Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

A tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like Uber Eats) to drivers who have been in individual arbitration with the company over their employment classification.

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

By Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch) Uber is reportedly on track to go public in the first quarter next year, and in the lead up to that, it’s sewing up some loose ends. TechCrunch has learned that Uber has offered a tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like […]

Why Court Awarded 20 Million Won in Compensation to Air Korea Flight Attendant

Many of South Korea's biggest businesses -- including Korean Air, Samsung and Hyundai -- are family-run conglomerates known as "chaebol" inside the country.

Why Court Awarded 20 Million Won in Compensation to Air Korea Flight Attendant

By Sophie Jeong and Joshua Berlinger (CNN) South Koreans have long voiced frustration over what they see as corrupt and entitled behavior by the families that run chaebols. Korean Air has been ordered to pay 20 million South Korean won (almost $18,000) to a flight attendant after he was excoriated by an executive when he […]

Worker Cooperatives: Keep the Full Fruits of Your Labor

In New York City, there are the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives and the Green Worker Cooperatives, which is based in the South Bronx and focused on assisting communities of immigrants and people of color.

Worker Cooperatives: Keep the Full Fruits of Your Labor

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — When we work in a capitalist business, we produce more value than we receive in wages. It’s called exploitation. A rich class lives high off the hog on the labor of a working class. Under slavery, it was  slaveowners exploiting slaves. Under feudalism, it was the landowners exploiting serfs. Under capitalism, […]

Whole Foods Workers Need Unionization Now More Than Ever

Amazon just recently became a trillion-dollar company. The issue here is that the parent company of Whole Foods Market keeps on expanding but unfortunately for the employees, they are experiencing very little advantage from it. Workers complain that they are living paycheck to paycheck and this is simply not enough.

Whole Foods Workers Need Unionization Now More Than Ever

Brooklyn (Workers World Today) — Earlier this month, employees at Whole Foods Market made an effort to unionize. The announcement came on Sept. 6 as workers of the company started a mass email thread they sent to nearly all store-level employees in each of the 490 stores owned and operated by the supermarket chain. The […]

Fighting Wage Theft

Wage theft can even happen to unionized workers

Fighting Wage Theft

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — National studies have shown that one-third of low-wage workers experience wage theft every week. Two-thirds have had wages stolen at some point in their work lives. Employers use a variety of means to avoid paying wages their workers have earned: working them off the clock, failing to pay overtime, failing to […]

NAFTA Explained

Quartz: Everyone hates NAFTA. But what was NAFTA actually supposed to do? Did it deliver on its promise? To understand that, you have to look at America's relationships with two goods: avocados and shoes.

NAFTA explained by avocados. And shoes. Workers World TodayWorkers’ World Today is a free publication that empowers all workers, regardless of social or political affiliations. Distributed throughout New York City, our paper has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent to the workforce such as workers’ compensation, discrimination on the […]

Worker’s Compensation

Workers compensation is an insurance or wage replacement offered to employees injured on the job. Under New York State law, worker’s compensation covers employees working in for-profit businesses and excludes most independent contractors. Independent contractors are self-employed workers and not employees.

Worker’s Compensation

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – More than a century ago, pirates were some of the world’s first advocates for worker’s compensation. Known for their trademark eye patches and wooden legs, pirates were paid for bodily losses. While hopefully, your career is not as dangerous as a pirate, if you’re injured on the job, first check […]

Amazon’s Workplace Culture

One former employee said colleagues cried at their desks.

The New York Times’ expose on Amazon’s labor practices has put the company on the defense. Workers World TodayWorkers’ World Today is a free publication that empowers all workers, regardless of social or political affiliations. Distributed throughout New York City, our paper has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent […]

Social Security Disability and Personal Injury

To be eligible for Social Security benefits you must have under $2,000 in assets if you are single.

Social Security Disability and Personal Injury

By Tatyana Bellamy – Walker, Special to Workers World Today  A staggering 10.2 million people are on Social Security Disability (SSD), according to a recent report by the U.S. Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP). The report states that musculoskeletal system and connective tissue issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and bone fractures, […]

Why Workers Should Organize Unions

Through unions, workers have the opportunity to receive health insurance, job security, paid vacation, sick time and legal services/advice. Without the aid of unions, employees are sometimes subjugated to abusive work tactics.

Why Workers Should Organize Unions

By Tatyana Bellamy Walker, Special to Workers World Today    When hyperlocal new sites DNAinfo.com and the Gothamist joined the Writers Guild of America, East, their CEO, Joe Ricketts, retaliated by shuttering the company. Nearly a week before firing more than 150 employees, Ricketts penned a blog post, “Why I’m against Unions at the Businesses […]