Amazon and Labor

By |2019-02-11T15:03:04+00:00February 11th, 2019|Labor History, Media, Technology, union news|

In late Fall of 2018, after a nationwide bidding war with other large metropolitan cities, Ecommerce and tech giant Amazon decided to build its second North American headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. In return for almost $3 billion in subsidies from the City, Amazon has promised a variety of things to give back to [...]

The App-Based Battleground

By |2018-09-24T22:47:53+00:00June 25th, 2018|Media, Technology, union news, Workers Compensation|

California and Seattle are the latest battlegrounds for lawsuits involving ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft. As the gig economy expands, the definitions of job and employee are growing with it. However, the business model of the gig economy can be particularly daunting for their independent contractors-those of who are usually not subject to certain benefits, [...]