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it or not, but it looks like they are having fun. they get for watching tonight at 6:00. the news continues streaming on cbsn bay area. you can find it on the kpix 5 captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: breaking news, an faze panel resume moderna boosters for millions of americans. the first step towards if you're one of the nearly 70 million americans who got a moderna vaccine, the news about who experts think should get a booster, and the difference between this shot and your last one. plus couldics manying and matching your covid booster give you better protection? trump called to testify, why a judge says the former president needs to answer questions under oath over a violent confrontation ol' side trump tower. plus contempt of congress, could steve bannon face criminal charges for not cooperating in the capitol riot investigation. workers on strike, thousands of
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americans walk the picket lines but employees at companies like john deere and kellogg's are fighting for. mental health concerns, parents, students and teachers rally as colleges grapple with suicides on campus. cbs news in depth. delivery workers kept america's largest city fed during the lockdown but they're increasing lig targeted for assault and robbery, how they're banning together to stop the violence. promise of health. after our cbs news report on lead water contamination in michigan aired, the news tonight about how officials are vowing to fix the problem. and she's the best in the business, meet the top athlete in a fast growing spo white
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house chief strategist steven was a no show on capitol hill today skipping his scheduled deposition before the house select committee investigating the january 6th attack. >> as much as they hate trump, as much as they hate me and all thesether folks, they fear you. >> reporter: but just a day earlier, bannon addressed this
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virginia rally. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag -- >> reporter: or supporters pledged allegiance to a flag allegedly carried during the riot. bahnen was you should not to cooperate with former president trump. bannon said until the committee wretches an agreement with the former president over the scope of executive privilege, mr. bannon will not be producing documents or testifying. >> it's more of the same we saw in the last four years, when the former president played rope-a-dope. >> reporter: he said anyone else who defies subpoenas could face similar consequences. what types of penalties do you want these individuals to face? >> whatever penalties are necessary to ensure compliance. >> reporter: does that mean jail time? >> depends on the person but it could mean jail time, yes. >> reporter: bannon was in close contact with the former president in the days leading up to january 6th, warning all
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hell would break loose. mr. trump said in a statement tonight the january 6th unselect committee should hold themselves in criminal contempt. the select committee will vote next week to move forward with holding mr. bannon in criminal contempt but the full proceedings could drag on a while. cbs news learned the depositions for other three former top trump officials icials if have been postponed. norah. >> o'donnell: nikole killion, thank you. tonight, more than 10,000 workers at john deere are out on strike. it's the first strike there in more than three decades, and we may see more high profile strikes as unions up their demands. cbs's charlie de mar reports from a john deere factor in illinois. >> reporter: these john deere workers say they plan to picket around the clock, after negotiations with the agriculture equipment giant broke down over a new labor contract that would have increased salaries for some workers by 6%.
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kari bormann has worked for the company for 15 years. >> really doing what we needed to do, standing up for ourselves. >> reporter: the walkout as the company is forecasting its best earnings ever. the strike is just the latest examples of workers flexing their muscle the union representing 60,000 hollywood crew members said they will go on strike as soon as monday, halting most entertainment production. >> livable hour benefits. it's the bare minimum they're asking for. >> reporter: workers are pushing back. kellogg is in the first week of their strike. 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in august, nearly 3% of the workforce with more than 10 million job openings across the country, former u.s. labor secretary robert reich says workers are emboldened. >> employers are feeling the muscle workers are flexing. employers have to pay more and
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provide better working conditions and they are getting the message. >> reporter: do you think that plays into this, the power has shifted to the employees. >> absolutely. it's time we can tell them what we want. >> reporter: this is the first time in 35 years that workers here at john deere have walked off the job. the company says they are working day and night to try and bring an end to this strike. norah. >> o'donnell: charlie de mar, thank you. and that worker shortage charlie mentioned is becoming a huge factor in the supply klain bottleneck. there's actually not enough truck drivers to clear up the backlog at the ports. cbs's carter evans takes a closer look tonight. >> reporter: for every available truck at the ports in los angeles -- l.a. and long beach, 13 loads are waiting to be picked up. how badded is the shortage. >> it's bad. >> reporter: he expect the deal with the biden administration to keep ports
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open 24-7 will speed up long waits. >> if a truck driver shows up at 5:00 in the morning you won't wait two hours to get into the terminal. >> reporter: good news for ron bodnar who has dreams for a job driving a big rig. what made you make the decision now. >> the money. >> reporter: most of the nation's goods where transported by truck and drivers are in demand, commanding salaries up 25% since 2015. >> need six figures. >> reporter: there's a lot of interest in your school. >> yes. >> reporter: none of his drivers could get licenses for months when the pandemic hit because the department of motor vehiles shut down and even now it can take months to get an appointment. >> the dmv needs to make it a priority for them to get on the road and make money. >> reporter: now it's about products on store shelves. >> i think there are cost issues, particularly when you talk about labor costs for the third shift. on the other hand, what is the cost of doing nothing? we now see what that is.
