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Taiwan’s teachers union pushes government to proclaim Labor Day a national holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Federation of Teachers Unions (NFTU) on Thursday (May 12) called on the government to make Labor Day (May 1) a national holiday for all people in t...

Minor league players, MLB reach deal in minimum wage suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Minor league players and Major League Baseball have reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging teams violated minimum wage laws. Terms of the settlement were not file...

Judge: Minor leaguers work year-round, MLB violated wage law

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled that minor leaguers are year-round employees who work during training time and found Major League Baseball violated Arizona state minimum wage law and is liable f...

Taiwanese government urged to draft law to improve working conditions for migrant caregivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Migrants Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT) urged the Taiwanese government on International Women's Day (March 8) to make a new law to improve working conditions...

Taiwan rolls out survey for foreign live-in caregivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The oversight branch of the government is conducting a survey to better understand the problems and challenges facing foreign domestic caregivers. Carried out by the Co...

Oregon Legislature approves overtime pay for farmworkers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Farmworkers in Oregon would earn overtime pay under a bill that the Legislature approved on Thursday, after more than 1,000 people submitted testimony, including farmworkers who fel...

As guest workers increase, so do concerns of wage cheating

For Maribel Hernández, falling ill with COVID-19 at a Louisiana crawfish processor and losing her job was terrible enough. But the Mexican guest worker was in for another shock. A federal labor invest...

Taiwan needs to improve working conditions to attract migrant laborers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scholar has pointed out three factors contributing to Taiwan’s worsening labor shortage and the key to addressing it — improving working conditions. In ad...

Farmers alarmed as NY looks at expanded overtime for workers

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The thousands of people paid to plant corn, pick apples and milk cows in New York often work long days, six days a week — and earn overtime only after 60 hours of labor. ...

Taiwan to reopen borders to Filipino workers 'very soon': MECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on Wednesday (Jan. 12) announced that Taiwan is going to reopen its borders to Filipino workers "very soon." On...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2021. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 24,...

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started puttin...

Taiwan's Miaoli relaxes caregiver rules, factory workers still under lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an uproar over the stay-at-home order imposed on foreign migrant workers in Miaoli County because of COVID-19 infections, officials on Thursday (June 10) announced th...

Biden repeals Trump-era rule on gig workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration nullified a Trump-era rule Wednesday that would have made it easier to classify workers as independent contractors, blocking a change supported by delivery and...

Court: Black man made to work without pay entitled to $546K

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a Black man with intellectual disabilities was enslaved, beaten and forced to work more than 100 hours a week without pay in a South Carolina restaurant, his manager was sen...