Dec 25, 2016

GOP agenda: unions, lawsuits, abortion and school choice

Some of the issues Republicans are planning to pursue during the upcoming state legislative sessions: Abortion Ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Ban dilation and extraction abortions, a procedure more commonly used in the second trimester. Lengthen the time women must wait ...

Oct 15, 2016

Rengo to seek pay hikes for union members for fourth consecutive year

Executives heading the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) have agreed that the organization will request a pay scale hike for the fourth consecutive year in the next shunto labor-management wage negotiations toward next spring. The executives reached the agreement at a meeting Friday in ...

Jul 22, 2016

French parliament adopts contentious labor reforms

The French parliament on Thursday definitively adopted a set of contentious labor reforms that sparked months of violent protests over a perceived threat to cherished workers’ rights. Prime Minister Manuel Valls used a constitutional tool to force the legislation through parliament three times to ...