Workers Rights

How the U.S. Still Enslaves People

According to conventional wisdom, every history textbook in America, and any speech remotely about Abraham Lincoln, America no longer enslaves people. Further, with the passage of the 13th Amendment some seven-score-and-sixteen years ago, we left our history of chattel slavery behind—right? Well, that’s not quite true. According to the 13th Amendment, “Neither slavery nor involuntary…

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Unfortunately, Prop 22 Passed. Get Ready For More.

As the nation watched Trump flail through democratic norms in a pitiful attempt to undo the will of more than 80 million Americans, it missed something with a more harmful long-term impact: the passage of California’s Proposition 22.  Prop 22 creates a special employment designation for gig-workers like Uber, Lyft, and Doordash drivers. It forces…

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