Indonesia looks for Taiwanese people smuggling gang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Indonesia are looking for six Taiwanese suspects who recruited 40 Indonesians ostensibly to study at Chienkuo Technology University (CKTU, 建國科技大學) in Changhua Ci...

Venezuela boosts worker pay again amid hyperinflation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has dramatically hiked the minimum wage in a move that critics expect will do little to alleviate widespread suffering in the crisis-torn country. ...

Wages in Chinese manufacturing sector stagnate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As growth in China’s manufacturing sector slows, about 80 percent of factory workers in China’s Yangtze River Delta area take home about the same amount of pay...

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 ...

UAW-GM talks progress but wage, job security issues remain

DETROIT (AP) — A top union negotiator says bargainers are making progress on a contract that could end a 19-day strike against General Motors. United Auto Workers Vice President Terr...

Rylan defiant in face of detractors as NWHL opens 5th season

National Women's Hockey League founder and commissioner Dani Rylan has a blunt message for her detractors in preparing to open her fifth season. "We're not going anywhere. We're just...

AP Source: GM offer short on earnings, temporary workers

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors contract offer to striking union members has wage increases or lump-sum payments in all four years. But a person briefed on the offer says it was rejected because it to...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 1 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the guilty verdict for a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man: Dallas County jurors made a po...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2019. There are 90 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1...

EU jobs chief nominee: no plan for European minimum wage

BRUSSELS (AP) — The official set to become the European Union's employment chief has no plan to create a European minimum wage. Laying out his priorities during a hearing by European...

Xi Jinping reiterates China's plan to take over Taiwan, touts 'one country, two systems'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke before cameras on two occasions to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime, and each time Xi emphasized the p...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2019. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 201...

Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest rate since May 2008

BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that the unemployment rate across the 19-country eurozone fell in August to its lowest rate since May 2008. Eurostat, the European Union's stati...

Diverse legal network boosts low-wage women's #MeToo cases

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, a diverse group of attorneys across the United States has enlisted with a defense fund that helps low-wage workers pursue potentially costly sexual misconduct cases. ...

Could Washington's impeachment drama spark China trade deal?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China. As th...