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Taiwan railway union plans overtime ban for Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) said Wednesday (May 18) that 90% of its members had signed a call for an overtime ban during the June 3-5 Dragon Boat Festival holida...

18 local trains will function in Taiwan May 1 despite union action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though the vast majority of Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) staff will follow their unions' call not to work on Sunday (May 1), 18 local train services will ...

Taiwan mobilizes buses, high-speed trains for May 1 without TRA trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train services on May 1 due to union action, prompting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to say...

Business Highlights: March hiring continues, markets rise

___ Amazon workers in NYC vote to unionize in historic labor win NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted to unionize on Friday, marking the...

Europe, Canada close their airspace to Russian airplanes

Europe and Canada said Sunday they would close their airspace to Russian airlines after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, raising the pressure on the United States to do the same. Europe...

Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

CHICAGO (AP) — Students in the nation's third-largest school district returned to classrooms Wednesday after Chicago Public Schools canceled five days of classes amid a standoff with the teachers' uni...

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class

CHICAGO (AP) — Students are poised to return to Chicago Public Schools after leaders of the teachers union approved a plan with the nation's third-largest district over COVID-19 safety protocols, endi...

No deal, no school: Chicago cancels classes for a 2nd day

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school leaders canceled classes Thursday for a second consecutive day after failing to reach agreement with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols in the nation’s thi...

Paris airport workers block terminal to protest pay cut

PARIS (AP) — Paris airport workers protesting pay cuts on Friday blocked a busy terminal at a Charles de Gaulle Airport and skirmished with police, prompting flight delays and causing travel chaos and...

Customs strike cripples businesses in Sri Lanka's capital

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Food importers and wholesalers have shut their shops in Sri Lanka's capital to demand the government resolve a "work to rule" action by custom officials at the island nation'...

Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun dealers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor's policy and prompting a gun owners group to threaten legal action...