Labor issues

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Fatima Goss Graves speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. The study was conducted by the National Women’s Law Center, which houses and administers the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. Graves, president and CEO of the law center and co-founder of the fund, said the scenarios outlined in the report should sound "an alarm to legislators and policymakers: Until harassers are held accountable, workplaces will remain unsafe for everyone.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
October 15, 2020 - 7:08 am
Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 people who reported sexual harassment at the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, passers-by walk past a business storefront with store closing and sale signs in Dedham, Mass. U.S. employers advertised for slightly fewer jobs in August while their hiring ticked up modestly. The Labor Department said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of August dipped to 6.49 million, down from 6.70 million July. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
October 15, 2020 - 5:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession that erupted seven months ago. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department...
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A board shows the cancelled flights as a man walks at the empty Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport during a 24-hour strike in public sector in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 15. 2020. Greece's air traffic electronic engineers and air traffic control personnel, participate in the 24-hour strike organised by civil servant union ADEDY demanding, among other things, better pay for health and education workers and the need for more recruitments of medical workers amidst the pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 15, 2020 - 1:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek civil servants have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike demanding, among other things, better pay for health and education workers and more hiring during the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday’s strike shut down public services across the country, while the participation...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, joins with lawmakers and others calling for expanding the state's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people, in the Capitol building in Lansing, Mich. A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for the initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in Michigan by amending the state’s civil rights law. If election officials determine roughly 340,000 are valid, the bill would be placed before the Republican-led Legislature, where similar legislation has long stalled. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)
October 14, 2020 - 4:36 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in Michigan by amending the state's civil rights law. If election officials determine roughly 340,000 are valid, the bill would be placed before the...
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People sit in the Dispensary pub in Liverpool, England, Monday Oct 12, 2020. The British government has carved England into three tiers of risk in a bid to slow the spread of a resurgent coronavirus. The northern city of Liverpool is in the highest category and will close pubs, gyms and betting shops. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
October 13, 2020 - 1:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the U.K. spiked sharply in August, a clear signal that the jobless rate is heading towards levels not seen in nearly 30 years when a British government salary-support scheme ends this month and new local restrictions are imposed to suppress a resurgence of the...
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The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 12, 2020 - 1:44 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. The season’s last big development came with the Lakers on a longer road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. From China to Disney,...
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UK Chief Brexit negotiator David Frost leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 12, 2020 - 9:05 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost by tradition, another Brexit deadline is looming. Just as much by tradition, talks are expected to continue afterward. British negotiators traveled to European Union headquarters on Monday to start what has long been billed as another do-or-die session between both sides. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, a medical team treats a patient infected with COVID-19 in one of the intensive care units (ICU) at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started. Intensive care wards are filling up again and bars are shutting down. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
October 09, 2020 - 11:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, is a widespread case of “COVID-fatigue.” Record high daily infections in several...
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A family takes group portrait, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, outside of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 08, 2020 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New, eye-popping federal budget figures released Thursday show an enormous $3.1 trillion deficit in the just-completed fiscal year, a record swelled by coronavirus relief spending that pushed the tally of red ink to three times that of last year. The Congressional Budget Office...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo, information signs are displayed at the closed Illinois Department of Employment Security WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill. U.S. employers advertised for slightly fewer jobs in August while their hiring ticked up modestly. The Labor Department said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of August dipped to 6.49 million, down from 6.70 million July. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Associated Press
October 08, 2020 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that job cuts remain elevated seven months into the pandemic recession. The latest sign of a flagging recovery comes two days after President Donald Trump cut off talks...
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