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Gig News: Seattle Gig Unionization Ordinance On Hold

Published April 3rd, 2017 -

Despite surviving multiple court challenges, the revolutionary Seattle municipal ordinance giving gig economy independent contractors the right to unionize appears to be on hold. According to Bloomberg BNA, a Seattle city attorney announced the city will delay... 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 »

 

Weekend News & Commentary — April 1-2, 2017

Published April 2nd, 2017 -

Fox News has paid out as much as $13 million to fend off sexual harassment claims against their top anchor, Bill O’Reilly.  A New York Times investigation has revealed that five women (including employees) have received payouts either from O’Reilly... More »

 

Guest Post: A Letter from Sharon Block

Published March 28th, 2017 -

Sharon Block is the Executive Director of Harvard University’s Labor and Worklife Program.  She formerly served in the Obama Administration as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor and Senior Counselor to the Secretary ... More »

 

Goldsmith on Online Student Writing

Published October 28th, 2016 -

Jack has a great post up on Lawfare about online writing by law students.  The piece reflects Jack’s thinking on: why students should write for the public; which kinds of student writing tend to work (and which don’t); how to write well for an onli... More »

 

Andy Stern on Universal Basic Income

Published June 14th, 2016 -

Andy Stern, former president of SEIU, released a book today in which he argues for a universal basic income in the United States.  Raising the Floor focuses on the impact of new technologies on the labor market, a subject we’ve been covering here at OnLa... More »