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Unionizing is about to get harder for some workers

Feb 26, 2020

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Marketplace

Jack Stewart

Senior reporter

SHORT BIO

I'm a car nut and a transport nerd, so I cover trains, planes, autonomous automobiles and hyperloops for Marketplace.

What was your first job?

Making tea at a local radio station.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Elon Musk's Twitter feed.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Try decaffeinated tea.

In your next life, what would your career be?

I'd be a vet for one of the first human settlements on Mars and a part-time astronaut fireman, because it's all hands on deck when you're on a new planet.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you ______.

Tea.

What’s something that you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about?

How to pronounce the English language. Apparently it's not alumin-eee-um or renayyyysance.

 

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

The tea kettle.

Latest Stories from Jack (103)

Coronavirus

Budget cuts in a time of coronavirus

by Jack Stewart Feb 25, 2020
The HHS, Alex Azar, is likely to face questions on the COVID-19 virus when he faces congress this week.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a press conference on the coordinated public health response to COVID-19 on Jan. 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Samuel Corum/Getty Images

A new report says wages are growing, but unequally

by Jack Stewart Feb 20, 2020
The Economic Policy Institute says the highest earners are getting the biggest raises.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

Buyers love SUVs, but experts warn they come at a cost to others

by Jack Stewart Feb 13, 2020
SUVs, crossovers and pickups dominate the market. There are implications for the environment and pedestrians.
Jeff Haynes/AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus

As airlines cut China flights, there's less room for cargo

by Jack Stewart Feb 5, 2020
A sizable portion of air freight is carried in the bellies of passenger planes.
Passengers wearing protective face masks sleep on their flight to Shanghai on Feb. 4.
Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

Buffett's exit from newspaper business a "negative signal"

by Jack Stewart Jan 29, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway is selling dozens of daily and weekly newspapers.
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks to the press as he arrives at the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Can any other product rival the impact of Boeing's 737 Max on the economy?

by Jack Stewart Jan 28, 2020
What would happen to the economy if Ford stopped production of the F-150, for example?
Production on the 737 Max has officially ended. Above, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 outside a factory in Renton, Washington, in 2019.
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Driverless delivery vehicles are now allowed on California streets

by Jack Stewart Jan 17, 2020
The new rules still block large vehicles, meaning companies testing driverless big rigs have to look elsewhere.
A Nuro delivery bot drops off groceries.
Courtesy of Nuro

If you think delivery trucks contribute to road congestion now ... just wait

by Jack Stewart Jan 15, 2020
The World Economic Forum says there could be 36% more delivery vehicles on the roads over the next decade.
A FedEx delivery truck in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in August 2019.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Vehicle sales remained strong in 2019

by Jack Stewart Jan 6, 2020
In the aftermath of the Great Recession there's no way anyone would have predicted sales this robust.
This photo shows a Ford logo on a front bumper as Ford 2018 and 2019 F-150 trucks sit on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company's Rouge Complex on September 27, 2018 in Dearborn, Michigan.
JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images

Flying taxis are promised soon. But how will they actually work?

by Jack Stewart Jan 3, 2020
We took a ride over Los Angeles as part of a demonstration of an urban air taxi experience.
The Bell Nexus concept vehicle is one of several designs for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles that can be used as air taxis.
Eva Hambach/AFP