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Looks like the gig is up for Uber in California

Published May 1st, 2018 -

We’ll have more complete analysis in the days ahead, but, as Ross reports, the California Supreme Court has issued a decision with major implications for Uber, the gig economy, and the question of worker classification more broadly. In Dynamex Operations... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — April 21 – 22, 2018

Published April 22nd, 2018 -

Friday was a big day for unionization efforts in New England. Late in the afternoon, election results revealed that Harvard University teaching and research assistants had voted to unionize.  During the election held on April 18 and 19, 1,931 ballots were cast... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 18, 2018

Published April 18th, 2018 -

Arizona teachers began voting on whether to strike on Tuesday afternoon.  While Republican Governor Doug Ducey has agreed to a 20% pay raise for teachers by 2020, many teachers have criticized the plan for not including pay raises for support staff and for fai... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 12, 2018

Published April 12th, 2018 -

NPR reports that journalists from The Chicago Tribune are preparing to organize. The paper has, for decades, been an outspoken opponent of unionizing efforts. Journalists cited decreased job security after two rounds of layoffs in the past six months; irregula... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — April 7-8

Published April 8th, 2018 -

The Washington Post reports that Target has agreed to a $3.74 million settlement with black and Latino job applicants who claimed that the company’s criminal background check policy was discriminatory.  The NAACP Legal Defense Fund had filed a class action law... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — February 3-4, 2018

Published February 4th, 2018 -

On Friday, Indiana became the second state to get approval from the Trump administration to impose a work requirement on Medicaid beneficiaries. The Wall Street Journal reports that the approval is “the first major health-policy move since Alex Azar was ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 25, 2018

Published January 25th, 2018 -

New tariffs announced by the Trump administration on Tuesday for the import of solar panels will have ripple effects on the solar industry and undertaking of solar projects in the U.S.  Though the tariffs, starting at 30% next year, were implemented to “... More »