Workers

TURIN, Italy | Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO

TURIN, Italy— The heir to Fiat’s founding family has paid an emotional farewell to the late CEO Sergio Marchionne, who died suddenly in July, saying “he taught all of us … to have the courage to change.” John Elkann, his voice cracking, echoed Marchionne’s indefatigable work ethic in his homage, saying “never take a break … Continue reading TURIN, Italy | Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO

NEW DELHI | Indian farmers march to seek better prices for produce

NEW DELHI  — Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers have marched through New Delhi streets demanding better wages, more jobs, higher prices for their produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Waving red communist flags and banners, the protesters ended their rally near India’s Parliament, blaming the government for the agriculture sector’s … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian farmers march to seek better prices for produce

WASHINGTON | Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

WARSAW, Poland  | The Latest: Polish rescue workers find 2nd body in mine

WARSAW, Poland  — The Latest on the missing miners in Poland (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Polish rescue workers say they have found a second body after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland. Two miners were found dead Sunday and three others remain missing some 900 meters (2,950 feet) below ground since … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland  | The Latest: Polish rescue workers find 2nd body in mine

WARSAW, Poland  | Poland rescue workers find 1 miner dead; 3 still missing

WARSAW, Poland  — Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the body of 38-year-old coal miner, the first fatality after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland. Three other miners have been missing some 900 meters (2,950 feet) below ground since Saturday morning at the mine in the town of Jastrzebie-Zdroj, close to Poland’s … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland  | Poland rescue workers find 1 miner dead; 3 still missing

MANILA, Philippines | Workers, activists mark May Day with defiant rallies

MANILA, Philippines —Workers and activists marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies to demand their government address labor issues. International Workers’ Day is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, sometimes leading to confrontations. A look at some of the events around the world: ___ RUSSIA More than 100,000 … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Workers, activists mark May Day with defiant rallies

Workers to strike at 250 companies in Germany next week

BERLIN/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The head of Germany’s largest industrial workers’ union says workers will strike in about 250 companies next week after negotiations with employers broke down. The head of IG Metall union, Joerg Hofmann, told Bild newspaper on Sunday that workers will go on 24-hour strikes across the country and that small and big … Continue reading Workers to strike at 250 companies in Germany next week

Fire injures 31 workers at paper mill in southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Iranian media say a fire that broke out at a paper mill has injured 31 workers in southern Iran. Saturday’s state TV report says 11 workers were taken to local hospitals and 20 received on-site treatment as their injuries were not severe. The report said firefighters are still trying to put … Continue reading Fire injures 31 workers at paper mill in southern Iran