Today’s News & Commentary — November 10, 2017

Published November 10th, 2017 -  - 11.10.17


Postmates, the delivery start up, faces a new worker-classification lawsuit.  Vanity Fair has a quick report.  In related news, in the UK, Uber lost its appeal of a recent ruling that its drivers were not self-employed.

The Nation recaps a troubling new report from Centro de los Derechos del Migrante and Penn Law’s Transnational Legal Clinic about women migrants in the United States on temporary worker visas.  Through surveys, the report documents the ways these workers are especially “vulnerable to abuses, exploitation, and human trafficking.”

Slate has a commentary arguing that billionaire Joe Ricketts’ decision to close Gothamist and DNAinfo could violate the NLRA under a narrow exception to the general rule that shutting down a business to stop a union is permissible.  See Sharon Block and Ben Sachs’ comments on the shutdowns here.

In the wake of high-profile sexual harassment-related resignations and dismissals at the AFL-CIO and SEIU, Bloomberg writes about a wider culture of sexual harassment at the two unions and of promises to improve conditions for union employees.

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