Spurred by recent social unrest, many U.S. companies are trying to make it easier for workers, and urging their customers, to cast their ballots.
Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.
The fate of a law mandating two weeks of paid leave for fathers will be decided at the polls after a conservative backlash forced a referendum.
The most patriotic thing that companies could do is help democracy work better.
Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.
Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.
Both are threatening to pull out of California this week over a law requiring them to treat their workers as full-fledged employees.
A lawsuit by the state’s attorney general adds to pressure on the companies to consider their drivers full-time employees.
Progressive ideas don’t just turn out the vote. They win votes.
There may still be a lack of awareness about the benefit, but for families who do know, they’re weighing the risks
Many of us are experiencing loss right now. We need the time and space to process it.
The program has received relatively little publicity, and there has been confusion among business owners and workers.
The ride-hailing companies are accused of defying a new state law that says gig workers should be treated as employees.
No barriers, not enough staffing, low wages. They seem to not know there’s a danger to employees.
A living wage is only the first step to real economic dignity.
The immediate immiseration of millions of people highlights our mutual bond.
Domestic workers need your help. And you need ours.
Communication, flexibility and a bit of grace are key to blocking out time for child care while logging in from home.
Child care options, internet access and extra living space can mean starkly different outcomes in coping with disruptions to school and work routines.
Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but.
The pandemic is widening social and economic divisions that also make the virus deadlier, a self-reinforcing cycle that experts warn could have consequences for years to come.
The legislation passed by the House doesn’t actually guarantee paid sick leave to most American workers.
Democrats dropped a proposal to establish a new paid sick leave entitlement for public health emergencies and added tax credits for small- and medium-size businesses requested by Republicans.
President Trump and other health officials need to act immediately, while there is time.
As the coronavirus spreads, the public interest demands that employers abandon their longstanding resistance to paid sick leave.
A proposal to eliminate payroll taxes through the end of the year, estimated to cost $700 billion, faces bipartisan opposition, but some version of it could be the basis for a broad agreement to provide aid.
The economic impact of the coronavirus requires a stronger federal response. Congress needs to be careful about the timing.
Thousands who have the coronavirus or were exposed have been asked to seclude themselves. It’s harder than it sounds.
A sick day? Remote work? Not so easy if your job is at a restaurant, a day care center or a construction site.