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We’re All Independent Contractors Now

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. Uber is estimated to be worth some $40 billion, and has 850 employees. Uber also has over 163,000 drivers (as…

Labor Report Shows States That Raised the Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A new report released by the U.S. Department of Labor provides solid evidence that raising the minimum wage in states tends to spur job growth, the opposite of what conservative critics claim. The state-by-state hiring data, released Friday by the Labor Department, provides ammunition to the camp…

Senate Gridlock Breaks: McCarthy Approved at EPA, Perez at Labor

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Something has come over the Republicans in the U.S. Senate. Gridlock in Washington is cracking, and President Obama’s nominees are now working their way through confirmation like water through an open dam. A bipartisan deal was reached this week with the Republicans to…