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Gig News: NYC Drivers Group Accuses Lyft of Wage Theft

Published June 1st, 2017 -

Yesterday, a New York Assembly Member and the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) called for an investigation into ride-hailing company Lyft for allegedly cheating drivers out of certain wages. They claim the company is deducting New York State sales taxes and a “... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 15, 2017

Published May 15th, 2017 -

The New York Times describes in a feature how the Iranian economy has created serious unpredictability for individuals seeking jobs. The only stable jobs are in government, yet older individuals who currently have these jobs have stuck around; when they refrai... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 1, 2017

Published May 1st, 2017 -

Happy May Day! Also known as International Workers’ Day (or Labour Day in many countries outside the U.S.), May 1st is celebrated by workers and unions around the world in honor of the Haymarket affair. As we noted yesterday, the tradition will continue in for... More »

Today's News & Commentary — April 17, 2017

Published April 17th, 2017 -

Why don’t all jobs matter? The provocative question is posed by Paul Krugman in today’s New York Times. Krugman questions why so much focus is on mining and manufacturing jobs, when the service sector—a much bigger slice of the economy—is dwindling. He points ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 17, 2017

Published April 17th, 2017 -

Why don’t all jobs matter? The provocative question is posed by Paul Krugman in today’s New York Times. Krugman questions why so much focus is on mining and manufacturing jobs, when the service sector—a much bigger slice of the economy—is dwindling. He points ... More »

Today's News & Commentary — April 3, 2017

Published April 3rd, 2017 -

The New York Times has a thorough feature about how Uber is using “psychological tricks” to subtly control the drivers who use the service. The article focuses on how the company “solves” the problem of how it cannot exert too much control over its drivers—cur... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 3, 2017

Published April 3rd, 2017 -

The New York Times has a thorough feature about how Uber is using “psychological tricks” to subtly control the drivers who use the service. The article focuses on how the company “solves” the problem of how it cannot exert too much control over its drivers—cur... More »

Today's News & Commentary — March 20, 2017

Published March 20th, 2017 -

While President Trump has launched a campaign against undocumented immigrants, his administration has not spoken out about the employers who hire them, notes the New York Times in an editorial today. Faulty enforcement and high evidentiary hurdles make holding... More »

Today's News & Commentary — March 6, 2017

Published March 6th, 2017 -

The Atlantic interviews David Weil, who recently was in charge of the Department of Labor’s wage-and-hour division, on the future of the Department under President Trump. Trump has spoken out about helping the “forgotten worker,” but if that simply means coal ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 20, 2017

Published February 20th, 2017 -

A former Uber engineer, Susan Fowler Rigetti, penned a brave blog post yesterday detailing her repeated sexist treatment while working for the ride-hailing company. She writes about being harassed; how she and other women engineers were discriminated against; ... More »

Today's News & Commentary — February 6, 2016

Published February 6th, 2017 -

Nearly a hundred tech companies—including Apple, Facebook, and Google—filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in opposition of the Trump administration’s recent immigration and refugee ban, according to the New York Times. The brief focuses on economic poli... More »

Today's News & Commentary — January 23, 2017

Published January 23rd, 2017 -

President Donald Trump’s first day in office is slated to be full of meetings and executive actions regarding trade and manufacturing in the United States, though details about his exact agenda remain unclear. According to CNN, President Trump plans to sign an... More »