UPS and the Teamsters union — which represents about 340,000 UPS workers nationwide — reached a tentative labor deal on Tuesday, averting what would have been the largest strike involving a single employer in the history of the United States. Workers still need to ratify the agreement, which includes wage increases and new worker protections.
Though the Supreme Court ended affirmative action in higher education this summer, the Department of Education has opened a civil rights investigation into Harvard University’s legacy admissions policy. The probe will look into allegations from a complaint filed earlier this month, which accuses the university of giving preferential treatment to white, wealthy students.
And in headlines: a federal judge blocked the Biden administration’s new rules for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, Ecuador’s president declared a state of emergency following a wave of deadly gang violence, and Trader Joe’s recalled two types of cookies that could contain rocks.
Senate Republicans blocked meaningful gun control once again Wednesday by stopping a Democratic measure that would have banned assault-style weapons. Unfortunately, the failed Congressional effort came on the same day as a mass shooting on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where...
GOP Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama finally backed down on Tuesday after single-handedly blocking nearly every single military promotion for almost a year. He released the vast majority of his holds, and shortly afterwards the Senate confirmed the promotions of 440 service members.