Economy

  • September 1, 1997  

    On this Labor Day, the NewsHour joins with PBS’ State of the Union to examine the American workplace. One of the most pressing issues facing the American worker is the growing use of temporary or contract workers. Continue reading

  • September 1, 1997  

    On this Labor Day, the NewsHour joins with PBS’ State of the Union to examine the American workplace. One of the most pressing issues facing the American worker is the growing use of temporary or contract workers. Paul Solman leads a discussion on the issue. Continue reading

  • August 22, 1997  

    Only three days after leading the Teamsters in celebration over a settlement in the UPS strike, Ron Carey had his 1996 re-election as president of the union was voided by the federally appointed election observer. Charles Krause talks with Barbara Zack Quindel, the Teamsters election monitor who voided the election. Continue reading

  • August 20, 1997  

    In the short term, the 15-day UPS strike caused shipping delays and cost millions. An agreement has been reached, but what’s the long term impact on labor/management relations? Paul Solman discusses the fallout of the strike with industry experts. Continue reading

  • August 19, 1997  

    UPS workers will return to work after a painful 15-day strike that affected mail delivery throughout the United States. The Teamsters Union won many of the bargaining points. 10,000 part-time jobs will become full-time positions and the union will maintain control of the pension funds. Continue reading

  • August 19, 1997  

    UPS workers will return to work after a painful 15-day strike that affected mail delivery throughout the United States. The Teamsters Union won many of the bargaining points. 10,000 part-time jobs will become full-time positions and the union will maintain control of the pension funds. Continue reading

  • August 18, 1997  

    The book selling business isn’t easy when your competition is thousands of square feet and carries 175,000 titles. Will superstores write a tragic ending for smaller, independent sellers? Betty Ann Bowser files this report. Continue reading

  • August 15, 1997  

    It has been two weeks since the Teamsters went on strike against UPS, and there has been very little progress. Since the strike began, UPS has only been able to handle 10 percent of the 12 million packages it usually delivers everyday. As a result, UPS competitors are trying hard to carry the extra load. Continue reading

  • August 15, 1997  

    After the stock market dropped 247 points in the Dow Jones Idustrial Average, two chief economists explain why the sudden drop. Continue reading

  • August 12, 1997  

    On Day Nine of the UPS strike, the AFL-CIO has agreed to support strikers, and the two dueling sides held news conferences rather than talks. How does this affect business and labor? Paul Solman discusses the broader implications of the strike with two professors of labor studies. Continue reading