The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.
Inside information and influence with the clerks’ former bosses may figure in the transactions, a new study suggests.
Gig workers want both flexibility and benefits — we support laws that could make that possible.
Even groups that regularly disagree on labor issues said there should be significant public investment in programs that can upgrade the skills of American workers.
Boohoo was one of the fastest-growing retailers in Britain. Now the company is in trouble after revelations about working conditions in supplier factories.
The United States, with its readiness to fire and hire, normally bounces back faster after a recession. This time, though, Europe’s model may be better.
Progressive and conservative lawmakers are increasingly pushing for the government to guarantee workers’ incomes, signaling how profoundly the economic debate has shifted during the pandemic.
Some European companies seem to be targeting workers who are the easiest to fire or have the least bargaining power, even as the firms seek government help.
The manufacturing giant is once again turning out steel and cellphones. But job losses and pay cuts have left its people reluctant to spend — a problem the U.S. and Europe may soon face, too.
Across the United States, companies are laying off workers, shutting down wells and preparing for a prolonged slump as oil prices tumble.
Jobless claims now exceed 16 million as shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic widen and problems with getting benefits persist.
The coronavirus response deal set to pass Congress is more than twice as big as the 2009 stimulus bill to ease the Great Recession, but it will soothe a shutdown economy for only a few months.