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>> reporter: well, the long beach port director tells me he hopes to see this 24 hour schedule up and running at all terminals by next week, but none of this will work without more truckers, even before the pandemic the industry was short 60,000 dri closely, mireya villarreal, thank you so much. well, it has been an emotional week on the campus of unc capitol hill. the chancellor says the university like so many others is in the midst of a mental health crisis. several unc students have recently taken their own lives or tried to. cbs's manuel bojorquez reports from the campus. >> parents gathered on the campus of unc unc chapel hill to offer hugs, treats and messages of support. >> i want to be with the students and tell them, hey, it really really really will get better, i promise. >> reporter: it's the latest effort to increase mental health awareness after two students died by suicide and two others attempted suicide in recent
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weeks. the university's chancellor canceled classes tuesday so students could observe a wellness day saying in part we are in the middle of a mental health crisis both on our campus and across our nation. seniors sonam shah and clare landis are part of a campus counseling group walled peer to peer. >> in the last 18 months, we've had covid on the top of everything else. college is a super hard time socially and academically for a lot of people. >> reporter: suicide is the second leading cause of death among college age population and from 2019 to 2020, 30% of college and universities students who had received mental health services were found to have seriously considered suicide. >> this is a major societal issue, it's a mental health ames o kids. >> reporter: dr. samantha meltzer brody chairs the university's psychiatry department. >> mental health has been stigmatized for so long, people suffered in silence. students are talking about this here, there and everywhere
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loudly and supporting each other that we need to do right by them and respond to what they're saying. >> the student counselors we spoke with said they have noticed an uptick in the number of people reaching out to talk in the last several days. a summit is hosted to keep the conversation going beyond just this week. >> o'donnell: glad to hear the conversation will continue. manuel bojorquez, thank you. in the worst of the pandemic with new york city on lockdown an army of 65,000 delivery workers on bikes kept the city fed, often risking their own lives. cbs's maurice dubois takes an in-depth look at the service these workers perform and how they're banning together to stay safe. >> reporter: so this is a really dangerous spot. >> it's a really dangerous spot. >> reporter: the perfect spot for an attack on food delivery workers, a dark, isolated stretch along the willis avenue bridge connecting manhattan and the bronx. it is where thieves ambushed this man, beat his face and made
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off with his livelihood, a $2,000 electric bike. >> they beat me. with a chain or whatever they have. caused bleeding on this part and the forehead, too. >> reporter: it's happened dozens of times in the recent months and sergio solano is out to stop it. >> we don't want to fight, we just protect ourselves. >> reporter: the delivery boys as they're known patrol this area after their shifts helping delivery workers cross the bridge safely. >> you okay? >> reporter: during the pandemic, delivery workers often making below minimum-wage have been outside facing extreme weather, hazardous treats including deadly hit and runs like this and an a constant threat of robbery. these delivery workers were assaulted when they tried to stop the theft of a bike. you worried about getting hurt? >> yes. >> reporter: 26-year-old
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sheicheick mohamed. you've been hit by a car andigrg robert and 30% said they were assaulted during the robbery. so why is it important for you to be here every night? >> i protect my guys, my people. >> reporter: the delivery boys communicate in realtime over apps, sending alerts whenever someone is in trouble. you get there and then what? >> when they say those guys altogether, they can't do anything. >> reporter: strength in numbers. >> yes. >> reporter: did you feel like maybe you could get shot, you could get cut? >> yes, last week we had our guy got shot when they wanted to take his bike. >> reporter: this year alone
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ten delivery workers have been killed on the job. these deaths were the last straw for delivery boys. they started protesting and lobbying officials. last month new york city passed measures to improve working conditions and set minimum pay but it's hard to legislate safety. if there was nobody protecting this bridge like you are what would happen? >> they'd come right back. >> reporter: they'd come right back? >> yes. that's going to happen. >> reporter: so you have to stay. >> we have to stay. >> reporter: maurice dubois, cbs news, new york. >> o'donnell: all right, and we have an update on lead contamination in the water supply in benton harbor, michigan. following our report last night, state and local officials are promising to replace the city's lead pipes in 18 months instead of five years. residents of the predominantly black city are using bottled water for cooking and drinking. groups that complained for years about the problem tell us they are relieved officials are finally taking some action. guess they were watching cbs. all right, there's still more
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right now at 7:00 -- breaking news. the illness that has put former president bill clinton in a california hospital tonight. a small plane crashes into a front yard, injuring at least four people. what we have just learned. it left my members in a fog, and they are feeling a sense of betrayal almost. >> dozens of san francisco police officers are on leave tonight, refusing to get vaccinated. do they have a case to keep their jobs? >> for an individual to step back and say my personal beliefs should trump the public
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need to be safe in a public area, i think that's a very difficult battle. a new vaccine mandate looming for part workers, and why there could be some exceptions for them. new details on the bay area mom accused of throwing wild sex parties for teens. the disturbing discovery investigators made in her new home at a state. when it comes to working out, does the time of day make a difference? our original report on the new discovery that even surprised the experts. breaking news, within the past 45 minutes. wear that former president bill clinton is hospitalized in california being treated for an infection. a spokesman says it is not related to covid. he was admitted to uc irvine medical center last night. his doctors say after 2 days of treatment, he's responding to antibiotics well. this from his spokesman just a few minutes ago, quote, he is on the mend, in good spirits, it is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care. now to


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