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Uber drivers “employees” for unemployment purposes, NY labor board says
"New York City’s largest taxi driver advocacy group is hailing a legal decision by the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, which ruled last Friday that three out-of-work Uber drivers can be considered employees for the purpose of unemployment benefits. The decision was first reported Thursday by Politico."
policy  labor  new  york  uber 
july 2018 by jonerp
The $15 Minimum Wage Wins Where Silicon Valley Fails Hard
"And yet for now, the $15 minimum wage and the movement it represents will likely have as much of a disruptive effect on the future of work as anything Silicon Valley might create. Silicon Valley may be rethinking the future of labor, but so far the fruits of those ideas have yet to meaningfully trickle down to the bottom of the wage spectrum. In the meantime, raising that floor for everyone will mean a more substantive change for workers than anything a startup has come up with."
silicon  valley  minimum  wage  on-demand  economy  income  inequality  labor  business 
april 2016 by jonerp

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