Democrats Take Aim at the Gig Economy – Bloomberg

Leading Democrats are proposing a labor law overhaul that could extend collective bargaining rights to huge swaths of the gig economy, the latest sign of gathering blowback for companies committed to maximizing profits by denying workers rights and benefits often associated with regular employment. On Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with […]

Column: The claim that if wages go up, jobs will go down is not a theory — it’s a scam | PBS NewsHour

The claim that if wages go up, jobs go down isn’t a description of reality at all. It is a negotiating strategy used by employers to keep wages down and profits high, writes billionaire venture capitalist and $15 minimum wage proponent Nick Hanauer. Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters Editor’s Note: This column is reproduced with permission […]