and three adults dead at Marjory...
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