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America’s much needed infrastructure investment offers a way to tackle inequality and rebuild the middle class
The Partnership, together with the National Employment Law Project, co-convened a movement gathering of unions, worker centers, and national networks to share analysis and strategy on how to support workers organizing in the on-demand economy. The strategy session came at a key moment.
Farmworkers in two of America’s most productive agricultural counties are taking a step toward greater rights and protections on the job, thanks to Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) and its campaign for a Farmworkers’ Bill of Rights.
In a significant vote last December, Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation that gave all for-hire (Lyft, Uber, taxi and limo) drivers the right to a legally recognized voice on the job. This innovative new law made the city the first in the country to extend the ability to collectively negotiate for better work conditions to drivers currently classified as independent contractors.
Late last month, US Labor Secretary Tom Perez travelled to Silicon Valley to hear from the working people and community leaders who are using their ingenuity to tackle the extreme inequality that is now facing the area.
Pathways Forward in an On-Demand World: How Progressives Can Challenge Precarious Work & Strengthen Communities in the New Economy
By Nikki Fortunato Bas on 1/18/16 for the Oakland Tribune My Word © 2016 Bay Area News Group
Nationwide – In a historic unanimous vote this afternoon, Seattle became the first city to help ensure safe and reliable transportation by giving all for-hire drivers – including Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers – a right to speak out collectively about workplace concerns.
In advance of Seattle Council’s Monday vote to grant all for-hire drivers a voice on the job, a new report reveals collective bargaining increases safety and reliability in city transportation systems. It also finds that the benefits of giving workers a mechanism to speak out for change go beyond drivers, extending to the entire community.