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World’s Key Workers Threaten to Hit Economy Where It Will Hurt

  • At chokepoints in supply chains, labor is flexing its muscle
  • Employees seek new deal as inflation eats pay, workloads surge
Truckers protest at the Port of Oakland in California, US, on July 18.
Truckers protest at the Port of Oakland in California, US, on July 18.Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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The pandemic has put unprecedented strain on global supply chains -– and also on the workers who’ve kept those systems running under tough conditions. It looks like many of them have had enough.