Traffic is flowing again on the Ambassador Bridge — but it's still vulnerable

Feb 14, 2022
The century-old bridge carries about one-quarter of all goods traded between the U.S. and Canada. It can back up in bad weather.
The Ambassador Bridge is once again up and running, but now there are questions about how to make the bridge less vulnerable to shutdowns.
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Canadian protests are choking off one of the most important arteries in the auto industry

Feb 9, 2022
U.S. automakers depend on parts from Canadian manufacturers. And a lot of them cross the Ambassador Bridge.
A trucker protest against Canada’s COVID-19 rules has blocked traffic at the Ambassador Bridge in Ontario, halting the supply of some auto parts to Detroit.
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The Supreme Court blocked the Biden vaccine mandate for businesses. Now what?

Jan 14, 2022
A similar mandate, however, will be allowed for health care workers.
President Biden's signature student-debt policy is now in the hands of the nine justices.

Facing omicron, businesses stick to COVID-19 protocols and hope for the best

Dec 17, 2021
Nearly two years into the pandemic, with vaccination mandates and other precautions in place, businesses are operating without new ways to mitigate risk.
With fewer safety nets and little new guidance, businesses are sticking with existing protocols and grappling with how to address the new, highly transmissible omicron variant.
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The vaccine mandate is on hold, but some employers are encouraging booster shots

Dec 6, 2021
A majority of small business owners in one survey said vaccination is essential to economic recovery.
A woman receives a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Michigan. Some businesses are requiring vaccination despite the halted federal mandate.
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How employer vaccine mandates are playing out in one tribal economy

Nov 12, 2021
During the pandemic, many tribal governments’ strict public health orders have clashed with the more relaxed approach of nearby communities.
A woman shows her arm after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, with the words "For the ♡ of Native People" drawn on. While Indigenous Americans are vaccinated at high rates, that's often not the case for communities surrounding reservations.
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Uncertainty for businesses in legal tangle over federal vaccination rule

Nov 11, 2021
Some businesses are preparing to meet the rule that companies with 100 or more employees require vaccinations or weekly tests, despite the court challenge.
Even as legal battles continue regarding the federal vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees, businesses may need to make choices now. Above, a nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Wilmington California.
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Unemployment is unavailable to many who lose jobs over vaccination rules

Nov 8, 2021
States are taking different paths on paying benefits to people who lose their jobs for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Employers from hospitals to meatpacking plants are pushing vaccination for their employees' and customers' safety. In some cases, the unjabbed have lost their jobs.
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Police unions push back on vaccine mandates

Nov 2, 2021
So far these mandate were local. But police officers in many states face coming federal vaccine requirements for public workers.
Chicago police officers and their supporters protest the department's vaccination policy outside of police headquarters on October 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has started to place police officers on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with the city's requirements that they report their COVID-19 vaccination status. As of last week, only about 65 percent of the city's police have complied with the order.
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What kind of costs can unvaccinated workers ring up for a business?

Oct 28, 2021
There are layers of factors to consider when companies weigh the actual cost of dealing with unvaccinated workers.
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