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

Uber cambió el transporte, ahora ¿a los economistas?

elfinanciero.com.mx — A Uber se le conoce por cambiar drásticamente al sector de ese tipo de transporte. Ahora, es posible que también esté haciendo olas en la profesión de economista. Durante casi 20 años, los economistas han estado debatiendo sobre cómo los taxistas deciden cuándo dejar de trabajar.

Care.com Creates a $500 Limited Benefit for Gig-Economy Workers

nytimes.com — In one of the earliest moves to bring employee benefits to workers in the so-called gig economy, an online marketplace that connects millions of families with babysitters, nannies and caregivers announced on Wednesday that it would provide up to $500 a year for workers to use for health care, transportation or education expenses.

What it Feels Like to Be Washed Up at 35

newrepublic.com — And that's just what gets said in public. An engineer in his forties recently told me about meeting a tech CEO who was trying to acquire his company. "You must be the token graybeard," said the CEO, who was in his late twenties or early thirties.

How Uber Drivers Decide How Long to Work

nytimes.com — (The hourly wage of cabdrivers typically reflects how busy they are; the rate they can charge doesn't change unexpectedly. For Uber drivers, the hourly wage reflects both busyness and rates, since Uber can increase prices when demand is high.)

Graduate students are given the right to form unions

adn.com — Nation/World Author: Noam Scheiber, The New York Times Updated: 12 minutes ago Published 12 minutes ago Punctuating a string of Obama-era moves to shore up labor rights and expand protections for workers, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities have a federally backed right to unionize.

Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

nytimes.com — Students who work as teaching and research assistants will be allowed to vote to unionize under a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board that found that they are employees under federal labor law.

After Ailes and Cosby, a Moment for More Women to Speak Up

nytimes.com — That sentiment was echoed by Carol Costello, a CNN anchor who, in a segment that aired last week, said that she had been sexually harassed when she was younger. Ms. Costello said she was inspired by the Ailes and Cosby cases to step forward, and thought it was important "to add my voice to the cause," but was skeptical about whether it would lead to systemic change.

After Ailes and Cosby, a Moment for More Women to Speak Up

nytimes.com — That sentiment was echoed by Carol Costello, a CNN anchor who, in a segment that aired last week, said that she had been sexually harassed when she was younger. Ms. Costello said she was inspired by the Ailes and Cosby cases to step forward, and thought it was important "to add my voice to the cause," but was skeptical about whether it would lead to systemic change.

A Union Power Broker in an Age of Insurgencies

nytimes.com — Most significant has been his attention to the rank and file, which includes people as diverse as school cafeteria workers to corrections officers. In late 2014, he started Afscme Strong, an effort to have union officials and activists conduct open-ended conversations with one million members, the better to create a sense of belonging and to gin up local activism for facing down employers or participating in local political and legislative campaigns.

Harvard and Yale Obama and Clinton's Rival Law Schools

newrepublic.com — If a transition tells you something about a president's style-if not his chances of success-then Bill Clinton and Barack Obama could hardly be more different. Clinton was often at his worst as president-elect. Key rules were overlooked (Hillary spent weeks flirting with a cabinet job before learning that anti-nepotism laws precluded it) and key setbacks were self-inflicted (gays-in-the-military sh...
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Sep 26, 2016

Seems like far & away most important thing that happened tonight was Hillary looked poised, vigorous whole way through, Trump looked spent.

Sep 24, 2016

@sindap ah, i was trying to figure out what was driving demand off the charts. Still, Knights Inn!

Sep 19, 2016

@ruth_franklin you'd think natural selection would have solved that problem...

Sep 18, 2016

Takeaway from the Emmys: Richard Plepler doesn't get thanked enough. Can we find a way to thank him next year?

Sep 16, 2016

The time b/w when u needle someone on twitter & they like yr tweet feels like the uncomfortable part of the "Funny How?" scene in Goodfellas


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