Labor and such at the @washingtonpost. Holler: lydia.depillis@washpost.com

This company shows paid parental leave don’t have to just be for high-paid professionals

washingtonpost.com — In the rash of American companies to roll out generous parental leave policies over the past few weeks Netflix! Goldman Sachs! Adobe! Microsoft! - Thursday's announcement that McLean, Va.-based Hilton Hotels would be giving new mothers 10 paid weeks off and fathers two weeks off got little press.
Sep 04, 2015

This company shows paid parental leave don’t have to just be for white-collar workers wapo.st/1XqkO1n

Inside the battle to overhaul overtime - and what it says about how lobbying has changed

washingtonpost.com — The week before Labor Day may be a quiet one in Washington. But in the nation's capital and across the country, legions of lawyers and lobbyists are scrambling to weigh in one of the most consequential regulations of Obama's second term: An update to the Fair Labor Standards Act that would make 4.6 million more people eligible for overtime.
Sep 04, 2015

Inside the battle to overhaul overtime — and what it says about how lobbying has changed wapo.st/1XoXsJt

Sep 04, 2015

Hurry, the overtime comment period ends today!! Huh? How regulatory fights have become like political campaigns: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Sep 04, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: Hurry, the overtime comment period ends today!! Huh? How regulatory fights have become like political campaigns: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Low-wage workers are about to get some of the biggest raises they’ve ever seen

washingtonpost.com — Dalia Catalán's daughter is 13 years old, but Catalán hasn't seen her since leaving their home in Guatemala four years ago, when she and her husband came to Washington seeking work. Catalán, her husband and a two-year-old son, Carlos, live in a cramped basement apartment in Fort Totten.
Sep 03, 2015

Low-wage workers are about to get some of the biggest raises they’ve ever seen wapo.st/1JQdC4n

Sep 03, 2015

A quick snapshot of what we know about the effects of DC's minimum wage increases so far: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Sep 03, 2015

I'm amazed by heartless commenters: Low-wage workers are about to get some of the biggest raises they've ever seen wpo.st/45IZ0

Sep 04, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Low-wage workers are about to get some of the biggest raises they’ve ever seen wapo.st/1JQjGK4

Sep 04, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Low-wage workers are about to get some of the biggest raises they’ve ever seen wapo.st/1JQjGK4

What Netflix’s new maternity leave doesn’t tell us about inequality

washingtonpost.com — Activists gathered today at Netflix's corporate headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., to protest a new workforce policy: Granting unlimited paid maternity leave to the relatively well-compensated workers on its digital side, but not the line workers who stuff DVDs into envelopes.
Sep 01, 2015

RT @Wonkblog: Netflix’s unlimited paid leave policy criticized for leaving out low paid workers wapo.st/1PJKfVP

Sep 01, 2015

What Netflix’s new maternity leave policy doesn’t tell us about inequality wapo.st/1KFdJ82

Sep 01, 2015

Wonky but important point about Netflix and the real nature of inequality: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Sep 01, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: What Netflix’s new maternity leave policy doesn’t tell us about inequality wapo.st/1KpAEFG

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Seattle might try something crazy to let Uber drivers unionize

washingtonpost.com — Seattle may try a novel legal approach to helping Uber drivers to unionize - and potentially other independent contractors too, if the idea holds up in court.
Aug 31, 2015

Seattle might try something crazy to let Uber drivers unionize wapo.st/1JH36Rh

Aug 31, 2015

Seattle Teamsters have a sort of hair-brained strategy to let Uber drivers (& possibly other contractors) unionize: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Aug 31, 2015

Would NLRA, which excludes ind. contractors from bargaining, pre-empt local law creating separate system for them to? washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @anthonydeangelo: The most amazing part about this @lydiadepillis piece on organizing Uber is the big Lyft ad in the middle of it washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

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The undercarriage of the car-wash industry: Wage fraud and other abuses

washingtonpost.com — In the back area of a Fairfax County auto dealership, a crew of mostly undocumented workers provides a snapshot of the challenges that Virginia faces with its steadily transforming economy. There, immigrants from Latin America rush to clean a steady line of used cars that their employer - an independent car-detailing company - was hired by the dealer to prepare for resale.
Aug 31, 2015

The undercarriage of the car-wash industry: Wage fraud and other abuses wpo.st/9HLY0

Aug 31, 2015

Abuses in Virginia's car wash industry go uninvestigated: "It was torture" wapo.st/1N4duVG

Aug 31, 2015

.@aolivo and I take a look at low-wage immigrant work in Virginia, and a political landscape that isn't helping: washingtonpost.com/local/the-unde…

Aug 31, 2015

Dirty undercarriage of car-wash industry: Wage fraud and other abuses. More great reporting from @aolivo washingtonpost.com/local/the-unde…

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US labour board takes action on sharing economy jobs

smh.com.au — The ride-sharing company Uber may be forced to recognise drivers as employees and provide them with appropriate conditions and protections. Washington: A US labour board voted on Thursday to redefine the employee-employer relationship, granting new bargaining powers to workers in an economy increasingly reliant on subcontractors, franchisees and temporary staffing agencies.

Labor Board moves to make businesses accountable for their subcontractors

washingtonpost.com — Many companies will have to take responsibility for the actions of their subcontractors and franchisees after a major labor law decision announced Thursday, marking an important step in a larger push to restore legal accountability for businesses that have avoided it through various forms of outsourcing.
Aug 27, 2015

In landmark case, labor board will let more workers bargain with their employer’s employer wapo.st/1Ka9qCW

Aug 27, 2015

NLRB moves to tie businesses to their subcontractors, opening the door to broader unionization. First cut: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: NLRB moves to tie businesses to their subcontractors, opening the door to broader unionization. First cut: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: NLRB moves to tie businesses to their subcontractors, opening the door to broader unionization. First cut: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @lydiadepillis: NLRB moves to tie businesses to their subcontractors, opening the door to broader unionization. First cut: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

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Why this #BlackLivesMatter supporter opposes a minimum wage hike in St. Louis

washingtonpost.com — Since the Black Lives Matter movement arose in the wake of protests over the police killing of an unarmed teenager last summer in Ferguson, Mo., it's given new energy in many places to the fight for a $15 minimum wage. There's a lot of overlap in poor, African American communities that see a strong link between racial and economic justice.

Bracing for labor board decision, franchises spend recess courting Democrats

washingtonpost.com — On a recent Friday afternoon, House minority whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) found himself touring the unremarkable accommodations of a Hilton Garden Inn. "We are very proud of our bathrooms," said Marzena Wyszynska, the hotel's general manager, as she showed off one suite. "They are very large."
Aug 25, 2015

Or, how @WhipHoyer found himself praising the bathrooms at a Hilton Garden Inn. washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Aug 25, 2015

Bracing for labor board decision, franchises spend recess courting Democrats wapo.st/1JXXELJ

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Sep 04, 2015

Would be fascinating to plot this against religiosity and education level. washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Sep 04, 2015

Hurry, the overtime comment period ends today!! Huh? How regulatory fights have become like political campaigns: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Sep 03, 2015

Revisiting some evidence that shows yes, it is possible to have too much paid maternity leave. nber.org/papers/w19595

Sep 03, 2015

A quick snapshot of what we know about the effects of DC's minimum wage increases so far: washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

Sep 03, 2015

.@uschamber's labor guy spends much of his briefing rebutting arguments that unions are on the rise. Worried, maybe? pic.twitter.com/kdbcbPmS4g

Sep 02, 2015

@swinshi @erikbryn @lymanstoneky @LarryMishel can y'all please have this important debate in a more accommodative public place than Twitter?

Sep 02, 2015

Creative research here from @equitablegrowth showing college grads "filtering down" the income spectrum: equitablegrowth.org/research/cruel…


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