States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city's 18-bed hospital can't handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many counties are slashing sizable chunks of th...

Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and...

Ex-Blackfeet chairman gets 10 months prison in fraud case

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who defrauded a tribal Head Start early education program through an overtime pay scheme was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison and his p...

Ex-campaign staffer sues Bloomberg over layoffs, cites fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former staffer for Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign filed a class-action lawsuit Monday alleging the billionaire broke a promise to pay his thousands of campaign workers thro...

Rally demands better work conditions for migrant caregivers in Taiwan

A women's rights group and a coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in downtown Taipei Sunday to demand better work conditions for women migrant domestic helpers and caregivers on Inter...

Steyer, buoyed by polling, makes push for Latinos in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driving on any freeway in Las Vegas, you’re likely to see Tom Steyer’s face. Turn on the radio, you might hear his voice. Turn on the television, you’ll probably run across his campai...

Kentucky coal miners end protest with paychecks

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky coal miners who blocked a railroad track for three days over unpaid wages have ended their protest, claiming victory with their paychecks. ...

Total take-home pay up in Taiwan but regular wages stagnant

Taiwan's workers saw their total earnings adjusted for inflation rise in the first 11 months of 2019 from a year earlier despite real wages remaining at a level seen in 2003, according to figures ...

Taiwan MOL: Employees working election day must receive overtime pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Friday (Dec. 27) that employers must pay overtime to employees who work on Jan. 11, 2020, the day of the country's preside...

Court: Airline's workers can't sue as class in pay dispute

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — American Airlines workers at Newark's airport who claim in a lawsuit they've been shorted on overtime pay can't sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week. ...

Average regular wage growth in Taiwan returns to 2% in October

The year-on-year growth in average regular monthly wages in October returned to 2 percent, after a slower increase below that level in September, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accoun...

66% of Taiwan's office workers to vote in 2020 elections: poll

As Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections draw near, 66 percent of office workers said they will vote on Jan. 11, according to a survey released Monday by online job bank yes123. ...

Taiwan's average regular wage rises 2.22% in August

The average regular wage in Taiwan rose 2.22 percent from a year earlier in August, after a revised 2.49 percent year-on-year increase in July, indicating the local labor market has seen some impact f...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 25 The Japan News on how world leaders responded at the United Nations Climate Action Summit:...

Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven't had enough time to scour his record of leg...