Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in laun...

Thousands march on May Day, demand better working conditions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. ...

Workers' rights are a 2020 campaign focus this weekend

The issue of workers' rights is a focus this weekend for some of the Democrats running for president. Bernie Sanders has campaign stops in the Midwest, including a community meeting ...

Over 100 migrant workers stage flash mob in Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 100 migrant workers staged a flash mob show in Taipei on Sunday (March 24) to call for an end to sexual violence against female workers and to call for better work conditi...

Human rights groups claim Taiwan's NIA starves migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Human rights groups yesterday staged a protest in front of the National Immigration Agency (NIA) accusing the agency of starving migrant workers in its temporary detention cent...

A right to vacation? NYC idea prompts debate over days off

NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacation has both sides saying: Give me a break. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York...

Domestic workers gather to celebrate 'Roma' and the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars at a party in Los Angeles, exchanging the sneakers she wears when she takes care of children in New York for a pair...

Taiwan Chunghwa Post attempts to appease angry employees demanded to work first day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post have attempted to allay resentment among employees again after announcing they will have to work regular hours the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday. ...

'The Widows' is intriguing debut by Jess Montgomery

"The Widows: a Novel" (Minotaur), by Jess Montgomery The atmosphere of an old-fashioned Western permeates this intriguing debut that mixes workers' rights, corruption, Prohibition an...

Chair of Peking Univ. Marxist Society abducted by police ahead of Mao Zedong memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As 2018 comes to an end the Chinese government continues to harass and arrest members of a Marxist student group at China’s top university, which was suspended in Se...

Hungary*s president signs into law disputed new labor rules

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary*s president says he has signed into law disputed amendments to labor rules which greatly increase overtime hours employers can request from workers. ...

Senate Democrats see role for Congress in curbing harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said in a report Wednesday that Congress should take an active role in addressing harassment and discrimination in the American workplace, and cited fear of retaliat...

Hungary sees another day of anti-government protests

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several thousand protesters have marched peacefully through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws introduced by the Hungarian government that critics say will restrict work...

Taiwan and Indonesia to discuss raising Indonesian domestic workers’ pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesian Labor Minister Hanif Dhakiri is arriving in Taiwan Thursday for a two-day trip, during which he will discuss matters regarding the labor rights of Indonesian mi...

Mexico union says thugs broke up vote despite new trade pact

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican union says thugs broke up an attempt to certify a new, more independent union at a Finnish-owned automotive wiring plant a day before leaders of the U.S., Mexico and Canad...