Posts Tagged Social issues

War of words in Northwestern-athletes’ union fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school’s appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.

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Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro’s main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

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Gay rights group sends petition to IOC

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

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Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

This Sept. 12, 2103 file photo shows women linking their arms and sit in a circle to block the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey Avenue SE outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washingto to protest Congress' inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform. They are all arrested soon after this images is taken. Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election if the president doesn’t curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain in the U.S. legally, including parents of children who were born in the U.S. or were brought to the country illegally. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the anger and despair building within the Latino community. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

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