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

Obama’s Budget Seeks to Ease Economic Fears for U.S. Workers

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - At the center of the final budget of President Obama 's term is a concession that the major macroeconomic trends of the past two generations - particularly the loss of benefits that once went with formal employment relationships - are largely irreversible.
Feb 10, 2016

Obama’s Budget Seeks to Ease Economic Fears for U.S. Workers - NYTimes.com mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/us/…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @nytimesbusiness: Obama’s final budget concedes that big trends like the loss of workers' benefits are largely irreversible nyti.ms/1TS1RU3

Feb 10, 2016

Obama's budget reflects a vision of modest govt intervention. Is it off message on a day when Sanders dominates NH? nytimes.com/2016/02/10/us/…

Feb 10, 2016

In Obama budget @NoamScheiber sees concession that lower wages, lost benefits in new economy are irreversible. nyti.ms/23VSzL8

Feb 10, 2016

RT @jonathanweisman: In Obama budget @NoamScheiber sees concession that lower wages, lost benefits in new economy are irreversible. nyti.ms/23VSzL8

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Uber drivers and others in the gig economy take a stand

newsobserver.com — In the rapid growth of the online gig economy, many workers have felt squeezed and at times dehumanized by a business structure that promises independence but often leaves them at the mercy of increasingly powerful companies. Some are beginning to band together in search of leverage and to secure what they see as fairer treatment from the platforms that make the work possible.

Warren's New Book Whitewashes Hillary History

newrepublic.com — The commission report had been delivered in October 1997, and for the next three years we fought off the industry as best we could. But in 2000, we were running out of ways to counter the relentless campaign. The industry-supported bankruptcy bill passed the House and Senate by sizable margins.
Feb 04, 2016

Elizabeth Warren has said Clinton changed her vote on bankruptcy bill after getting campaign $ from bankers sendy.berniesanders.com/l/q4lX763phtQE…

Motoristas do Uber e trabalhadores da economia do frila se mobilizam

www1.folha.uol.com.br — Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Detalhe mostra o aplicativo Uber, para transporte de passageiros NOAM SCHEIBER DO "NEW YORK TIMES" Em setembro do ano passado, os motoristas do UberBlack, o serviço de carros de luxo do Uber, receberam um e-mail os informando de que teriam de começar a aceitar chamados do UberX, a opção de baixo custo da empresa.

Uber Drivers and Others in the Gig Economy Take a Stand

nytimes.com — Last September, Dallas-area drivers for UberBlack, the company's high-end car service, received an email informing them that they would be expected to start picking up passengers on UberX, its low-cost option. The next day, when the policy was scheduled to go into effect, several dozen drivers caravaned to Uber's office in downtown Dallas and planted themselves outside until company officials met with them.
Feb 02, 2016

RT @puiwingtam: Uber (+Lyft+Postmates) drivers are mad and aren't going to take it anymore. So they're taking a stand. nyti.ms/1UHIqeS @noamscheiber

Feb 02, 2016

RT @puiwingtam: Uber (+Lyft+Postmates) drivers are mad and aren't going to take it anymore. So they're taking a stand. nyti.ms/1UHIqeS @noamscheiber

Feb 02, 2016

Uber policy of angering its workers sparking a backlash. Best gig economy story I've read. nytimes.com/2016/02/03/bus… pic.twitter.com/qyE13vgL00

Feb 02, 2016

Feeling Squeeze and Often Dehumanized, Uber Drivers and Others in the Gig Economy Take a Stand nyti.ms/1UHIqeS via @noamscheiber

Feb 02, 2016

RT @puiwingtam: Uber (+Lyft+Postmates) drivers are mad and aren't going to take it anymore. So they're taking a stand. nyti.ms/1UHIqeS @noamscheiber

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Unions lean Democratic, but Trump gets their attention

adn.com — WASHINGTON - Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald Trump, the 2 million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list. The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement.

