Tag: Wages and Salaries

DoorDash Promises Delivery Workers Will Earn More (and Keep Tips)

In the coming weeks, customers who order a meal via DoorDash, the nation’s biggest food-delivery app, will get something extra: a promise that when they tip, the money will go straight to the worker, rather than into DoorDash’s pocket. The company’s one million delivery workers will also get something else extra: an increase in minimum […]

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Economic Antidote for a Shrinking America: Immigrants

MIAMI — After finishing a particularly satisfying dinner at a Coral Gables restaurant with his wife, Pedro Martinez quietly slipped around to the back alley where the kitchen is. “Whatever you’re making, I’ll give you a raise,” Mr. Martinez whispered when the back door swung open. An executive at 50 Eggs, a restaurant group based […]

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Do You Understand the N.B.A. Salary Cap? Imagine Enforcing It

To be even a casual N.B.A. fan in 2019 means having to become a quasi accountant or a lawyer to decipher how the league’s salary cap works. It means understanding the difference between a soft cap and a hard cap, or the midlevel exception versus the biannual exception. There’s the Gilbert Arenas Provision, which is […]

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Trump Administration Considers Moves to Bolster Economy

White House officials have begun preparing options to help boost the American economy and prevent it from falling into a recession, including mulling a potential payroll tax cut and possibly reversing some of President Trump’s tariffs, according to people familiar with the discussions. Mr. Trump continues to insist the economy is “doing tremendously well” and […]

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How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)

SAN ANTONIO — The economic odds facing Avigail Rodriguez a few years ago couldn’t have been much worse. An undocumented immigrant and a single mother, she lived in a cramped apartment in a tough neighborhood in San Antonio and earned just $9 an hour working as a nurse’s assistant. Today, Ms. Rodriguez, 26, owns her […]

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How Women Can Escape the Likability Trap

There has been a lot of talk recently in the political arena about the likability trap for women: Women who behave in authoritative ways risk being disliked as insufferable prima donnas, pedantic schoolmarms or witchy women. What you haven’t heard about much is the way successful women overcome this form of gender bias. I have […]

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Trump Finds a Brawler for His War on Workers

President Trump talks a good game about helping American workers but has pursued arguably the most anti-labor agenda of any modern president. Now he has doubled down by choosing for secretary of labor a corporate lawyer who has spent his career battling workers. This is a bit like nominating Typhoid Mary to be health secretary. […]

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Fraud Case Against Bus Maker Shows Risks of Pay Promises in City Contracts

In recent decades, government agencies across the country have used their buying power to benefit American workers. When cities begin development projects or buy expensive equipment, they sometimes award contracts or subsidies contingent on job creation, or they impose wage requirements. The Obama administration required federal contractors to pay workers more than $10 an hour […]

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Pushed by Consumers, Some Sponsors Join Soccer’s Fight Over Equal Pay

Moments after the United States women’s soccer team won the World Cup last month, Nike released a bracing commercial celebrating the championship as a triumph of female empowerment. “We will keep fighting not just to make history, but to change it, forever!” the ad’s narrator says as a crowd of voices bursts into the ubiquitous […]

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Senators Urge Google to Give Temporary Workers Full-Time Status

A group of Democratic senators has demanded in a letter sent to Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, that the internet giant convert its more than 120,000 temporary and contract workers to full-time employees. The letter, written by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, also urged Google to stop its “anti-worker practices” and treat everyone at the […]

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Yes, America Is Rigged Against Workers

The United States is the only advanced industrial nation that doesn’t have national laws guaranteeing paid maternity leave. It is also the only advanced economy that doesn’t guarantee workers any vacation, paid or unpaid, and the only highly developed country (other than South Korea) that doesn’t guarantee paid sick days. In contrast, the European Union’s […]

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7 of Your Most Burning Questions on Social Security (With Answers)

People have lots of questions about Social Security: Will it still be around when I retire? How much will I get? How does the spousal benefit work? That’s not surprising. No government program is more important to so many Americans. This year, Social Security is expected to pay $1.1 trillion to 69 million recipients of […]

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The Labor Market’s Weak Spot: Jobs Making Stuff

After a busy week in which there was a Federal Reserve interest rate cut and an escalation in the trade war with China, the nation’s economic analysts may be eager to duck out early on a summer Friday. The new employment numbers help their cause. That’s because, to an uncanny degree, they affirm what we […]

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July Jobs Report: What to Look For

The Labor Department will release the hiring and unemployment figures for July at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The monthly report provides one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. Here’s what to watch for: Wall Street analysts expect payrolls will have grown by 165,000 jobs last month, fewer than the thumping […]

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In the Fed’s Rate Cut, a Focus on Everyday Workers

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s decision to cut rates for the first time in more than a decade was driven, in part, by a recognition that policymakers have a role to play in the fate of American workers. Though the United States has experienced a record period of uninterrupted growth and unemployment is close to […]

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Strippers Are Doing It for Themselves

Around 10 most nights, Nikeisah Newton hops into her car for a 10-minute drive into downtown Portland, Ore., so that she can deliver healthy meals that include ingredients like massaged kale to strippers working the evening shift. “One of the best forms of activism is feeding people,” Ms. Newton said. Her company is called Meals […]

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The Tech Industry Is Building a Vast Digital Underclass

DoorDash is the most popular food delivery service in the country, a freakishly fast-growing unicorn valued at $7 billion just six years after its founding, backed by some of Silicon Valley’s and Saudi Arabia’s leading investors. I’ll slinkingly confess that it is also a provider of my lunch two or three or five times a […]

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DoorDash Changes Tipping Model After Uproar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] DoorDash, the nation’s biggest on-demand food delivery app, is dropping a widely criticized tipping policy that effectively meant customers’ tips were going to DoorDash rather than the worker who delivered their meal. The decision follows days of widespread outrage […]

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My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman

I had just started my lunch shift when the phone pinged: Uber Eats, pickup at Cocina del Sur on West 38th Street in Manhattan, five blocks away. Great! I pedaled down West 40th into congealing crosstown traffic. Seconds later my phone ponged — different sound. Postmates, another delivery app: Pick up two orders at Shake […]

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House to Vote on Raising Federal Minimum Wage to $15

WASHINGTON — The House is expected on Thursday to pass a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, delivering a long-sought victory to liberals and putting the Democratic Party’s official imprimatur on the so-called Fight for $15, which many Democratic presidential candidates have embraced. The bill would more […]

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