The Take-out Industry Is Booming Thanks To Silicon Valley, But These Are the People Getting Left Behind
E-bikes, and the large population of delivery cyclists who ride them, are the key to New York City’s booming takeout industry. So why does the city confiscate and ticket them at an alarming rate? Cycling advocates say it’s part of an outdated law that affects populations of immigrants working long hours, often serving as contractors who lack health insurance and the ability to sue their employers or push back on tech industry behemoths. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the crackdown is a response to safety concerns and community complaints, and regulation is aimed at businesses that break the law. HuffPost took to the streets on two wheels to examine how the system is failing immigrants and what can be done to fix it.
In a huge blow to the labor rights movement, the multi-billion dollar retail giant beat efforts by warehouse workers to unionize.
Over 50 million workers in America are paid under $15 an hour, or some $31,200 per year, according to a new report.
The wage floor in California and New York will hit $15 for many workers in 2022.
The higher wage floor will apply to new federal contracts across the country after Jan. 30.
The Labor Department is reversing a Trump-era policy that made it easier to pay tipped workers less for their time.
"I met people across the country, from Appalachia to Oakland, who worked multiple jobs, had multiple roommates, and still could not reliably pay all of their bills each month."
The new law also makes fashion brands more accountable for wage theft committed by subcontractors in L.A. garment factories.
The last hike came early in former President Barack Obama’s first term.
At local minimum wage rates, a worker would have to put in 79 hours a week, nearly two full-time jobs, to afford a modest one-bedroom rental, a report finds.