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California regulators suspend San Francisco robotaxi service for safety reasons

California regulators have revoked the license of a robotaxi service owned by General Motors after determining its driverless cars that recently began transporting passengers throughout San Francisco …

States hope finding jobs for migrants will help clear shelter overload

States and cities are taking advantage of expedited work authorizations for a flood of new migrants, seeking to match them with jobs so they can support their families while they wait for asylum …

Families and providers scramble after childcare programs lose federal funding

Providers say millions of children and their families are now at risk of losing vital daycare services. After two years of receiving federal subsidies, 220,000 child care programs across the country …

Thousands of health-care workers go on strike in multiple states over wages and staff shortages

Picketing began Wednesday at Kaiser Permanente hospitals as some 75,000 health care workers went on strike in Virginia, California and three other states over wages and staffing shortages, marking …

States and cities eye stronger protections for gig economy workers

Joshua Wood remembers days during the COVID-19 lockdown when New York City’s streets were practically empty, save for workers like him. That experience convinced the 25-year-old Brooklynite — who …

States sweeten their offers to chipmakers in competition for jobs

“Oregon’s been at this for decades,” the governor’s office assures potential investors in its so-called Silicon Forest. The Lone Star State’s governor calls it a “race that Texas must win …

UAW strike exposes tensions between Biden goals

Two of President Joe Biden 's top goals — fighting climate change and expanding the middle class by supporting unions — are colliding in the key battleground state of Michigan as the United Auto …

AI goes to Washington

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has been talking for months about accomplishing a potentially impossible task: passing bipartisan legislation within the next year that encourages the rapid …

Artists seek complete control over their public exhibitions

If things had gone as originally planned, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum would have launched its fall exhibition last week. But officials postponed the show six weeks before the opening over concern …

Citing hiring woes, some small towns are disbanding police forces

As Goodhue Police Chief Josh Smith struggled this summer to fill vacancies in his small department, he warned the town's City Council that unless pay and benefits improved, finding new officers would …

UAW's clash with Big 3 shows off a more confrontational union as strike deadline looms

A 46% pay raise. A 32-hour week with 40 hours of pay. A restoration of traditional pensions. The demands that a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis and …

Biden celebrates unions and job creation during Labor Day appearance

President Joe Biden, who often says he's the most pro-union president in history, touted the importance of organized labor and applauded American workers in building the economy during a Labor Day …

Hollywood's working class turns to nonprofit funds

Shawn Batey was sweating in the August sun on the 100th day of the writers strike, carrying her "IATSE Solidarity" sign on the picket line outside Netflix's New York offices, but she was glad to be …

As labor unrest grows, White House highlights its help to unions

As worker actions continue from Hollywood to Detroit, and new labor unions crop up at firms like Starbucks and Amazon, the White House this week highlighted its effort to bolster worker organizing. …

Would a Texas law take away workers' water breaks?

As unrelenting heat set in across Texas this summer, opponents of a sweeping new law targeting local regulations took to the airwaves and internet with an alarming message: outdoor workers would be …

San Francisco launches driverless bus service following robotaxi expansion

First came the robotaxis. Then the driverless buses arrived. San Francisco has launched an autonomous shuttle service — less than a week after California regulators approved the expansion of …

'Bidenomics,’ a once-in-generation investment, shows the pros and cons of policymaking

There are so many dots on the maps they blur into blobs — each one reflecting trillions of public and private dollars flowing in the U.S. this past year to build thousands of roads, bridges and …

Customers want instant gratification. Workers say it's pushing them to the brink

Six straight days of 12-hour driving. Single digit paychecks. The complaints come from workers in vastly different industries: UPS delivery drivers and Hollywood actors and writers. But they point to …

'The Few, the Proud' aren't so few: Marines recruiting surges

Not long ago, Marine Col. Jennifer Nash, a combat engineer with war deployments under her belt, made a vow to fellow officers as they headed to a dinner in Atlanta: She would get two new recruiting …

Biden is pitching his economic policies as a key to a manufacturing jobs revival

Bringing back factory jobs is one of the most popular of White House promises — no matter who happens to be the president. Donald Trump said he'd do it with tariffs on imports. Barack Obama said …

After decades of delays, coal miners hail black lung rule

A half-century ago, the nation's top health experts urged the federal agency in charge of mine safety to adopt strict rules protecting miners from poisonous rock dust. The inaction since — fueled …

Burnout, low pay and politics are driving away teachers of color

Rhonda Hicks could have kept working into her 60s. She loved teaching and loved her students in Philadelphia's public schools. As a Black woman, she took pride in being a role model for many children …

911 workers say centers are understaffed

Emergency call center workers say their centers are understaffed, struggling to fill vacancies and plagued by worker burnout, according to a national survey released Tuesday. The survey conducted by …

On Hollywood’s picket lines, from LA to New York

It's a "Strike Girl Summer." So read a picket sign as the sidewalks of Hollywood and midtown Manhattan teemed with actors on Day 1 of their strike, protesting alongside the writers who have  …

Squeezed by painfully high prices for two years, America's households have gained some much-needed relief with inflation reaching its lowest point since early 2021 — 3 percent in June compared with …

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