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Uber Drivers Must be Covered by Disability & Unemployment
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Uber Drivers Must be Covered by Disability & Unemployment

Newark, New Jersey –  New Jersey Uber drivers have a right to disability and unemployment benefits. New Jersey is sending a message – labor laws aren’t dictated by corporations. As Bloomberg Law has reported, the New Jersey Department of Labor has found Uber drivers employees for the purposes of disability insurance and unemployment insurance. Uber is on the hook…

New Jersey Rules Uber Drivers Are Employees
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New Jersey Rules Uber Drivers Are Employees

TRENTON, N.J.—The New Jersey Department of Labor has assessed Uber for almost $650 million for failing to pay unemployment and disability taxes for its drivers. The department charged that Uber evaded $523 million in taxes over the past four years by misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, according to letters sent to…

Michael Bloomberg: The WORST Democratic Candidate Possible
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Michael Bloomberg: The WORST Democratic Candidate Possible

Michael Bloomberg would be the worst candidate the Democrats could possibly nominate in 2020—unless they cross-endorse Donald Trump. The former New York mayor, who has begun preparations to run in the later primaries next year, has a grossly undeserved reputation as a “moderate.” His core ideology is plutocratic, that government’s primary purpose is to help…

UAW Recommends Workers Ratify Deal With Ford
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UAW Recommends Workers Ratify Deal With Ford

DETROIT, Mich.—The United Auto Workers’ National Ford Council voted Nov. 1 to recommend that members ratify the tentative agreement the union reached with Ford Motor Co. Oct. 30. Like the UAW’s new contract with General Motors, the four-year deal would give workers 3% raises in its second and fourth years, with lump-sum bonuses of 4% of their…

Shut It Down! Transit Workers Invoke ’66 Strike In Contract Battle With MTA
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Shut It Down! Transit Workers Invoke ’66 Strike In Contract Battle With MTA

New York, NY –  Look out, “If you poke the bear, you might get smacked!” Thousands of fed up NYC transit employees working without a contract since last spring, took their fight to the MTA’s doorstep at 2 Broadway this week, leaving no doubt how they feel about MTA leadership or their reticence about a…

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