Politics

  • August 18, 1997  

    Federal officials ordered a recall of 1.2 million pounds of hamburger meat. The meat originated from a Hudson plant in Nebraska and is contaminated with E. coli. After a background report with Kwame Holman, Paul Solman interviews the head of food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota’s state epidemiologist. 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 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

  • August 8, 1997  

    The situation between UPS and its striking workers continues unresolved as Teamsters face the end of their first week without pay. Continue reading

  • August 8, 1997  

    The situation between UPS and its striking workers continues unresolved as Teamsters face the end of their first week without pay. Charles Krause has our report. Continue reading

  • August 7, 1997  

    Should online porn be available at local libraries? Spencer Michels reports as patrons and librarians alike debate whether putting limits on Internet access protects kids or violates the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • August 4, 1997  

    A strike by the Teamsters Union has idled the United Parcel Service. At issue are wages, benefits and a demand that many part-time jobs be converted to full-time positions. Continue reading

  • August 4, 1997  

    A strike by the Teamsters Union has idled the United Parcel Service. At issue are wages, benefits and a demand that many part-time jobs be converted to full-time positions. Continue reading

  • August 1, 1997  

    Three men are arrested for building five powerful bombs in a Brooklyn building. Police and the FBI reported that the suspects were “planning to target U.S. and Jewish interests worldwide.” Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • July 30, 1997  

    The American Bar Association said recently it believes the federal law that limits death penalty appeals may be unconstitutional, and has called for a moritorium on executions in 38 states. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading