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

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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U.S. Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The commission's ruling, issued this week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex in employment settings.
Jul 17, 2015

EEOC rules that employment discrimination against gays, lesbians & bisexuals is illegal under U.S. law. nytimes.com/2015/07/18/bus… @noamscheiber

Jul 18, 2015

RT @greenhousenyt: EEOC rules that employment discrimination against gays, lesbians & bisexuals is illegal under U.S. law. http://t.co/cwty…

Jul 18, 2015

EEOC rules that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal under civil rights law. @noamscheiber mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/18/bus…

Jul 18, 2015

RT @chaifeldblum: @noamscheiber on our EEOC decision. Nice! But we still need a 2-track approach--go to the courts AND to Congress nytimes.com/2015/07/18/bus…

Rising Economic Insecurity Tied to Decades-Long Trend in Employment Practices

nytimes.com — When the California Labor Commissioner's Office ruled last month that an Uber driver was an employee deserving of a variety of workplace protections - and was not, as the company maintained, an independent contractor - it highlighted the divided feelings many Americans have about what is increasingly being called the "gig economy."
Jul 13, 2015

RT @ron_fournier: Great @noamscheiber take on why this new "gig" economy if rife with anxiety and no easy political answers mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/bus…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @NickHanauer: Rising Economic Insecurity Tied to Decades-Long Trend in Employment Practices nyti.ms/1Hp2QUy

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Uber files motion opposing driver class-action suit

seattletimes.com — Uber launched a counteroffensive, filing a motion in a California court to oppose the certification of a class-action lawsuit that spotlights the work status of drivers for the ride-hailing service.

Uber Files Motion Opposing Driver Class-Action Suit

nytimes.com — In a counteroffensive filled with driver testimonials, expert witnesses and a highly produced video, Uber on Thursday filed a motion in a California court to oppose the certification of a class-action lawsuit that spotlights the work status of drivers for the ride-hailing service.

Why a Meaningful Boost for Those at the Bottom Requires Help From the Top

nytimes.com — Just about every high-profile politician in the country today says income inequality is a problem. And while those from the center-left to the far right differ on how they would reduce inequality, they tend to agree on one thing: We can do it without affecting the rich.
Jul 06, 2015

Most pols think u can lower inequality by boosting the poor/middle, leave rich untouched. Alas, the math doesn't work mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/ups…

Jul 06, 2015

Can you solve inequality by lifting the bottom but not touching those at the top? Not really. nyti.ms/1RhaQyR via @UpshotNYT

Jul 07, 2015

Why a Meaningful Boost for Those at the Bottom Requires Help From the Top – via @NYTNow nyti.ms/1CiObeu pic.twitter.com/70PtyD3A4t

Jul 07, 2015

RT @jmartNYT: .@noamscheiber to neoliberals: you can't address income inequality w/o slowing income growth of highest earners mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/ups…

Jul 07, 2015

.@noamscheiber to neoliberals: you can't address income inequality w/o slowing income growth of highest earners mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/ups…

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Unpaid Internships Allowed if They Serve Educational Purpose, Court Rules

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Unpaid interns can be used legally when the work serves an educational purpose, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, setting aside a lower court decision that the movie studio Fox Searchlight Pictures had improperly classified former workers as unpaid interns rather than employees.
Jul 02, 2015

Unpaid intern who lost in fed court today once had to buy a nonallergenic pillow for movie director Darren Aronofsky nytimes.com/2015/07/03/bus…

Jul 02, 2015

Dear unpaid interns: A federal court has just dealt a massive blow to your ability to sue employers for back wages nytimes.com/2015/07/03/bus…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @noamscheiber: Dear unpaid interns: A federal court has just dealt a massive blow to your ability to sue employers for back wages nytimes.com/2015/07/03/bus…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @eliasisquith: GOP judge says unpaid interns don’t deserve compensation if the experience is “educational.” Knowledge is power! nytimes.com/2015/07/03/bus…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @noamscheiber: Dear unpaid interns: A federal court has just dealt a massive blow to your ability to sue employers for back wages nytimes.com/2015/07/03/bus…

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Obama Overtime Rule Scratches the Surface in Helping the Middle Class

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - For all the ambition of President Obama 's plan to significantly expand the number of Americans eligible for overtime pay, the proposal falls well short of helping substantially increase middle-class wages, its chief advertised benefit.
Jun 30, 2015

Obama overtime rule will mean a lot to lower m-class, but only something much more radical will end wage stagnation nytimes.com/2015/07/01/bus…

Jun 30, 2015

RT @noamscheiber: Obama overtime rule will mean a lot to lower m-class, but only something much more radical will end wage stagnation nytimes.com/2015/07/01/bus…

Jul 01, 2015

NYT-“I believe the biggest factor contributing to middle-class wage stagnation is the erosion of unions & bargaining" nytimes.com/2015/07/01/bus…

Jul 01, 2015

Overtime pay is not nothing, but to really raise middle-class wages, you need to boost unions, rein in the 1 percent: nytimes.com/2015/07/01/bus…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @nytimesbusiness: News analysis: Beyond Obama's overtime rule, wage stagnation remains the big problem nyti.ms/1FQzBWp pic.twitter.com/3q51wUehnE

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Obama Plan Would Make More Americans Eligible for Overtime

nytimes.com — President Obama will announce Monday night a rule change that makes millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to a person with knowledge of the proposal.
Jun 30, 2015

A bunch of media companies (and others) just had a panic attack at this: nyti.ms/1egSAUg

Jun 30, 2015

RT @MichaelGrabell: Obama making a lot more workers eligible for overtime. Big news for retail/restaurant shift mgrs by @noamscheiber nyti.ms/1R1AhnN

Jun 30, 2015

RT @nytimes: Obama announces rule change that makes millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay nyti.ms/1HveH6Q

Jun 29, 2015

The president announces his new overtime rule - probably the biggest thing he can do to raise middle class wages: nytimes.com/2015/06/30/bus…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @noamscheiber: The president announces his new overtime rule - probably the biggest thing he can do to raise middle class wages: nytimes.com/2015/06/30/bus…

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Labor's might seen in failure of trade deal as many kinds of unions allied

post-gazette.com — WASHINGTON - Depleted by decades of diminishing reach and struggling to respond to recent anti-union laws, the labor movement has nonetheless found a way to assert itself politically by wreaking havoc on President Barack Obama's trade agenda, a top priority of his final years in office.
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Aug 03, 2015

The amount of trolling by Dems about the first GOP debate is off the charts.

Aug 03, 2015

Idea that there's some platonically correct way to do an early primary debate - that they're anything but media spectacle - is preposterous.

Aug 03, 2015

All the commentary about the first GOP debate is making me sympathetic to Fox.

Aug 02, 2015

Terrific @mattapuzzo piece about the expert witness cops turn to when on trial for killing unarmed civilians: nytimes.com/2015/08/02/us/…

Aug 02, 2015

@jonathan_kravis post-post sounds right. that fricking closer is killing me though. i should have trade for one.

Aug 02, 2015

@jonathan_kravis hey, welcome to modernity. or maybe postmodernity. whatever it is.

Jul 31, 2015

@TheNatsBlogJoe ok, this is the 1st nats game i've ever seen. 1st baseball game if i'm honest. but he doesn't give off an effective vibe.

Jul 31, 2015

@TheFix i'm still traumatized by Barrett's meltdown in the playoffs last year, so have to go with him.

Jul 31, 2015

I watch a lot of Nats games. That's the first time I've seen Aaron Barrett effective.

Jul 31, 2015

Great @PatcohenNYT piece on the Seattle biz owner who raised his min salary to 70k, and the backlash that ensued: nytimes.com/2015/08/02/bus…

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