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ACWI Advance – May 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Shipper complaints about deteriorating railroad service spur the STB to act. Employers need to make sure all new workers…

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IRE Keeps Pace With Demand

The future of industrial real estate is being reshaped by lack of space in key markets where development is unable to keep up with demand, and investors are acting in accordance by looking elsewhere. “Overall, it appears that investors remain…

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Why People Don’t Return to Work

Research into why people are choosing not to return to work following the official end of the Covid 19 pandemic shows a range of motivations. Conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, a new survey has found that 18%…

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Working With Pay Compression

About 56% of employers in the United States have experienced pay compression in the last 12 months, research by the international staffing and consulting firm Robert Half reported has found. Pay compression takes place when a new employee is paid…

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Electric Trucks Not So Clean

When all of the numbers associated with building electric-powered trucks are added up, it turns out to be not such a “clean” energy alternative after all, according to an analysis of alternative fuel trucks performed by the American Transportation Research…

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New Employees Need Training

A new study conducted by Selective Insurance Group shows that employers in all industries need to make sure all new workers undergo thorough safety training to avoid accidents and injuries. The study reviewed 10 years of workers’ compensation claims and…

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Rail Crisis Triggers STB Action

Just how bad has the deterioration in rail service across the United States become? Grain elevators are full, sitting alongside trains that are also full and can’t move, leading to grain piling up beside the tracks. Plants and assembly lines…

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ACWI Advance – May 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: DOL wage enforcement initiative targets private and 3PL warehouse employers. OSHA launches program aimed at employee heat-related injuries and…

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SC Crisis Fuels Tech Spending

The Coronavirus pandemic and supply chain crisis have spurred greater investments in high tech solutions, finds a recent survey of logistics leaders by MHI, the material handling, logistics and supply chain association. Because of this, investment in supply innovation over…

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Worker Mental Health Said To Be Vital

We are facing a workplace mental health crisis, with burnout, exhaustion and hopelessness more common among workers than ever before, argues the Society for Human Resource Management. A new survey conducted by SHRM found that 94% of human resources professionals…

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OSHA Making Reports Public

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration want employers to file their mandatory injury and illness reports electronically, which will be made public on the Internet – and easily sifted through by tort lawyers and union organizers. A similar proposal during…

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DOL Targets Warehouse Wages

If you are an employer in the private and third-party logistics warehouse industry, you now have a target on your back that was pinned there by a new Department of Labor wage enforcement initiative. What you also need to know…

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Trucking Group Backs Training

The Trucking Alliance, a safety coalition of freight transportation and logistics companies, has joined with the Department of Labor in support of its truck driver apprenticeship training program. “The efforts by the Biden administration and by DOL to expand registered…

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Heat Is OSHA’s Program Target

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is implementing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) intended to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses in both outdoor and indoor workplaces. NEPs are temporary programs that focus OSHA's resources intensely on particular hazards…

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Amazon Loses Union Election

Amazon recently lost its first union election in its long battle to avoid unionization at its Staten Island, NY, distribution facility, seen as a major defeat in its long history of remaining union-free. The company is asserting that unwarranted influence…

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