A new NPR/Marist poll finds that 1 in 5 jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. Within a single decade, freelancers and contractors could make up half of the workforce. Working as a freelancer can come with some flexibility, but it also means you don't have the safety net of benefi...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently announced that he'd be donating $33 million to the largest scholarship program for “Dreamers,” a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. In a statement on the scholarship's webpage, the CEO explained that his donation to...
When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her legal crusade half a century ago, the law sanctioned different treatment of women and men. When she finally made it to the Supreme Court, she had already achieved a judicial revolution. Women's issues today can often seem like they've moved far beyon...
By now, you've probably heard that Seattle and surrounding areas did NOT make the final 20 candidates to host the second headquarters for Amazon. And many residents are breathing a sigh of relief. On Thursday, Amazon released the short list of cities that are still being considered host the onl...
The National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel announced changes to worker rights approach in new memo. During Obama's presidency, the National Labor Relations Board passed a number of regulations to expand protection for employees who wish to unionize or organize in other ways to lobby...
A surprising number of American employees are paid significantly less than what they're actually worth. The pay disparity is often the result of skill-sets out-pacing supply in the current job market. Many job applicants accept the initial salary offer without first negotiating...
Many of the voters who put Donald Trump in office in November 2016 hoped his "outsider" status would boost job prospects and revive faltering industries. Now that we are one year into his presidency, how do American workers feel about the future of their jobs and industries? BBC Capital commissio...
At major U.S. companies where just 10 percent of leaders are women, half of the male employees say that females were well-represented in the organization’s leadership, according to a recent study of corporate workers put out by McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.org. In sum, just a couple token w...
Are we entering a new golden era for American workers? For a couple of years now, workers’ median earnings have been consistently rising at a rate not seen in years. This may seem unexpected following decades of wage stagnation, when the good jobs of an earlier industrial and manufacturing e...
** UPDATE: On Thursday the Trump administration announced it would temporarily waive the Jones Act to ease hurricane aid shipments.** As Puerto Ricans dive into the massive clean-up effort following Hurricane Maria, they’re already looking to fellow Americans on the mainland for assistance. ...