Commentary | October 13, 2015

Fortune: How Seattle Could Help Uber Drivers Earn a Fatter Paycheck

Via: Fortune

The city could be the first to let drivers unionize under a proposed ordinance.

Commentary | September 30, 2015

New York Times: Fair Wages for Uber Drivers

Via: New York Times

On-demand companies need to hone a business model that doesn’t rely on a cheap, unprotected workforce.

Commentary | September 19, 2015

MSNBC: Why It’s Time for Uber to Unionize


The growth of the on-demand economy calls for decisive action to safeguard workers’ rights.

News Releases | September 9, 2015

Report: Transforming Gig Jobs Into Good Jobs

NELP’s report offers a roadmap for fair treatment of workers in the on-demand economy.

Press Clips | August 29, 2015

NPR: NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions

Via: NPR

NPR’s Steve Inskeep interviews NELP’s Catherine Ruckelshaus on the NLRB ‘joint-employer’ ruling.

Commentary | August 13, 2015

Huffington Post: Worker Definitions in the ‘New’ Economy Are an Old-School Trick

Via: Huffington Post

Labeling employees as “independent contractors” is an age-old way to skirt labor and tax laws, writes Rebecca Smith.

Commentary | July 24, 2015

Huffington Post: DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors: 5 Notable Takeaways

Via: Huffington Post

If companies are surprised by DOL’s guidance, they’ve been getting bad advice, writes Cathy Ruckelshaus.

Press Clips | July 16, 2015

CNBC: Jeb Bush, Uber and the new American contract worker


Candidates are realizing the connection between low wages, work that is subcontracted and inequality in our country.

News Releases | July 15, 2015

NELP Commends U.S. Department of Labor’s Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance

Most workers are employees under the Fair Labor Standard Act’s broad definitions, the guidance reiterates.

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