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August 22nd, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — August 22, 2016

Published August 22nd, 2016 -

Hillary Clinton has been repeating the claim that, under the Obama administration, the US has seen 15 million new jobs. According to the Washington Post fact checker, she’s off by about 5 million, earning her “three Pinocchios.” Clinton seems to be touting the... More »

August 10th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — August 10, 2016

Published August 10th, 2016 -

Back in December, Seattle passed an ordinance that would allow gig economy drivers to unionize—a law that was challenged soon after by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Yesterday, federal district court judge Robert Lasnick dismissed the Chamber’s case for lack of... More »

July 25th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — July 25, 2016

Published July 25th, 2016 -

Today is the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and labor is heavily represented. Monday’s speaker’s list includes AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, AFT president Randi Weingarten, AFSCME president Lee Saunders, Building Trades pr... More »

July 11th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — July 11, 2016

Published July 11th, 2016 -

While last Friday’s higher-than-expected U.S. jobs report has sent stocks soaring around the world, further economic news to be released this week will help reveal the accuracy of those numbers, according to USA Today. On Tuesday, the Department of Labor will ... More »

June 27th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — June 27, 2016

Published June 27th, 2016 -

According to the BBC, the Institute of Directors, an organization of business leaders in the United Kingdom, surveyed 1,000 members and found that nearly two-thirds thought the Brexit vote was negative for their business—meaning workers will likely take a hit.... More »

June 13th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — June 13, 2016

Published June 13th, 2016 -

What factors should we look at to determine the health of the labor market? Binyamin Appelbaum at the New York Times explains why even though the unemployment rate is at 4.7 percent—a level that hasn’t been that low since 2007—a different marker called the Lab... More »

May 30th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — May 30, 2016

Published May 30th, 2016 -

Uber will not release the race and gender breakdown of its 6,000 corporate office employees according to the Boston Globe, despite calls from activist groups to do so. Last week, Uber dismissed requests to add a tipping feature to its app, arguing that passeng... More »

 

Portable Benefits and the Gig Economy: A Backgrounder

Published April 8th, 2016 -

The debate surrounding the gig economy has cast light on workers who depend for their livelihood on multiple sources of income.  For example, an Uber driver may also be working for Lyft, and a freelance website designer may have five clients at the same time. ... More »