Tire Maker Highlights Worker Training Start in Mississippi

U.S. News

So far, 83 workers have been hired, with Continental spokeswoman Quita Bride saying the company will have 250 workers by the start of next year. That's when the company will open a roughly 1 million square foot (90,000 sq. The company plans to add about 250 employees a year until it reaches its full employment goal in 2028. Production employees are supposed to make $40,000 a year, on average.


Watch London Crossrail Workers Install 54 Escalators in 2 Minutes

WIRED

The tunnels have been dug, the dirt hauled away, the skeletons unearthed and catalogued, and the tracks laid. With Crossrail poised to begin service, workers are turning their attention to preparing for the 200 million people who will ride the new rail line in and out of London each year. Not one of those people will want to trudge up and down stairs to catch a train, so Crossrail crews are installing 54 escalators in six stations--a process that's surprisingly mesmerizing when compressed into a two-minute timelapse video. Crossrail, a decade in the making, will make it far easier for people in London's growing suburbs get into a city that's grown far too expensive for most mortals. The $19.7 billion project includes 10 new stations (and another 30 that have been improved) and 26 miles of new tunnels measuring 20 feet wide.


Alitalia Workers Wrap up Voting on Deal to Save Airline

U.S. News

Some 12,500 Alitalia workers began voting last week on whether to accept a package offering less drastic wage cuts and fewer layoffs than first proposed. Parent company Etihad Airways wants the cost-cutting in hopes of securing 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion) in investment to keep the airline afloat.


Kenya Flights Disrupted by Airport Workers Strike

U.S. News

Hundreds of air passengers are stranded in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.


New York Subway Worker Falls Onto Track, Dies

International Business Times

A New York City subway worker died early Tuesday morning while clearing trash from the track, the New York Daily News reported. The victim, a 23-year-old man whose name has not been identified, died in a tunnel south of the 125 Street and Lexington Ave station in East Harlem. The MTA worker was 23 years old https://t.co/Vahvo5qCKW The worker's crew was clearing debris from a track servicing the southbound 6 train, which runs from the Bronx to southern Manhattan. The worker leaned against a rail shortly before 5 a.m., causing the rail to break.