CVS Pharmacy has partnered with Grubhub to make thousands of beauty, household, wellness and convenience items available for delivery from its 6,000+ stores in 48 states. The companies are kicking off the relationship with a collection of Daylight Saving Essentials designed to address the grogginess that often follows the time change, which will take place this year on March 10. From March 9 to 13, customers who spend $20 or more with CVS via Grubhub can get a free item from this Daylight Savings assortment, which includes coffee, tea, protein bars and supplements. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout, and members of the Grubhub+ loyalty program will have access to $0 delivery fees on eligible orders.

The Federal Maritime Commission released a new rule on detention and demurrage billing practices as part of its compliance with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022. Detention and demurrage billing practices were major problems for shippers during the pandemic. Ocean carriers collected about $6.9 billion in detention and demurrage costs from 2020 to 2022, according to the FMC’s final rule shared on Feb. 23. A key regulation the FMC outlines is the distinction of who receives an invoice.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union said on Tuesday that a majority of hourly workers at a Mercedes Benz Alabama factory have signed cards to join the union. In response, Mercedes Benz did not say whether it would recognize the union or contest the effort ahead of a potential vote. The company said it has a strong record of success in more than 25 years of operations in Alabama and believes “open and direct communication” with its employees “is the best path forward to ensure continued success.” In November, the UAW said it was launching a first-of-its-kind push to publicly organize the entire nonunion auto sector in the U.S. employing about 150,000 hourly workers after winning record new contracts with the Detroit Three automakers. About 6,000 workers are employed at the German automaker’s Alabama plant that builds the GLE and GLS.

That’s all for this week. Enjoy the weekend and the song of the week, Look Before You Leap by the Dave Clark Five.

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