Latest from Eli Rosenberg
Representatives from the House say they believe political pressure explains why the report was softened with words like “whenever possible,” and “if feasible.”
  • Sep 30, 2020
“There’s nothing surprising in this,” said Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. "It’s just an ongoing crisis in the labor market.”
  • Sep 24, 2020
Under the new proposal, the Department of Labor — which has the power to investigate worker complaints about misclassification — said it would adopt a few guidelines to test whether workers should be considered employees or contractors.
  • Sep 22, 2020
The number of new unemployment claims has come down gradually over the past few months, but claims remain above the historical levels from before the pandemic.
  • Sep 17, 2020
The legal motion comes at the end of a more years long attempt by the Committee to acquire ethics related documentation from the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Sep 16, 2020
Mail-in elections, Zoom meetings and countless texts. Unions are mobilizing during the pandemic, even if it's awkward and messy.
  • Sep 11, 2020
The Lost Wages Assistance Program appears to be running its course, just a few weeks after it took effect.
  • Sep 11, 2020
The number of both new unemployment claims and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims has been rising for four weeks straight — a concerning sign, economists said.
  • Sep 10, 2020
The unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent. The improvement in the August jobs report is good news for the economy, which has been showing signs of a rebound from the recession that began with business closures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Sep 4, 2020
Economists say the high level of new unemployment claims is a worrisome trend this far into the pandemic.
  • Sep 3, 2020