Workers

OSSINING, N.Y. | Police officer rescues chicken from fire

OSSINING, N.Y. — A police officer who saved a chicken from becoming a roaster is taking a ribbing from his fellow officers. Body cam video released by the Ossining, New York, police shows the officer responding to a shed fire on Saturday. He removed some propane tanks when he discovered the chicken. The bird clucks … Continue reading OSSINING, N.Y. | Police officer rescues chicken from fire

NEW YORK | Former Toys R Us workers to get $20M in hardship fund

NEW YORK — Two private equity owners of the iconic Toys R Us toy chain have set up a $20 million hardship fund for the thousands of former workers left jobless and without severance after the chain was liquidated in June. KKR and Bain Capital announced Tuesday the creation of the fund aimed at helping … Continue reading NEW YORK | Former Toys R Us workers to get $20M in hardship fund

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