Tuesday Digestif (43/2015): Labor Statistics and its Little Secret

Huzzah everyone! Cover Story Oops he did it again. Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders lied about the labor market. Read our full story. This Week’s Finest ‘Like Uber for Janitors, but with Benefits’ (url) – In anticipation of regulatory change, companies like Managed by Q, Shyp, and Alfred shift their workforce from 1099 to W-2 … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (43/2015): Labor Statistics and its Little Secret

Labor Statistics and its Little Secret

Someone misrepresented facts. Again. ‘Unemployment’ vs. ‘Underemployment’ This time it was Senator Sanders during the first Democratic Debate: African American youth unemployment is 51 percent. Hispanic youth unemployment is 36 percent. // Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) The mistake: Right numbers. Wrong attribution. The data is from a recent report prepared by the Economic Policy Institute … Continue reading Labor Statistics and its Little Secret

Tuesday Digestif (42/2015): Spotlight on ‘Diversified Workers’ and Labor Policy News

Howdy everyone, we hope you guys enjoyed a good Columbus Day. Cover Story This week we looked at labor policy implications of the gig-economy. The current government is already leaning in and for the next term we can expect significant changes and reforms in regards to worker’s security. Learn more about our predictions. This Week’s … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (42/2015): Spotlight on ‘Diversified Workers’ and Labor Policy News

Diversified Workers: A Topic for the Presidential Campaign and Beyond

Almost anything you need can be only one click away: Transportation, food delivery, valet service, grocery shopping, you name it. On-demand services are built around a new kind of workers. This very short article explores facts and projections about the future of gig-economy labor. Labor Market Shift The U.S. labor market is seeing a clear … Continue reading Diversified Workers: A Topic for the Presidential Campaign and Beyond