Andrea Hsu

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Freight rail union rejects contract, increasing the possibility of a strike

Monday, November 21, 2022

The largest freight rail union has voted to reject the contract agreement brokered by the Biden administration. The two sides return to the bargaining table, but the possibility of a strike remains.

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Largest freight rail union rejects contract agreement, heads back to bargaining table

Monday, November 21, 2022

The rail union representing 28,000 freight rail conductors, brakemen and yardmen has voted down the contract deal brokered by the Biden administration back in September.

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As holidays near, a nationwide rail strike is still on the table. Here's the latest

Thursday, November 17, 2022

So far, three of 12 unions representing freight rail workers have rejected the contract deal brokered by the Biden administration in September. Those unions are holding out for paid sick leave.

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Men are struggling. A new book explores why and what to do about it

Friday, November 04, 2022

In his new book Of Boys and Men, Richard V. Reeves of the Brookings Institution argues that men must move into fields that are now dominated by women to reverse economic declines.

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The bond that broke the internet

Monday, October 31, 2022

US Treasury bonds are known as a super safe, super boring place to put your money. But the Series I Savings Bond got so popular last week, the surge in demand crashed the Treasury's website

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The driver of the big rig one lane over might soon be one of these teenagers

Friday, October 28, 2022

The trucking industry projects it will need to hire over a million drivers over the next decade. One idea that's gained some traction: Bring in younger drivers, starting in high school.

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Early retirement took off during the pandemic. An economic downturn could change that

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Millions of workers left the labor force during the pandemic. Older workers have been slow to return, in part because many found themselves financially secure enough to retire.

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Many older workers retired after the pandemic gave them time to rethink priorities

Monday, October 24, 2022

Older workers have not returned to the workforce at the same rate as the under-55 set. Many college-educated older workers in particular are financially secure enough to retire.

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Starbucks workers have unionized at record speed; many fear retaliation now

Sunday, October 02, 2022

More than 300 Starbucks stores have held union elections in less than a year, a remarkable feat. But now workers blame "scorched-earth" union busting by Starbucks for a slowdown in the momentum.

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A look at the tentative deal between freight railroads and rail workers' unions

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Freight rail carriers and the unions representing rail workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The deal includes wages increases and medical exemptions from attendance policies.

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President Biden touts tentative labor deal to avert rail strike

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The strike would have had ripple effects across America's economy. Railroads, manufacturers and shippers were preparing for the worst.

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Biden says tentative railway labor deal has been reached, averting a strike

Thursday, September 15, 2022

President Joe Biden said Thursday a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections.

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How an attendance policy brought the U.S. to the brink of a nationwide rail strike

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Freight rail workers had threatened to strike Friday. The unions were unhappy about a policy that penalizes workers who take unscheduled time off, including for medical needs.

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The impact of a potential major railroad shutdown

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Grueling, unpredictable schedules are among the issues railroad workers are threatening to strike over. As a potential shutdown looms, here's a look at what the potential ramifications could be.

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Before the holiday season, workers at America's busiest ports are fighting the robots

Sunday, September 11, 2022

As the shipping industry pushes for more automation at West Coast ports, the powerful union representing dockworkers is fighting back, saying robots will only kill good American jobs.

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Retired labor leader says his former union must think outside the box to save jobs

Sunday, September 11, 2022

James Spinosa led the West Coast dockworkers union through tumultuous shifts to new technologies over decades. With the shipping industry now pushing for more automation, he reflects on what's ahead.

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California dockworkers are worried about losing their good-paying jobs to robots

Thursday, September 08, 2022

West Coast dockworkers and the shipping industry are locked in contract negotiations. Dockworkers are fighting to keep high paying jobs from being automated.

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More than 2 years into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to roil the labor market

Monday, September 05, 2022

The disruptions to the labor market brought on by the pandemic continue to play out today. Workers are responding to burnout by striking, quitting and refusing to return to offices.

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Quiet quitting, real quitting, unionizing — what else are American workers up to?

Sunday, September 04, 2022

How we work, when we work, how much we work – it's all shifting on a scale not seen in decades.

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Millions of Americans have long COVID. Many of them are no longer working

Sunday, July 31, 2022

An estimated 4 million workers in the U.S. are struggling to work due to debilitating symptoms from long COVID. The government is urging employers to provide accommodations to keep them on the job.

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