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California sues Uber, Lyft for stepping over labor laws and misclassifying drivers as independent contractors

California sues Uber, Lyft for stepping over labor laws and misclassifying drivers as independent contractors

The state of California sued the ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft, over violations of labor rights. The two have been accused of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees which keeps the latter from…

Human rights
Labor Rights Are Human Rights —                                                      It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

Labor Rights Are Human Rights — It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

The US used to tell the world that strong unions were a bulwark against fascism. We should take our own advice and enshrine the right to organize. Democratic presidential contenders are renewing their acquaintance with…

Human rights
Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

Shifts in demographic and economic patterns are pushing workers to cross borders for jobs in ever increasing numbers. Migrants often leave their home communities due to extreme poverty and face exploitation as they search for…