To Reduce Racial Inequality, Raise the Minimum Wage

Diversity and inclusion programs for elites are tokens. A large wage increase that would most benefit the Black working class is far better.

#black-people, #discrimination, #minimum-wage, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden and Trump’s Final Debate: Who Won?

How their last clash looked to Times Opinion writers.

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Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

The city became the second in the nation to create a compensation standard for ride-hailing drivers, after New York.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #seattle-wash, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Franchise Workers Win Victory Over U.S. Effort to Curb Lawsuits

A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Stiffing Workers on Wages Grows Worse With Recession

New research shows that minimum-wage violations spike as low-paid workers become more vulnerable and less inclined to complain.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #recession-and-depression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-center-for-equitable-growth, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Danny Meyer’s Restaurants Will End Their No-Tipping Policy

Union Square Hospitality Group, which helped lead the move away from tips, changes course as its restaurants reopen.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #income-inequality, #meyer-danny, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #tips-and-tipping, #union-square-cafe-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #union-square-hospitality-group, #wages-and-salaries

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A Fair Wage and Ownership for Immigrants

Can a sophisticated platform cooperative help minimize exploitive working conditions in the gig economy, even during the pandemic?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #entrepreneurship, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Can We Fix Income and Wealth Inequality in America?

America needs some repairs. Here’s where to start.

#black-people, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

There is still time, and it can be done safely. The economic and social payoff is totally worth it.

#baltimore-md, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #wages-and-salaries, #youth

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Uber Rides Cost More? OK

Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #herrera-dennis-j, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Why Do We Pay So Many People So Little Money?

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing America to confront its epidemic low-wage problem.

#income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #outsourcing, #summers-lawrence-h, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Food Brands Tweet #BlackLivesMatter, but What’s Behind the Words?

In addition to declaring solidarity, the fast-food industry could make changes to protect the health and safety of black employees.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #burger-king-corp, #chick-fil-a, #coca-cola-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #fast-food-industry, #food, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #pepsico-inc, #popeyes-louisiana-kitchen, #public-relations-and-publicity, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #wendys-co

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This Is What It’s Like to Be Homeless in New York City

A journalist introduces readers to a new mother struggling mightily, against all odds, to find a permanent place to live.

#affordable-housing, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-care, #homeless-persons, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #sandler-lauren-book, #this-is-all-i-got-a-new-mothers-search-for-home-book, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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The Coronavirus Shows ‘Essential Workers’ Aren’t Fairly Treated

A living wage is only the first step to real economic dignity.

#home-health-care, #income-inequality, #king-martin-luther-jr, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #paid-time-off, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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This Is How to Hold a Coronavirus Election

South Korea has been a model of testing and tracing during the epidemic. Now it is for voting, too.

#china, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daegu-south-korea, #deaths-fatalities, #elections, #epidemics, #iran, #ireland, #italy, #masks, #massachusetts, #minimum-wage, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantines, #south-korea, #tests-medical, #voting-and-voters, #wuhan-china

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