By Patrick Carroll They say there’s two things you learn in a co-op program. What you love to do, and what you don’t love to do. In my co-op experience, I learned almost exclusively the latter. My first placement was particularly brutal. I was a freshman Chemical Engineering student and didn’t have much work experience, so just finding a job was difficult. It wasn’t until … [Read more...] about How the Minimum Wage Forced Me into an Unpaid Internship
By Kerry McDonald When Elon Musk created a small school for his children and some of his SpaceX employees on the company’s California campus, he created a spark that could just now be catching on in other workplaces across the country. In a 2015 interview about the school, the billionaire inventor said: “The regular schools weren’t doing the things that I thought should … [Read more...] about Could Employer-Based Microschooling Be The Newest Workplace Perk?
By Aden Tate Let’s say you’ve recently been coerced out of your job because of new company policies you’re not willing to comply with. Let’s also say that finding a job right now is impossible. It’s not that the positions aren’t out there; it’s just that every other company out there has recently instituted the same policy you are trying to escape. You’re now looking for a … [Read more...] about How to Earn Cash When “Company Policies” Cost Your Job
By Derrick Broze Derrick Broze reports on the thousands of nurses and teachers being fired around the United States for not submitting to vaxx mandates or vaxx passports. What can we do to prevent this loss of knowledge and experience? Can the Counter-Economy save these workers? Watch on Bitchute / Odysee / Rokfin / Minds / Hive / Flote ? Sources: The … [Read more...] about Thousands of Nurses and Teachers Fired – Can The Counter-Economy Save Them?
By Brad Polumbo The pandemic has undoubtedly hastened the shift to remote work. Many workers and companies have now embraced remote work in previously office-based positions, and this is continuing even as the economy reopens and new jobs are posted. Many new remote positions are being posted advertising that applicants can live anywhere in the US—except Colorado. Here’s … [Read more...] about “You Can Live Anywhere But Colorado”: Why Many Remote Job Postings Are Now Actively Excluding One State
By Kenneth Schrupp Something is rotten in America’s labor market. A whopping 6.9 million jobs remained vacant as of January 31. Meanwhile, 40% of small businesses are struggling to find employees and 18.2 million Americans are receiving unemployment benefits, which suggests that millions of unemployed Americans are deciding to stay home. The reason is simple: … [Read more...] about How One Federal “Stimulus” Program is Crippling Small Businesses and Boosting Monopolies
By Brad Polumbo A new “Hero Pay” mandate in Long Beach, California has inadvertently cost some frontline grocery workers their jobs. “Ralphs and Food 4 Less, both owned by the parent company Kroger, announced Monday that they will be closing 25% of their stores in Long Beach after the city council passed an ordinance requiring companies with over 300 employees nationwide … [Read more...] about Local Kroger Stores Close as California “Hero Pay” Ordinance Backfires
By Alan Reynolds To explain why the economy collapsed in March and April before recovering vigorously, demand-side economic theorists emphasize excess savings as the cause of the downturn with federal stimulus spending as the driving engine of the subsequent recovery. An alternative supply-side explanation instead emphasizes the contractionary impact of state lockdowns … [Read more...] about CARES Act Stimulus Did Not “Replace Lost Wages”
By Brad Polumbo 2020 was one of the worst years in modern American history for small businesses. And now, thanks to a wave of minimum wage legislation that kicked in on January 1, things are about to get even worse. Make no mistake: small business owners are already seriously hurting. When state and local governments responded to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the spring … [Read more...] about Minimum Wage Hikes Kick in Across the Country—at the Worst Possible Time for Small Businesses
By Chloe Anagnos Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, working from home is the new normal. In 2018, just 5.4% of the US's working population worked remotely. By mid-2020, it had turned into reality for 56 percent of the workforce. While not all workers forced to stay home were quick to welcome the change, many learned to enjoy it over time. With state governments … [Read more...] about Taxing Workers for Staying Home: A Policy Rooted in Envy
By Tyler Durden While Uber and Lyft may have found some respite on Election Day, with California voters allowing the two companies to continue to function as "gig" companies that don't need to take on the liabilities of employing their independent contractors, that doesn't mean the ridesharing giants won't face continued business model pressures elsewhere in the … [Read more...] about New Jersey Slaps Lyft With $16 Million Tax Bill, Continuing Pressure On “Gig Economy” Business Model
By Tyler Durden According to the Associated Press, gig economy companies Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., and DoorDash Inc. have prevailed in their expensive quest to keep drivers classified as independent contractors. California voters approved Proposition 22 Tuesday evening, which would exempt gig-economy companies from a state law requiring them to classify their … [Read more...] about Uber, Lyft Shares Soar After California Voters Pass Proposition 22