Martin Drake

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Today’s News & Commentary — May 11, 2018

Published May 11th, 2018 -

Workers have sued both Lyft and Postmates for employee misclassification in California, making the companies among the first in the gig economy to face a legal test of California’s new independent contractor standard, Reuters reports.  The two companies have e... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 9, 2018

Published May 9th, 2018 -

US job openings hit a record high in March, running about equal to the number of unemployed workers, Reuters reports.  The high job openings parallels an uptick in the rate of workers quitting their jobs in the same month.  Despite the high quits rate—indicati... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 7, 2018

Published May 7th, 2018 -

Over 50,000 University of California (UC) workers will begin a three-day strike today, the Los Angeles Times reports.  25,000 of the workers come from UC’s largest employee union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 27, 2018

Published April 27th, 2018 -

5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016, up from 4,836 in 2015, with an additional 50-60,000 deaths from occupational diseases that same year, MarketWatch reports.  Those numbers come from a new report released Thursday by the AFL-CIO, entitled “Death on ... More »