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Court ruling may make it harder to cut train crew sizes to 1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's decision to drop a proposal to require freight trains to have at least two crew members, a plan that was drafted after sever...

On Baseball: MLB work stoppage in 2022 increasingly likely

NEW YORK (AP) — A work stoppage at the start of spring training 2022 seems increasingly likely after baseball players refused to negotiate with owners over a one-month delay for this spring training a...

Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications...

Taiwan's Wistron, contractors accused of labor law violation in India: reports

Taiwan-based contract electronics maker Wistron Corp. and its manpower contractors have been accused of violating labor laws in India after a riot occurred in the Taiwanese firm's factory in the S...

Taiwan ends short-term contract extensions for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (Nov. 23) stated that it has discontinued a program allowing short-term contract extensions for migrant workers. As the Wuhan coro...

The Latest: LA declares fiscal emergency, 15K jobs at risk

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council has declared a fiscal emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, paving the way to furlough about 15,000 employees. Wednesday’s decla...

Rust Belt region banks on becoming hub for electric vehicles

The day Youngstown's steel mills began shutting down 40 years ago remains fresh in the minds of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don’t want the recent closing of Gen...

The Latest: Manfred say MLB seeking answers on baseballs

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says "there is no evidence from the scientis...

Union wants competitive environment, meaningful free agency

CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of the baseball players' association has detailed the union's goals during collective bargaining, listing the restoration of a "competitive environment" and "meaningful free ...

Official says pro-company unions will melt away in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says a majority of the country's labor contracts are probably fake, pro-company deals that provide only minimal wages and benefits. But the assi...

Mexican president unleashes labor unrest at border plants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mass strike at 48 "maquiladora," or manufacturer, plants in Mexico's border city of Matamoros is heading for victory, bringing pay raises for laborers who make less than $1 an hou...

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

HOTAN, China (AP) — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China's far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growl...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 26 The Washington Post on a new federal climate change report: ...

NAFTA 2.0 could draw some jobs back to US, but at what cost?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists his new North American trade deal will deliver a victory for U.S. factory workers by returning many high-paying jobs to the United States. ...

Mexico-US trade deal unlikely to boost low Mexican wages

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many in the U.S. government, and even some in Mexico, say the new trade agreement between the two countries will help increase the extremely low wages in Mexico's auto industry. ...