America Needs To Improve How It Treats Its Older Workers
Aida Farmand’s work finds that older workers have become more exposed to the risk of job displacement over time.
Will California Really Implement A $22 Minimum Wage?
“Likely outcomes are improved wages for the 550,000 fast food workers in the state, greater worker voice in addressing working conditions in the industry, and reductions in injury and violence on the job,” Ken Jacobs says.
Why Offering Retirement Benefits Helps Attract And Retain Top Employees
One study from the UC Berkeley Labor Center found that 7 out of 10 Latinos had no access to a workplace retirement plan and that over half of private-sector employees had absolutely no retirement assets.
We Need More Teachers. Retirement Benefits Help On This Front
The report found that not only do teachers have better retirement outcomes with a pension plan, but pensions are a critical workforce retention tool. This is a key consideration as public schools in many communities grapple with teacher shortages.
The Challenge Facing Biden’s Green Jobs Agenda? Green Jobs
That the solar and wind sectors employ such large shares in construction is not without benefits. It means that a potential wind and solar jobs boom would create plenty of work for people without college degrees.
Uber Drivers In California Sue To Stop Pro-Proposition 22 Messages Aimed At Drivers
Labor activists say Uber is failing to provide drivers basic protections only offered to employees, such as healthcare and the ability to unionize. They also say the protections outlined in Prop 22 are inadequate, pointing to an analysis from the Labor Center at the University of California Berkeley that found the minimum wage under Prop. 22 would only be $5.64 due to loopholes and hidden costs.
Uber CEO Will Consider ‘All Options’ If Prop 22 Fails
Labor activists say Uber is failing to provide drivers basic protections, such as healthcare, wage protections and the ability to unionize, because they aren’t employees.
Lyft Will Not Suspend Service In California As Fight Over Labor Law Intensifies
An analysis from the Labor Center at the University of California Berkeley found the minimum wage under Prop. 22 would only be $5.64 due to loopholes and hidden costs. The analysis also found that the vast majority of drivers wouldn’t be eligible for the healthcare subsidies.
No Stimulus Check? Four Reasons Economists Ignore Freelancers
“BLS statistics are just not picking up workers who do independent contracting on the side, for supplemental income in addition to a W-2 job,” says University of California economist Annette Bernhardt PhD., author of “The Gloves-off Economy.” “This is a real significant challenge to understanding what’s going on in the labor market.”
Protecting Grocery Store Workers And Shoppers From COVID-19
Trucking Was Once A Middle Class Job; Can It Still Be?
Will Uber And Lyft Ever Stop Fighting Laws, Or Their Workers?
The Distressing Growth Of Wealth Inequality Of Boomers
Ma Joad’s Heirs–And the Battle Today Over Independent Contractors
Annette Bernhardt is the director of the low wage work program at the UC Berkeley Labor Center, and the preeminent researcher on California’s contingent economy. Her recent research has emphasized the diversity of the contingent economy: a relatively small portion of the California workforce in 2016, an estimated 8.5%, who rely on contingent work full-time, and a greater number who use it to supplement incomes.