Labor & Economic News Blog
Friday, October 24, 2014
California cracks down on wage theft by employers
The California controller, working with the state labor commissioner, is demanding restitution from suspected violators — and filing lawsuits, if necessary — under California's Unclaimed Property Law.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook FeedThe Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
So companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them—a vast, invisible pool of human labor. Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world’s social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to “well over 100,000”—that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook.
99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost
America's middle class knows it faces a grim retirement
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
57,000 federal workers paid for long absences
Monday, October 13, 2014
‘I lost everything’: How airport workers struggle as the economy transforms‘I lost everything’: How airport workers struggle as the economy transforms
The economics of building a factory in Brooklyn — to be near the cool kidsThe economics of building a factory in Brooklyn — to be near the cool kids
Job Center Gives a Voice, and Fair Wages, to an ‘Invisible’ Work ForceJob Center Gives a Voice, and Fair Wages, to an ‘Invisible’ Work Force