Category: Labor

The Disrupt 2020 Labor Day flash sale ends tonight
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The Disrupt 2020 Labor Day flash sale ends tonight

As the Labor Day weekend winds down here in the states, so too does our flash sale and your chance to save $100 on a Digital Pro pass to Disrupt 2020. Fight off your holiday food coma long enough to buy your pass before 11:59 p.m. (PT) tonight. Disrupt 2020 takes place September 14-18, and…

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Disrupt 2020 Labor Day flash sale
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Disrupt 2020 Labor Day flash sale

If you belong to the global early-stage startup community, you labor your keister off every day. Here in the states, we observe Labor Day every September to celebrate workers — with sales on everything from cars to mattresses (how very American). Not to be outdone, we’re holding a Disrupt 2020 flash sale and — in…

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Uber and Lyft face new lawsuit from CA Labor Commissioner
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Uber and Lyft face new lawsuit from CA Labor Commissioner

Uber and Lyft are both facing another lawsuit from the office of the California Labor Commissioner alleging wage theft. Filed today, the suits argue both Uber and Lyft are misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors and aim to enforce the labor practices set forth by AB 5. “The Uber and Lyft business model rests on…

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Report: Labor Department Cheats American Graduates
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Report: Labor Department Cheats American Graduates

President Donald Trump’s Department of Labor cheats many millions of American graduates by allowing employers to import foreign contract workers at below-market wages, says a May 4 report by the Economic Policy Institute. “DOL lets H-1B employers undercut local wages,” said the report, titled “H-1B visas and prevailing wage levels.” The report continues: Sixty percent…

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No Labor Shortage: 11.5M Jobless Americans Available for Full-Time Work
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No Labor Shortage: 11.5M Jobless Americans Available for Full-Time Work

There remain about 11.5 million Americans who are out of work, sitting on the labor market sidelines, all of whom want full-time, high-wage jobs without being forced to compete against a growing number of cheaper, foreign workers. The latest employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds there is still slack in the labor…

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No Labor Shortage: 11M Americans Out of Work but Want Full-Time Jobs
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No Labor Shortage: 11M Americans Out of Work but Want Full-Time Jobs

There remain more than 11 million Americans who are out of work but want full-time jobs, despite claims by corporate interests and the big business lobby of a so-called “labor shortage.” The latest unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals there is still slack in the labor market for disenfranchised Americans to enter…

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