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...

House OKs budget bill after stiff criticism by Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's House of Representatives passed the main bill in a just-unveiled $34 billion compromise budget plan on Tuesday, despite hard criticism by rank-and-file Democrats ...

SAS strike ends as pilot unions reach deal with management

Scandinavian airline SAS announced late on Thursday that management had reached a deal with pilot unions to end a weeklong strike that forced some 4,000 flights to be canceled and stranded over 380,00...

SAS pilots expand strike, hundreds of flights canceled

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark walked off the job on Friday after wage talks ended without an agreement. The strike has led to the cancellation of domestic, Europe...

Taiwan's regular wages up 1.86% in February

The average regular wages in Taiwan rose 1.86 percent from a year earlier in February, but the latest growth stopped a 14-month rising streak that amounted to a more than 2 percent increase, according...

Polish teachers go on strike over wages in dispute with government

Warsaw primary school teacher Anna Zajac is not able to feed her family on her salary of €500 ($563) a month. After 13 years working as a teacher, she still lives with her parents, along with her...

Andrej Babis — The anti-migrant Czech premier and his migrant workers

36-year-old Van Ga Nguyen (name has been changed to protect identity) comes from North Vietnam. Like thousands of his fellow countrymen, he sought to improve his living standards by working in a Europ...

Union ends strike at Hungary Audi plant after wage hike deal

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A union that represents workers at an Audi plant in Hungary says it has ended a seven-day strike after agreeing on a wage increase and other benefits with the German automaker...

Wolf renews bid to put state's minimum wage among highest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf rolled out a second-term proposal Wednesday to vault Pennsylvania's minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation after similar first-term proposals by the Demo...