Unions Lean Democratic, but Donald Trump Gets Members’ Attention

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald J. Trump, the two million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list. The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement.
Jan 29, 2016

Labor unions tilt heavily Democratic, but union leaders fear that Trump appeals to the rank and file. nytimes.com/2016/01/30/bus… @noamscheiber

Jan 29, 2016

When your union endorses Hillary but you're all in for ... Trump. nytimes.com/2016/01/30/bus… Yep, it's a thing, possibly a big one.

Jan 29, 2016

RT @greenhousenyt: Labor unions tilt heavily Democratic, but union leaders fear that Trump appeals to the rank and file. nytimes.com/2016/01/30/bus… @noamscheiber

Jan 29, 2016

Unions Lean Democratic, but Donald Trump Gets Members’ Attention nyti.ms/1OUQhnM

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Labor Department Clarifies Employment Guidelines

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Labor Department on Wednesday waded deeper into the contentious issue of joint employment, seeking to clarify who is accountable for violations of employment laws when two different entities, like a manufacturer and a staffing agency, both have ties to the same worker.
Jan 20, 2016

Govmnt's top employment law enforcer weighs in on when companies are liable for violations by contractors they hire nytimes.com/2016/01/21/bus…

Jan 20, 2016

Are you an employer? Do you use contractors & staffing agencies? You may be liable for labor violations they commit! nytimes.com/2016/01/21/bus…

Jan 20, 2016

RT @FairWarningNews: Labor Department Clarifies Employment Guidelines nyti.ms/1Ub4Qoy via @nytimes

Jan 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor issues new guidelines to define who's a joint employer. nytimes.com/2016/01/21/bus… @noamscheiber

Elizabeth Warren Can Scare Hillary Clinton in 2016 Primaries

newrepublic.com — In practice, though, I think this ideological shift is deeply problematic for Clinton. Klein touches on the reason why when he writes that Democrats' views on corporations and banks may serve as a proxy for something bigger: The danger for Clinton is if Warren is able to persuade Democrats that cracking down on Wall Street reform is the key to helping the middle class or-perhaps more plausibly-opposing inequality.
Jan 14, 2016

FWIW, this piece summarized the state of the Hillary v. Warren debate circa late 2013: newrepublic.com/article/115608…

Ted Cruz in 2016: He's His Own Worst Birther

newrepublic.com — Here's Cruz's problem: Under further questioning, Spiro conceded that Cruz's case isn't really clear cut if you limit yourself to the actual wording of the Constitution. (The Constitution never defines what "natural born" means.) Rather, what makes Cruz's eligibility a no-brainer is the way the country has chosen to interpret the Constitution in recent decades.
Jan 12, 2016

Most experts interpret the constitution as allowing Ted Cruz to be president. But not an expert named... Ted Cruz newrepublic.com/article/113135…

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Feb 11, 2016

Bernie's fool-proof path to victory: Make primaries a referendum on Kissinger. Pretty sure there's not a pro-Kissinger majority in the party

Feb 11, 2016

Alan Grayson has always been a quirky guy to say the least. Now he appears to be ethically dodgy too: nytimes.com/2016/02/12/us/…

Feb 11, 2016

@Jeff_Himmelman yes, there are some flaws. like: yes, hillary was left on social issues in 90s. not clear she was ever a leftie on Wall St.

Feb 11, 2016

"sometimes it feels like to defend Clinton is to defend middle age" @michelleinbklyn's piece is as good as peopl say slate.com/articles/doubl…

Feb 11, 2016

How former AZ governor Jan Brewer prefigured Donald Trump: nytimes.com/2016/02/11/ups… Great piece from @jbarro

Feb 11, 2016

Very smart piece on where Bernie is making gains, & how much he still has to do to bump off Hillary, from @Nate_Cohn nytimes.com/2016/02/11/ups…

Feb 11, 2016

@ballabon Hey Jeff, we were in touch 12 yrs ago when I was at The New Republic. Would love to check in for an NYT story. Can u follow me?

Feb 11, 2016

True, @nickconfessore, but a Sanders loss would have also "set off a familiar mix of celebration & anxiety" among us Jews. It's how we roll.


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