Labor and Jobs


Uber and Lyft Drivers Face Hurdles to Stimulus Bill Benefits

Shortly after the Senate approved a huge stimulus bill in late March that made gig workers and other contractors eligible for unemployment

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits

Drivers for Uber and Lyft won a key victory in their yearslong campaign to secure traditional unemployment insurance on Tuesday, when a federal judge in New York ruled that the state must

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Everlane’s Promise of ‘Radical Transparency’ Unravels

Michael Preysman, a founder and the chief executive of Everlane, a fashion brand that targets the ethically minded with minimalist basics, stood onstage in May 2019 at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and

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Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers

Uber and Lyft should treat their drivers in Massachusetts as employees with the right to receive benefits, instead of misclassifying them as independent contractors, the state’s attorney general said in a lawsuit

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The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for a More Skilled Work Force

Economists, business leaders and labor experts have warned for years that a coming wave of automation and digital technology would upend the work force, destroying some jobs while altering how and where

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Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Well Paid? It Depends on the Study

The most contested question in the gig economy may be how much workers earn, since their hourly wages can be widely uneven. Concerns about pay have helped fuel moves in California and

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Calls Rise Inside Amazon to Address Racial Inequity

At a town hall in 2017, after Michael Brown, Philando Castile and Sandra Bland had already become household names, an employee asked Mr. Bezos about the lack of diversity on his team.

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