Posts tagged flexible schedules

    Uber, Doordash plunge after Labor Department proposes change to gig worker classification

    October 11, 2022 // The Biden Labor Department released a proposal Tuesday that could make it possible for gig workers to be reclassified as employees, rather than contractors. The proposed rule sent stocks of gig companies like DoorDash, Lyft and Uber down. It comes after a court reinstated a Trump-era rule Biden’s Labor Department tried to block that would have made it easier to classify gig workers as contractors.

    We haven’t completely dodged a ‘disastrous’ rail strike, rail workers say

    September 15, 2022 // After years of an increasingly taxing work environment, longtime rail employees are worn down — and not trusting that the tentative agreement reached by their union officials and employers will deliver for them. “It just feels like we’re going to be forced into a deal that I’ve heard nobody say anything positive about,” said the track worker.