Business May 27, 2019

Dutch judge rules Schiphol trains must run during strike

A Dutch judge Sunday ruled against plans by the country's largest trade union to allow train drivers serving Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport to join a country-wide strike. Thousands of bus, train and tram drivers are expected strike on Tuesday in protest at government plans to ...

Younger animators still struggling amid anime boom

Culture May 8, 2019

Younger animators still struggling amid anime boom

by Matt Schley

By all outward appearances, Japan's animation industry is thriving. A recent report by The Association for Japanese Animations indicates the industry's worth as a whole topped over ¥2 trillion in 2017 — a new record. International streaming services like Netflix and Crunchyroll have begun ...

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

Business Apr 24, 2019

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

The head of the largest U.S. labor union said Tuesday he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labor reforms required by the deal. Richard Trumka, president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO, said the U.S. Congress is ...