Worker's Rights

Amazon Workers Strike in Europe

Trade unions in Spain and Germany are calling for strikes against the e-commerce giant, citing low pay and poor working conditions.<p>PCMag reviews …

Europe

Portland police union leader slams mayor's response to homelessness, calls city 'cesspool'

The leader of the Portland police union defended officers interactions with homeless people, slammed Mayor Ted Wheeler's response to homelessness and …

Mental Health

What SCOTUS’ Janus decision could mean for exclusive representation – experts | Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision on union fees has opened the door to legal challenges on public sector unions’ authority to exclusively represent workers, a lynchpin in the U.S. system of collective bargaining, labor law experts said.<p>The high court ruled late last month in Janus …

Law

Labour MPs defy party leadership, vote to back IHRA definition of antisemitism

Labour MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Association definition of antisemitism in full - …

Jewish Culture

Council officers to explore tumbling of derelict Meenan Square block after week of violence

Local council officers have been tasked with exploring a range of options, including the tumbling of the derelict Meenan Square shopping complex, as …

Derry (Northern Ireland)

Strike stops gold production at Randgold's Tongon mine in Ivory Coast

Randgold Resources (GOLD) says a workers’ strike at its at Tongon gold mine in the Ivory Coast has halted production after government-led …

Business

CPS to add social workers, case managers, but not enough for CTU

Chicago Public Schools’ CEO announced Monday she’ll hire 160 new full-time social workers and 94 special education case managers for the new school …

Education

Republican Senator Warned Trump Not to Meet With 'Crook,' 'Liar' and 'Murderer' Putin

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of President Donald Trump's most outspoken critics on the right, posted a Twitter thread on Sunday night listing reasons …

Donald Trump

Labor’s pick for Hasluck seat quits contest months before Federal election

WA Labor confirmed yesterday former union official Lauren Palmer had tendered her resignation, citing health reasons, and will not contest Federal …

Australia

After Janus ruling, Newark teachers are sticking with their union — for now

The big story<p>Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that workers could no longer be required to pay fees to public-sector unions that negotiate on their …

Education

Labor's Hasluck campaign in disarray after candidate quits

Labor's campaign for the marginal seat of Hasluck is in disarray after its candidate Lauren Palmer quit the race, amid research indicating the party …

Government

Hillary Clinton to teachers union conference: Keep up fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says teachers unions aren't going anywhere despite a recent Supreme Court …

Hillary Clinton

STAT Plus: In prescription drug business, will Amazon partner with PBMs, or seek to conquer them?

Amazon’s purchase of the online pharmacy PillPack answered long-lingering questions about whether and how it would enter the prescription drug …

Pharma

Tommy Robinson march: Footage shows demonstrator being headbutted by police horse

A demonstrator at a rally in support of jailed EDL founder Tommy Robinson was headbutted by a police horse as he appeared to heckle officials …

Tommy Robinson

S. Africa Unions Decry Fatalities as Six Die at Copper Mine

South African labor unions said the government and mining industry failed to take adequate steps to improve worker safety, as six people died in a …

South Africa

Why Jeremy Corbyn Is Right To Call For Education On Trade Unions

If learning about British history involves learning about the struggle for rights then trade unions are integral to this British story<p>Ian Forsyth via …

Great Britain

Games begin at 2018 Girls 16/17 PDC

<b>GOLD MEDALIST:</b> Team Gold’s coach at the camp this year is <b>Brianna Decker</b>. A 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award winner for her play at the University of …

Team USA

The billionaires and their charter schools: Point/counterpoint

A convergence of coverage today on <b>charter schools,</b> the play toys of the <b>Billionaire Boys Club</b> and a growing threat, particularly in <b>Little Rock,</b> to …

Education

SC college, university funding plummeted after Great Recession, new report says

South Carolina has lagged behind the rest of the country in funding higher education since the Great Recession, according to a new report.<p>Per-student …

College & University

Shorten takes aim at dodgy labour hire

Workers employed through labour hire companies will be guaranteed the same pay and conditions as people directly employed if Labor wins the next …

Great Britain

SF MLA Declan Kearney in fresh call for talks with Orange Order

A Sinn Fein MLA has called for "genuine dialogue" with the Orange Order and warned that unionism is being undermined by a failure of …

Great Britain

Here's exactly what Trump needs to tell Putin to take control of their meeting, according to a former Reagan adviser

• <b>US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for their first bilateral summit on Monday afternoon in Helsinki.</b>• <b><br>The meeting</b> …

Donald Trump

America's largest fast-food chains forced to end conspiracy not to hire people looking for better-paid McJobs

Wage stagnation in the USA has many causes: both the destruction of trade unions and the erosion of labor protections in the law (these two things …

Fast Food

Palestine Solidarity on Israel/Palestine – Palestine Solidarity Network

Two more Palestinian children were killed by an Israeli missile yesterday as Israel intensified its bombing of the Gaza Strip. According to the …

Israel

After Janus, will we see teachers union of tomorrow?

Even with fewer teachers paying dues, there’s a strong foundation. One move in particular will preserve it, and it involves teacher quality.

Education

Union Skimming of Disability Funds Gains Focus of Trump Administration

The Trump administration is proposing a rule that could close off a pipeline that annually pours millions of dollars aimed at individuals into the …

Health Care

'We're militant again': US teachers at convention galvanized by wave of strikes

Thousands of teachers gathered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this weekend for the American Federation of Teachers’ convention and to discuss a plan of action for the new school year after a series of extraordinary strikes across the US over pay and conditions.<p>The convention comes as the teachers’ …

Education

The beating heart of our union

AFT activists understand that member engagement is how we will keep building our union, AFT President Randi Weingarten told delegates this afternoon.

Education

Union exemption cases prove religion and politics really don't mix

A Christian teacher who objected to his union fighting a Chilliwack, B.C. school trustee over comments on transgender children has lost his bid for a …

Canadian News

Sen. Bernie Sanders Speaks At 3rd Day Of Teachers Union Conference

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at the third day of the American Federation of Teachers Convention …

Bernie Sanders