Unemployment Benefits Aren’t Creating a Labor Shortage, They’re Building Worker Power

As businesses have begun opening back up, we have been subjected to increasing hand-wringing from business owners, particularly restaurants and similar service-based workplaces, who insist they are facing a labor shortage. The argument, according to some, is that unemployment benefits are too generous and are discouraging work, leaving employers unable to hire workers. Thankfully, these Read more…

The Fight for Fair Pay Must Include Independent Contractors

When President Biden announced his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan in January, he included a provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and eliminate the subminimum wage for those who work for tips and people with disabilities. He listed his arguments in favor of it: a minimum wage that hasn’t been raised Read more…