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The UAW is taking aim at temp workers
Sep 18, 2023

The UAW is taking aim at temp workers

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Striking workers are angry about automakers' reliance on temporary and “tiered” workers. How did the industry get here? Plus, a look at the current investor gold rush.

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Automakers rely on temp and "tiered" workers. The UAW wants them to stop.

Sep 18, 2023
The practice dates back to the federal bailout in the 2000s.
Up to 40% of autoworkers in some plants are tiered, according to Syracuse University professor Tod Rutherford.
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A new kind of gold rush

When things are economically uncertain, people tend to flock to investments they view as safe — such as gold. The BBC’s Leanna Byrne visits a jewelry shop in Birmingham, England, to hear just how much the gold biz is thriving there.

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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC