Labor and workplace reporter for NY Times. Ex-TNR. Author of The Escape Artists, book on Obama admin & economy. noamscheiber@gmail.com

NLRB expands standards for ‘joint employers’

seattletimes.com — The new standard is significant because corporations could be held liable for labor-law violations by subcontractors and could be forced to the bargaining table by unions seeking to organize the employees of a subcontractor or franchisee.

Labor Board Says Franchise Workers Can Bargain With Parent Company

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The National Labor Relations Board in Washington on Thursday made it substantially easier for unions to bargain for higher wages and benefits, potentially opening the door for organized workers at fast food chains and other franchises to negotiate with the larger corporations, like McDonald's and Yum Brands, rather than with individual restaurants, where they would have a harder time achieving their goals.
Aug 27, 2015

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: Labor board says franchise workers can bargain with parent company nyti.ms/1Ka5K4f

Aug 27, 2015

RT @nytimesbusiness: Labor Board Says Franchise Workers Can Bargain With Parent Company nyti.ms/1MR30HN

Aug 27, 2015

Very big NLRB decision today about who workers have a right to negotiate with. That probably means you, McDonald's: nytimes.com/2015/08/28/bus…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @noamscheiber: Very big NLRB decision today about who workers have a right to negotiate with. That probably means you, McDonald's: nytimes.com/2015/08/28/bus…

Aug 27, 2015

NLRB adopts broader rule, making it easier for workers to bargain w/ company at top of contracting or franchise chain nytimes.com/2015/08/28/bus…

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U.S. Court Reinstates Home Care Pay Rules

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated regulations drawn up by the Obama administration to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to almost two million workers who provide home care for the elderly and disabled.

Union Takes a McDonald’s Challenge Overseas

nytimes.com — McDonald's long ago went global. Lately, the anti-McDonald's campaign has started following it around the world. The union-led effort to raise wages and organize workers at fast-food chains in the United States is shifting its focus from organized protests at home - its key point of leverage for almost three years - to highlighting McDonald's actions abroad in hopes that foreign regulators will bring further pressure to bear on the company.
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Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn't

cnbc.com — On Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, across the legal profession and the corporate world, a growing chorus of companies are singing the praises of a kinder workplace, announcing policies like generous maternity leave at Netflix, and Goldman Sachs's rule against investment-banking analysts working on Saturdays.

Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn’t

nytimes.com — On Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, across the legal profession and the corporate world, a growing chorus of companies are singing the praises of a kinder workplace, announcing policies like generous maternity leave at Netflix, and Goldman Sachs's rule against investment-banking analysts working on Saturdays.
Aug 18, 2015

While some elite companies adopt kinder work/life policies, many remain brutally competitive places to work. nytimes.com/2015/08/18/bus…

Aug 19, 2015

Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn’t lnkd.in/bTPYs-W

Aug 18, 2015

Work Policies May Be Kinder, but Brutal Competition Isn’t nyti.ms/1DZt8iq @nytimes

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How parents' ever-changing work schedules affect kids' well-being

The Perils of Ever-Changing Work Schedules Extend to Children’s Well-Being

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Abercrombie & Fitch announced last week that it would stop requiring workers to be on call for shifts that could be canceled with little notice, making it the latest retailer to pull back from such scheduling practices.
Aug 18, 2015

RT @kdziczek: this is interesting...wonder what are the implications for AWS? nytimes.com/2015/08/13/bus…

Aug 13, 2015

The on-call shifts that Abercrombie et al are ending are terrible for workers, but much worse for their kids: nytimes.com/2015/08/13/bus…

Aug 13, 2015

Children's brains suffer when parents work nonstandard/oncall/overnight shifts: nytimes.com/2015/08/13/bus…

Aug 13, 2015

Employers hurt children's development when they change workers' schedules last minute: nyti.ms/1TwHcGS

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What a $15 Minimum Wage Would Mean for Your City

nytimes.com — As the campaign for a $15 minimum wage has gained strength this year, even supporters of large minimum-wage increases have wondered how high the wage floor can rise before it reduces employment and hurts the economy. The recent recommendation of a wage board in New York State to establish a $15-an-hour minimum wage for workers at fast-food chains provided a case in point.
Aug 12, 2015

How well could your city absorb a $15/hr minimum wage? I did the math so you don't have to: nytimes.com/2015/08/13/ups…

Aug 12, 2015

The big city that'll absorb a $15 min wage most easily? SF. The one that wld have the toughest time? It'll surprise u nytimes.com/2015/08/13/ups…

Aug 12, 2015

We think of LA, SF, Seattle, DC, NYC as well prepared to absorb $15 min wage, but LA will have a much tougher time: nytimes.com/2015/08/13/ups…

Aug 12, 2015

The numbers say Washington, DC could absorb a $15/hour min wage like it was nothing: nytimes.com/2015/08/13/ups…

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Scale of Minimum Wage Rise Has Experts Guessing at Effect

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The fight for a $15 minimum wage has gained momentum in New York, California and other places around the country in recent months. But as a national strategy to raise incomes at the bottom of the pay scale, it faces major obstacles, both political and economic.
Jul 27, 2015

A look at how minimum wage increases are likely to affect big cities like NYC differently than more rural areas: nyti.ms/1HTy7iB

Jul 27, 2015

“Raising the minimum wage for everyone says something..profoundly good about the society we want to live in." nytimes.com/2015/07/27/bus…

Jul 26, 2015

Scale of Minimum Wage Rise Has Experts Guessing at Effect nyti.ms/1SJ92da

Jul 26, 2015

We're in pretty damn unprecedented territory on this minimum wage stuff, for better or worse: nytimes.com/2015/07/27/bus…

Jul 26, 2015

NYT: Experts are guessing at effects of $15 minimum wage--although they agree that it reduces turnover. nytimes.com/2015/07/27/bus… @noamscheiber

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Aug 28, 2015

Biz groups, conservs see the hand of an all-powerful Obama appointee in recent pro-worker decisions, curse his name: nytimes.com/2015/08/28/bus…

Aug 28, 2015

@sullivanamy the papal chase? whatever the case, sounds like you need a poping strategy. possibly some papal mache. tho not a popie diaper.

Aug 27, 2015

“The decision today could be one of the more significant by the N.L.R.B. in 35 yrs." Our full take just went live: nytimes.com/2015/08/28/bus…

Aug 27, 2015

Very big NLRB decision today about who workers have a right to negotiate with. That probably means you, McDonald's: nytimes.com/2015/08/28/bus…

Aug 26, 2015

The great @marcatracy on A1 today probing the Under Amor-U Maryland relationship, patterned after Nike-U Oregon: nytimes.com/2015/08/26/spo…

Aug 26, 2015

China drove huge increase in global capacity to extract, export commodities. It's collapse creates huge overcapacity nytimes.com/2015/08/26/bus…

Aug 26, 2015

just unbelievable. we are a deeply sick society, as though we needed more evidence: cnn.com/2015/08/26/us/…

Aug 25, 2015

RT @PerryStein: Lawyers are making big money off of lead poisoning victims in Baltimore receiving monthly settlement payments washingtonpost.com/local/social-i…


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