To court Latinos, Democrats have to expand strategy in 2022

PHOENIX (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign credits its success in Arizona to the immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for nearly two decades. The fr...

Taiwan’s TSMC to implement 20% pay increase 2021: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is reportedly embarking on a “structural pay raise” scheme that involves a record 20-percent wage hike next y...

Average yearly salary in Taiwan rises to NT$641,000 despite pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey by Taiwan's top job hunting website has found that the average annual salary increased to NT$641,000 (US$22,400) as Taiwan was able to quickly contain the Wuh...

Germany: Nationwide transit strike hits commuters

Local public transport was disrupted across Germany on Tuesday morning as workers went on strike. The work stoppage hit commuters in the capital, Berlin, as well as other major cities, including Hamb...

Sri Lanka's Ceylon tea workers live under a legacy of exploitation

Tea plants cover the hillside like a green blanket and a group of women carrying baskets slowly begin moving up the rows like small colored ants. We have just arrived in Nanu Oya, a village in the ...

Tsai administration to raise Taiwan's minimum wage to NT$24,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Aug. 25) announced that the minimum monthly wage will be raised at the start of next year and that a new minimum wage la...

Taiwan to raise minimum monthly wage by less than 1% in lowest hike since 2016

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The official minimum monthly wage is expected to rise 0.84 percent to NT$24,000 (US$815) per month from next Jan. 1, the lowest rate of increase since a freeze in 2016. ...

Virginia gov seeks to delay minimum wage hike due to virus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed an amendment to a bill increasing the state's minimum wage that would delay it...

Business Fallout: Best Buy goes curbside; Target raises pay

Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China. The outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disru...

7 changes to affect foreigners living in Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple changes will go into effect in Taiwan in the new year. Here is a list of several that foreigners living in the country should know. Increase of minimum monthly...

About 2,000 workers prepare to strike against miner Asarco

About 2,000 workers at copper producer Asarco are preparing to picket in Arizona and Texas after voting to strike. The United Steelworkers said late Friday that workers rejected the ...

Taiwan scholars praise minimum wage hike, warn of possible negative effects

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan scholars on Wednesday praised a Ministry of Labor (MOL) committee decision earlier in the day to raise the minimum wage next year, but also warned of possible negative effects, inc...

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 Central Bank calls for minimum wage increase

(Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) has called for a reasonable increase to the national minimum wage, invoking resistance from business leaders. Governor Yang mainta...

Greek ferries tied up in port in 24-hour seamen's strike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour strike by seamen has left Greek ferries and other passenger boats tied up in port, stranding tourists and Greeks heading for vacation and leaving many islands cut off f...