Author: Diana Rosen

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Most people associate Uber with cheap rides (unless prices are surging), occasional safety concerns, unethical monitoring of journalists, troubling data privacy protections and employee misclassification troubles. But Uber, which provides an on-demand driving service through a mobile app, has recently made waves in another field: lobbying. With 250 lobbyists and… Read More»

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced new employer guidelines to determine whether the individuals who work for them should be classified as employees or independent contractors. The Treasury Department estimates that companies are misclassifying millions of people every year, classifying them as independent contractors when the law says… Read More»

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It’s no secret that teachers, firefighters and other civil servants are under attack from extremist politicians and the billionaires bankrolling them. And as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker moves to run for president in 2016, more hardworking women and men are reckoning with the possibility of a national anti-worker agenda. Walker’s… Read More»

Plenary speakers (L-R) Veronica Mendez, Jack Mahoney, Christina Montorio, Dr. David Weil and moderator Sarita Gupta.

More than 250 scholars and practitioners gathered for the fifth annual national Labor Research and Action Network conference, a project coordinated by the Jobs With Justice Education Fund, last week. The two-day event, hosted by the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, brings together academics,… Read More»

Jobs With Justice Education Fund Executive Director Sarita Gupta with the honorees

More than 400 labor leaders, advocates and allies gathered for Jobs With Justice Education Fund’s 11th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration last night. Each year, the event honors outstanding leaders who have upheld Eleanor Roosevelt’s belief that workers’ rights are human rights. Following a reception where supporters of… Read More»