Why workers are striking, how to navigate back-in-the-office etiquette

The Michigan American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) hosts a rally outside Kellogg's world headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 to support workers on strike in Battle Creek, Michigan. Photo credit: Alyssa Keown | Battle Creek Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK.

More than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente workers along the West Coast are expected to walk off the job on November 15, citing staffing and safety concerns. John Deere and Kellogg’s employees have been striking for weeks. 

“There's kind of this sense among workers across the United States that … they're owed big time because they worked so heroically during the pandemic. … They're also encouraged that, ‘Hey, we have President Joe Biden, who is clearly the most pro-worker, pro-union president since Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s,’” says Steven Greenhouse, author of “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor.” 

For those who are still working — and back at the office — Press Play gets  tips on navigating potentially awkward moments with coworkers you haven’t seen in a long time. 

Tourists are now allowed to come into the U.S. if they show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within three days of their travel date. What does this mean for the holidays and economy? 

Finally, Justine Bateman talks about her directorial debut, “Violet,” which focuses on a Hollywood producer who’s battling the negative voices in her head.