When the concept of the gig economy was first introduced in the United States, it was meant to serve as a springboard for workers to make extra income as they recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. Offering some compelling benefits such as flexibility in work schedule and monetizing assets that were at their fingertips, it’s
Peter Young was napping between blood draws when his ringing phone woke him. He was lying in a hospital bed in Los Angeles as part of a five-day clinical trial that required his blood to be drawn every two hours. It’s not a job most people sign up for eagerly, but for Young, 27, it
Millions of Americans appear to be echoing the words of the Johnny Paycheck song “Take This Job and Shove It.” This is a sentiment that is changing the work scene, the way we work, and the future of work. The workers of America are shuffling the deck in a way that has never happened before.
Since March, policymakers have implemented new rules and regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19, especially among at-risk populations. Policies like mask mandates, limiting the number of people in restaurants and encouraging social distancing have likely helped mitigate the severity of the pandemic in the United States. However, as infections and hospitalizations continue, policymakers
Point: Workplace Transformation Will Affect Everyone, Even Labor Unions Sean Higgins | InsideSources.com The Labor Day holiday dates back to the early 20th century and envisioned as a public celebration of “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community. This year’s commemoration may seem strained with social distancing and