Posts Tagged Labor issues

Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union, left, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast, right, shake hands in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a tentative labor agreement was reached at Cuomo's office in New York on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation’s largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday.

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Bolivia on verge of legalizing work from age 10

In this July 7, 2014, photo, Lucas, 13, polishes shoes on a street in La Paz, Bolivia. While most of the rest of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia is on the verge of becoming the first nation legalize it from age 10. Congress has approved the proposal and all that’s now required is President Evo Morales’ signature. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto’s stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.

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