California Assembly votes to tighten rules on contractors

U.S. 05/29/19, 18:55

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 defining whether workers are employees or independent ...

US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

Politics 05/20/19, 14:39

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and email to supporters and Democratic activists. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks ...

Workers’ rights are a 2020 campaign focus this weekend

2022 Campaign 04/13/19, 08:39

The issue of workers' rights is a focus this weekend for some of the Democrats running for president. Bernie Sanders has campaign stops in the Midwest, including a community meeting in Indiana and an event with members of a plumbers and pipefitters' union in Michigan. A rally by the Vermont senator ...

A right to vacation? NYC idea prompts debate over days off

New York 03/03/19, 08:54

A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacation has both sides saying: Give me a break.Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay . He ...

Hungary: Unions call for strike, protests over labor law

Europe 01/05/19, 14:57

Union leaders in Hungary called on Saturday for a national strike and protests on Jan. 19 to oppose labor code changes they see as a "slave law" harmful to workers.A crowd of at least 10,000 people gathered outside the Hungarian parliament building to protest a law approved in December that ...

Hungary sees another day of anti-government protests

Europe 12/16/18, 14:43

Several thousand protesters marched through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws promoted by the Hungarian government that critics say will restrict workers' rights and already have undermined democracy.The protesters chanted anti-government slogans and braved sub-zero temperatures Sunday while gathered in front of parliament, where speakers denounced revised overtime ...

UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal

Europe 09/25/18, 05:29

Britain's main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament.If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations before Britain leaves. In the U.K. that ...

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