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Worker shortages are fueling America's biggest labor crisis

Worker shortages are fueling America’s biggest labor crisis

Weary workers in education, healthcare and railroads are pulling back after months of staffing shortages September 16, 2022 4:34pm EST On September 13, in Minneapolis, prominent nurses demonstrated on the public sidewalk outside Riverside Hospital, demanding better working conditions. (Annabelle Malkovich of The Washington Post) The U.S. economy shut down within hours as unions and …

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FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other 'gig' companies

FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other ‘gig’ companies

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it plans to crack down on the exploitation of gig workers, saying they are entitled to protections regardless of their category of workers. The commission adopted a policy statement detailing the issues facing gig workers — including deceptive claims about their wages and hours, unfair contract terms, and …

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FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other 'gig' companies

FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other ‘gig’ companies

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it plans to crack down on the exploitation of gig workers, saying they are entitled to protections regardless of their category of workers. The commission adopted a policy statement detailing the issues facing gig workers — including deceptive claims about their wages and hours, unfair contract terms, and …

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Biden says preliminary railroad labor deal has been reached to avoid strikes

Biden says preliminary railroad labor deal has been reached to avoid strikes

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Amtrak Johnstown train station on September 30, 2020 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Andrew Harnick/The Associated Press hide caption toggle title Andrew Harnick/The Associated Press Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Amtrak Johnstown train station on September 30, 2020 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Andrew Harnick/The Associated Press WASHINGTON …

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Biden says tentative railroad labor deal reached

Biden says tentative railroad labor deal reached

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that a tentative railroad labor agreement has been reached, avoiding a potentially devastating strike ahead of key midterm elections. He said the preliminary agreement “will keep our critical rail system functioning and avoid disrupting our economy.” The Democratic president believes that unions build a middle class, but …

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Railroads say they won't turn workers away when negotiators meet with Labor Secretary Walsh

Railroads say they won’t turn workers away when negotiators meet with Labor Secretary Walsh

Negotiators from rail carriers and unions met Wednesday in the office of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh as the two sides tried to negotiate a deal ahead of Friday’s strike deadline. The meeting started just after 9:00 AM ET. A Labor Department spokeswoman said negotiations were still ongoing as of noon. “The parties are negotiating in …

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Record-hot labor market leaves Minnesota scrambling to find workers

Record-hot labor market leaves Minnesota scrambling to find workers

Ice cream scoops can make $17 an hour, and at least one company has hired from Puerto Rico, a state with a 1.8 percent unemployment rate September 4, 2022 7:00AM EST Last month, Robbie Wright painted metal equipment at Jones Metal, a family-owned business in Mankato, Minnesota. (Carolyn Young of The Washington Post) comment on …

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Traveling this Labor Day weekend?Whether flying or driving, look forward to

Traveling this Labor Day weekend?Whether flying or driving, look forward to

There’s nothing more exciting than hitting the road for a Labor Day weekend trip. But we all know how quickly that excitement wears off when we have a car breakdown or a delayed flight. AAA said they expect more than 545,000 car breakdowns over the holiday season. Battery issues, flat tires and work stoppages are …

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