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U.S. freight railroads say board wage recommendations will guide worker contract agreement

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The White House is seen at sunset in Washington, U.S. March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The committee representing U.S. freight railroads in labor talks with their union workers on Wednesday said the settlement recommendations......

Abortion bans limit training options for some future U.S. physicians

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A view of the medical bed and the procedure room where abortions once took place, inside Tulsa Women’s Clinic, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Liliana Salgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 15 (Reuters) – University of Oklahoma medical student Ian Peake spent four......

Starbucks seeks to pause union elections at U.S. cafes, claims misconduct

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NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) on Monday accused the federal labor board overseeing union elections at its U.S. cafes of misconduct and asked for elections to be suspended nationwide pending the outcome of an investigation. The coffee chain said in a letter to National Labor Relations......

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

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LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the......

Trucker protests stall cargo movement at California’s No. 3 seaport

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LOS ANGELES, July 20 (Reuters) – Protests on Wednesday against a new California labor law that makes it harder for independent truckers to operate ground operations at the state’s third-busiest seaport to a virtual halt, crimping a major artery in the fragile U.S. supply chain. SSA Marine, which manages the......

Clogged California ports face new labor risk from trucking

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OAKLAND, July 18 (Reuters) – Truck drivers choked traffic at the Oakland, California, seaport on Monday protesting a state law that makes it harder for independent contractors to transport goods and could limit labor at the state’s already clogged seaports, threatening to worsen the nation’s pandemic-fueled supply chain jams. California’s......

CEO pay gains far outpace rising wages, says U.S. union report

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July 18 (Reuters) – S&P 500 (.SPX) chief executives made $18.3 million on average in 2021, 324 times the pay of their median workers and higher than the ratio in 2020, the top American labor union federation reported on Monday. Corporate leaders’ raises far outpaced wage gains that failed to......

Amazon issued 13,000 disciplinary notices at single U.S. warehouse

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Note strong language in paragraph 28 NEW YORK, July 12 (Reuters) – Amazon worker Gerald Bryson had hand-counted thousands of items in his warehouse’s inventory over three days when his manager showed him a “Supportive Feedback Document.” Bryson had made 22 errors, the 2018 write-up said, including tallying 19 products......

Four U.S. border agency employees could face discipline over treatment of Haitian migrants

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) – Four employees from U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been referred for disciplinary review over their treatment of Haitian migrants who they sought to push back across the Rio Grande using horses last September, CBP officials said on Friday as the agency released......

Medical office settles probe over asking workers for relatives’ COVID status

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Dermatology practice asked for family members’ test results U.S. agency says employer violated law banning questions about family medical history (Reuters) – A Florida medical practice has agreed to stop asking its employees to provide their family members’ COVID-19 test results to settle an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment......

Former Archegos employee sues for millions in lost pay, cites ‘toxic’ culture

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NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) – A former managing director at Archegos Capital Management LP has sued the private investment firm and its indicted founder Bill Hwang, claiming a loss of tens of millions of dollars when the firm collapsed, causing huge losses for banks. In a complaint filed on......

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, making history as the first Black woman on the nation’s top judicial body while joining it at a time when its conservative majority has been flexing its muscles in major rulings.......

U.S. appeals court vacates federal vaccine mandate pending additional hearing

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court panel said on Monday it would convene a full panel to reconsider President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring civilian federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and set aside the order pending that hearing. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the......

Tesla sued by former employees over ‘mass layoff’

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June 20 (Reuters) – Former Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) employees have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a “mass layoff” violated federal law as the company did not provide advance notice of the job cuts. The lawsuit was filed late Sunday in......

Tesla investor sues Musk, board over accusation of workplace discrimination

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June 17 (Reuters) – A Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) shareholder sued the electric car maker, Chief Executive Elon Musk and its board, accusing them of neglecting to tackle complaints about workplace discrimination and harassment, and engendering a “toxic workplace culture.” Thursday’s lawsuit is the latest against Tesla, which has been accused......

Giuliani hit with ethics charges by Washington D.C. authorities over false election claims

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WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The District of Columbia office that polices attorneys for ethical misconduct filed charges on Friday against President Donald Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, over baseless claims he made in federal court alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen. The D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel alleges......

U.S. asks Mexico to probe alleged labor abuses at Stellantis parts plant

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MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON June 6 (Reuters) – The United States has asked Mexico to probe alleged worker rights violations at a Mexican auto-parts plant owned by Italian-French carmaker Stellantis, the fourth such investigation under a revised trade deal, U.S. officials said on Monday. The U.S. request for Mexico to look into......

Walmart shareholder proposal for report on abortion ban impact fails

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 1 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) shareholders on Wednesday struck down by an overwhelming margin an activist investor-led proposal asking the retailer to produce a report assessing the impact on its employees if the U.S. Supreme Court rolls back abortion rights. The proposal, made by Clean Yield......

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

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June 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees on Tuesday night and seen by Reuters. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in......

U.S. banks’ 2021 hiring show lenders are seeking talent far beyond Wall Street

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NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – More than half of the new employees banks and other financial services companies hired in 2021 are based in Orlando, Dallas and other cities – far from Wall Street – as the battle for talent pushed companies to cast a wider net for candidates,......

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