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Amazon union is sued by organizers

A group including former leaders of the fledgling union that organized an Amazon warehouse in New York is suing the union, accusing it of violating its own constitution and asking the court to force …

Hollywood's actors could join its writers on strike

Hollywood actors may be days from joining screenwriters in what would be the first two-union strike in the industry in more than six decades, with huge consequences for film and television …

Workers picketed major Southern California hotels again Monday after walking off the job during the July Fourth weekend to demand better pay and benefits. The strike by bellhops, front desk agents, …

After appointees of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took over Walt Disney World's governing district earlier this year, its firefighters were among the few employees who publicly welcomed them with open …

UPS workers could strike this summer, scrambling supply chains and home delivery

Unionized UPS workers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a potential work stoppage if the package delivery company and Teamsters can't come to an agreement before …

A dozen Philadelphia police officers who were fired or suspended for racist and violent social media posts can pursue a lawsuit against the city claiming their First Amendment rights were violated, a …

Actors represented by the Hollywood union SAG-AFTRA have voted to authorize a strike if they don't agree on a new contract with major studios, streamers and production companies by June 30. Monday …

Across Florida last week, workers didn't show up at construction sites and tomato fields and scores of restaurants, shops and other small businesses never opened their doors to protest a new state …

Teens have long been vital to filling out the summertime staff of restaurants, ice cream stands, amusement parks and camps. Now, thanks to one of the tightest labor markets in decades, they have even …

Feds fine McDonald's franchisees with workers as young as 10

Two 10-year-olds are among 300 children who worked at McDonald's restaurants illegally, a Labor Department investigation of franchisees in Kentucky found. Agency investigators found the 10-year-olds …

As schools across the country struggle to find teachers to hire, more governors are pushing for pay increases, bonuses and other perks for the beleaguered profession — with some vowing to beat out …

Pilots at American, Southwest, ratchet up strike threats

Pilots at American Airlines have voted to authorize a strike, and Southwest Airlines pilots are preparing to join them, as unions put more pressure on the airlines to approve new contracts with hefty …

Are robot waiters the future? Some restaurants think so

You may have already seen them in restaurants: waist-high machines that can greet guests, lead them to their tables, deliver food and drinks and ferry dirty dishes to the kitchen. Some have cat-like …

Colorado becomes 1st to pass 'right to repair' for farmers

Sitting in front of a hulking red tractor, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday making Colorado the first state to ensure farmers can fix their own tractors and combines with a "right to …

Supreme Court case tests religious tolerance on Sunday work

The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the case of a Christian mail carrier who refused to work on Sundays when he was required to deliver Amazon packages.While the court seemed in broad …

Iowa's Senate advances bill to loosen child labor laws

Lawmakers in Iowa's Senate passed a controversial bill Tuesday that would allow minors to work longer hours and work in currently banned roles, like serving alcohol at restaurants, the Des Moines …

NBA, players reach deal for a new labor agreement

The most financially successful era in NBA history will continue uninterrupted for at least six more years, after the league and its players came to a tentative agreement on a new Collective …

Push in states for $20 minimum wage as inflation persists

Just years after labor activists persuaded a handful of states to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers initially thrilled with the pay bump are finding their hard-won gains erased by …

Union Pacific drops push for one-person crews

Union Pacific has become the second major freight railroad in recent weeks to back away from the industry's longstanding push to cut train crews down to one person as lawmakers and regulators …

Public pension plan losses from bank failures seen as minor

When two tech-linked U.S. banks failed this month, among the investors who lost millions were public-sector pension funds responsible for ensuring the retirements of teachers, firefighters and other …

Do-not-eat listing draws lawsuit from Maine lobster industry

A coalition representing the Maine lobster industry is suing an aquarium on the other side of the country for recommending that seafood customers avoid buying a variety of lobster mostly harvested in …

California court rules for Uber, Lyft in ride-hailing case

App-based ride hailing and delivery companies like Uber and Lyft can continue to treat their California drivers as independent contractors, a state appeals court ruled Monday, allowing the tech …

Shoe polish stands begin to vanish, lose their shine

On a recent winter weekday at Penn Station Shoe Repair and Shoe Shine, men hop onto shoeshine chairs and pull out newspapers and phones to read while shoe shiners get to work applying polish and …

11 states consider 'right to repair' for farming equipment

On Colorado's northeastern plains, where the pencil-straight horizon divides golden fields and blue sky, a farmer named Danny Wood scrambles to plant and harvest proso millet, dryland corn and winter …

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U.K. Shorter hours = happier workers Dozens of companies with more than 3,000 employees in Britain took part in the largest ever trial of working a four-day work week and the results, released this …

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