Jacob Bogage, Washington Post

Jacob Bogage

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Recent articles by Jacob:

Strikes are sweeping the labor market as workers wield new leverage

The labor activism runs the gamut of American industry, powered by the same grievances about wages, benefits and quality of life driving the Great Resignation. → Read More

Hollywood production workers announce Monday strike unless they win concessions on bathroom and meal breaks

The two sides remain far apart but say they will continue negotiating in an attempt to avoid the work stoppage. → Read More

Two USPS workers fatally shot by co-worker at Memphis mail facility, officials say

The assistant mail carrier killed himself after shooting two others, authorities said. → Read More

24,000 Kaiser Permanente health workers authorize strike over pay, working conditions

Both sides say negotiations will continue in hopes of averting a walkout by nurses and other health care providers in California and Oregon. → Read More

Hollywood production workers authorize strike, setting up industry showdown over streaming profits

Off-camera workers say their compensation and working conditions have not caught up to new profits from major streaming audiences. → Read More

USPS is trying out a new business, which could transform how millions access cash and pay bills

The program presents an option to payday lenders and other institutions that target vulnerable populations with outsized fees and interest rates. → Read More

U.S. stocks rally as Evergrande worries ease and investors wait on the Fed

U.S. markets rallied Wednesday morning as traders waited on a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and received encouraging news from a Chinese mega developer on the verge of collapse. Evergrande, China’s second-largest real estate firm, signaled overnight that it would make a $36 million interest payment on Thursday. But it hasn’t said what it will do about a much larger payment also… → Read More

China Evergrande’s debt crisis is rattling global markets. Here’s why.

The massive Chinese development firm is so overleveraged, regulators cut it off from further borrowing, pushing it to the brink of default. → Read More

Faulty USPS software cost trucking contractor $110 million and led to mass layoffs, company claims

Postal Fleet Services says problems with the Postal Service’s mileage-tracking program are well known and central to lawsuits brought on by truckers in three states. → Read More

Hurricane Ida power outages fueling shortages in groceries and other essentials

With more than 800,000 customers still without electricity, many Louisiana residents are scrambling to load up on milk, bread and water, and find gas for their cars. → Read More

New Orleans power failures could pose more dangers than the hurricane itself, aid workers warn

Officials have told residents to prepare to go without electricity for up to three weeks in Hurricane Ida’s hardest hit areas. → Read More

Walmart expands last-mile delivery service to outside businesses, opening new battlefront with Amazon

Walmart GoLocal ups the ante in the e-commerce wars and puts the retail giant in direct competition with logistics power players FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service. → Read More

DeJoy maintains financial ties to former company as USPS awards it new $120 million contract

XPO Logistics pays DeJoy and family businesses at least $2.1 million annually to lease four office buildings in North Carolina. → Read More

Slow mail is no way for USPS to cut costs, bipartisan group of lawmakers tells The Post

Members of Congress from states hit hardest by planned Postal Service delivery slow downs say the agency should restore service and look elsewhere for cost savings. → Read More

USPS mail delays: What it means in your Zip code

The Postal Service’s plans will delay a third of mail in 27 states, according to a Washington Post analysis, hitting states west of the Rocky Mountains especially hard. → Read More

Electric automaker Workhorse sues Postal Service to halt truck contract

The Postal Service awarded the deal worth up to $6 billion to competitor Oshkosh in February. → Read More

FBI inquiry of USPS chief DeJoy threatens bipartisan overhaul bill

Experts say the campaign fundraising investigation could fray a fragile bipartisan and cross-industry coalition that’s pushing financial relief legislation for the Postal Service. → Read More

USPS raises stamp price to 58 cents as part of DeJoy’s 10-year plan

The postmaster general’s plan calls for additional price increases on package products and slower mail service. → Read More

USPS trucks don’t have air bags or air conditioning. They get 10 mpg. And they were revolutionary.

The Postal Service’s “Long Life Vehicles” are going out in a blaze of glory: “Everybody has their own LLV story.” → Read More

Senators reach bipartisan deal to overhaul USPS finances, tighten accountability requirements

The bill, identical to a House version, would repeal $5 billion a year in mandatory retiree health-care expenses and require future retirees to enroll in Medicare, which advocates say would save $30 billion over the next decade. The USPS would also develop an online dashboard where customers could view on-time delivery metrics by Zip code each week. → Read More