“The protections being considered address basic needs app-based workers must have for some level of dignity on the job. From here, we need to move into a policy debate where we develop a local and statewide regulatory framework that gives app-based workers the rights to negotiate work arrangements with employers.”
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NYC approved of a package of bills setting minimum pay and working conditions for delivery workers. Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of the Worker Institute says that protections are the “floor” of what is necessary to provide “basic rights.”
“In opaque crises like the one now afflicting China’s Evergrande real estate conglomerate, it’s less ‘what you know’ than ‘what you know you don’t know’ that drives financial volatility,” says Robert Hockett, professor of law.
Nina Bassuk, professor of urban horticulture, explains how climate change can kill trees through a multitude of stressors.
“The only way these strikes can serve the function of minimizing political risk is if you have good intelligence,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government. “You might be able to get away with the recklessness of one or two strikes that kill civilians but you get too many of those and you will start to see some blowback.”
“When I go shopping for an Audi and I can’t afford it, I don’t get to declare an Audi shortage,” says Erica Groshen, senior labor market advisor. “At the wage being offered, businesses still aren’t getting as many applicants for work.”
Nikole Lewis, assistant professor of astronomy, says, “A lot of those iconic Hubble images are because you are seeing dust scatter light all over the place, which is beautiful. But it makes it really hard to study the stuff that is inside.” The new James Webb telescope will be able to peer through dust that can obscure stars.
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