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Gig Worker Organizing

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On October 23, 2019
Instacart workers, gig workers who shop for people via an app-based service, are organizing and engaging in a quasi-strike. When she started working for Instacart two years ago, Heidi Carrico typically made between $600 and $900 each week from the grocery-delivery app. That was several app updates ago. “My income has fallen by at least […]
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On October 15, 1970, President Richard Nixon singed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. This act, like many anti-labor laws, had a veneer of a solution to a real problem, as there was indeed corruption in some unions, but also like these other laws loaded it up with a number of tools useful for […]
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The Warren Labor Plan

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On October 4, 2019
I am somewhat skeptical about the excitement around Elizabeth Warren’s plans for everything, not because I think they are bad or a bad idea, but because the structure of the American government is going to make 90% of these ideas impossible to implement in between 2021 and 2025. But labor plans are different because so […]
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The UAW and Health Care

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On September 28, 2019
Not that anyone cares anymore, but the United Auto Workers strike is entering its third week tomorrow. I was on NPR’s Weekend Edition today to talk about the UAW and health care, a major issue in the conflict. The UAW has managed to hold onto the principle of workers paying nearly nothing for health insurance. […]
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