Schumer proposes $25,000 "heroes" pay for frontline workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for up to $25,000 “heroes” pay for frontline health care and service industry workers, as Congress pushes ahead with a new coronavir...

Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US

HAVANA (AP) — For two years the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs __ state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of sof...

Workers of Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer go on strike

SAO PAULO (AP) — Metalworkers at Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer have started a strike and halted production at the company's main plant outside metropolitan Sao Paulo. The union of...

Breaking News! Taiwan's monthly minimum wage raised by 3%, hourly pay up 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent, while the hourly minimum rate has been hiked by five percent. After several hours of negotiations toda...

The Latest: House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The House has approved legislation to raise the federal ...

House set to approve phased-in $15 fed minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in a decade, the House is set to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage — to $15 an hour, including for tipped workers. Passage was expe...

54% of Taiwan's employers planning 3.5% pay raise in H2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly 54 percent of companies in Taiwan plan on giving their employees a 3.5 percent raise on average in the second half of this year, below the 6 percent average expectation ...

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics raises workers' salaries by 3.378%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑) gave its employees a 3.378 percent pay raise this year. After negotiations between FPG President Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵) and workers' union ...

Congressional leaders eye restoring automatic pay hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of senior House lawmakers, frustrated by a decade of frozen congressional salaries, are quietly exploring whether to accept an annual pay raise that they've shunned since B...

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protest...

New GOP governor proposes $1,200 raise for Oklahoma teachers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Vowing to make education a priority for his administration following a teacher rebellion that shuttered schools for two weeks last year, Oklahoma's new Republican governor told la...

More than 25,000 workers strike at Mexican border factories

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 25,000 Mexican workers at dozens of factories south of Brownsville, Texas, have gone on strike after owners of the plants that assemble for export refused union demands fo...

Colorado governor works to try to prevent teachers strike

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday he is seeking to prevent Denver teachers from walking off the job next week after they overwhelmingly voted to strike over pay. ...

Union at Audi plant in Hungary to hold week-long strike

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A union of autoworkers at a plant in Hungary of German carmaker Audi says it will launch a week-long strike after unsuccessful negotiations over wages and benefits with the co...

The Latest: Los Angeles teachers return to schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Los Angeles public school teachers are back on the job afte...