'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...

Beijing continues crack down on Marxist protesters, detaining labor activists across China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese government stepped up its suppression of workers’ rights protests over the weekend, according to multiple reports. An unknown number of student activi...

Taiwan to tighten rules against migrant labor rights violations

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved a third reading of amendments to the Employment Service Act on Friday, by which employers or employment agencies could be subject to a fine of up...

Taiwan's MOL working on banning onsite factory dorms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced yesterday (Oct. 25) that it plans on holding inter-ministerial meetings on amending the labor law to make onsite factory dormitories illeg...

US tops revised competiveness ranking for 1st time since '08

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the annual Davos conference ranked the United States first in their ranking of the world's most competitive economies for the first time in a decade Wednesday, saying the N...

Brazil votes amid anger at the ruling class

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians are choosing their leaders Sunday in an election marked by intense anger at the ruling class following years of political and economic turmoil, including what may be the la...

A glance at economic proposals of Brazil's top candidates

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians will go to the polls Sunday at a time when the economy is only slowly recovering from a prolonged recession and more than 13 million people remain out of work. ...

Unions call for Dutch probe into Ikea labor policies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of unions is calling on the Dutch government to investigate Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea over allegations three of its stores in the United States, Ireland...

The Latest: Germany's Merkel urges detailed EU-British deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's planned exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:30 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an agreement on Britai...