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Threat of rail strike ends

- Analysis
Both the Senate and House of Representatives have approved a measure enforcing the Biden administration’s agreement to settle the rail strike.

AMLO proposes 20% rise in Mexican minimum wage

- Analysis
The gap in pay between the U.S. and Mexico remains huge, but it has been shrinking as Mexico’s minimum wage has significantly increased over the last 4 years.

Biden pushes Congress to enact rail agreement

- Analysis
The U.S. national rail strike has been postponed, not averted. The major railroads and the railroad workers’ unions have been at an impasse since the summer.

FFVA says government ag wage rate to increase dramatically for Florida growers

- General News
The USDA released the results of its most recent Farm Labor Survey, and once again, the critical need for ag labor reform to stabilize wages is affirmed.

The last legs of Title 42

- Analysis
Title 42 appears to be on its last legs. This measure was implemented by the previous presidential administration as a precaution against the coronavirus. It was used to exclude over a million illegal immigrants from the south of the border on grounds of public health.

Third union rejects railway contract

- Analysis
Following the midterms has been so fascinating that other news stories have faded into the background. Like a potential nationwide rail strike. When could that happen? Maybe December.

Northwest startups partner on modular, robotic pizza kitchens

- General News
Picnic Works, a Seattle-based developer of kitchen automation technology, today announced a partnership with ContekPro, a Portland-based manufacturer of modular kitchens.

United Robotics Group enters the North American market

- General News
United Robotics Group, with global offices in Bochum, Germany and Paris, France opens its North American subsidiary based in Los Angeles, California, and simultaneously launches the future of human-robot collaboration with CobiotX.

The typical guestworker: not who you think

- Analysis
Who is a guestworker in the United States? You may have a picture in your mind: a migrant Hispanic out working out in the fields.

Sysco at “impasse” with Boston, Syracuse union contract negotiations

- General News
Sysco says negotiations stalled because "the Teamsters’ agenda is aimed at gaining attention and promoting the interests of the union leadership."