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Today’s News & Commentary — June 6, 2017

Published June 6th, 2017 -

Fewer American teenagers are looking for summer jobs, despite more employers looking to hire seasonal workers.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects this summer’s teen workforce participation rate to be around 40% as compared with 70% in the late 1980... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 5, 2017

Published June 5th, 2017 -

AT&T West, DirecTV West, and the Communications Workers of America, District 9 reached a tentative labor agreement on Friday.  The labor agreement would cover 17,000 workers in California and Nevada for four years.  This contract is the first union contrac... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — June 3-4, 2017

Published June 4th, 2017 -

Last week, the Illinois State Senate voted to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022.  The bill provides for an incremental wage increase over the course of five years.  Currently, the state’s minimum wage is $8.25.  Many low wage workers have praise... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 2, 2017

Published June 2nd, 2017 -

British Airways’ cabin crew have announced they will hold a four-day strike later this month. This strike comes on the heels of an IT meltdown prompting the airline to strand 75,000 passengers at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick. The crew is striking over inferio... More »

Employment without an Exit

Published June 2nd, 2017 -

This post originally appeared on ACSblog. Terri Gerstein is a Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations, a Fellow at the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, and the former Labor Bureau Chief, Office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schne... More »

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 — June 1, 2017

Published June 1st, 2017 -

Employment changes continue at Uber, who reported yesterday that its Finance Head, Gautam Gupta, will be leaving in July.  This comes after the company fired Anthony Levandowski, as reported previously on the blog, and after Josh Mohrer, general manager of Ube... More »

A Missed Opportunity: Worker Voice in Portable Benefits

Published June 1st, 2017 -

Last week, Senator Mark Warner and Rep. Suzan DelBene introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act.  The Act would authorize $20 million for competitive grants to states, local governments and nonprofits to fund pilot projects aro... More »