Tips paid to workers at on-demand delivery services including Instacart and Doordash are being used to substitute a portion of employees' wages rather than directly boosting their income, according to online forums dedicated to gig economy workers, and reports to worker rights groups. While the companies insist they have been transparent with their workers about the pay structure, consumer protection groups have criticized the practice as deceptive to consumers and unfair to workers. "Any consumer in the United States thinks that the money they are paying in a tip is 100 percent on top of anything else the service provider might be paid," said Carmen Balber, executive director of Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit that advocates for consumers. Towards the end of 2018, Instacart started rolling out a new earnings structure that it claimed offered more transparency to its 70,000 contracted workers. Prior to the change, drivers would get a base rate plus a fixed fee for every item ordered and … [Read more...] about Instacart and Doordash workers don’t always receive the tips you add on
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Upshot Supported by Trying to solve an economic mystery. ByErnie Tedeschi Oct. 22, 2018 Lots of measures are telling us that the United States labor market is doing well. In some cases, very well. Most prominently, the unemployment rate has fallen steadily over the last nine years. It dipped to 3.7 percent in September, and it has averaged 4 percent over the past year, the same as it did at the economic peak just before the 2001 recession. Meanwhile, job openings are at record highs. Although the overall labor force participation rate has been largely flat over the past three years, it is rising when adjustedfor the aging of the population.coming back in. So in many ways, the labor market looks like the economic heyday of 2000 and 2001, but in one important way it does not: wage growth. The government has … [Read more...] about Unemployment Looks Like 2000 Again. But Wage Growth Doesn’t.
Boeing and Brazilian planemaker Embraer announced on Thursday that they have agreed to create a new joint venture.The new JV will consist of Embraer's commercial aircraft and services division along with Boeing commercial development, production, as well as marketing and lifecycle services operations. Boeing's 80% share of the JV is valued at $3.8 billion.Embraer will retain the remaining 20% of the JV which values its entire commercial aircraft business at $4.75 billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2019. Boeing and Embraer are joining forces. The US aviation giant and the Brazillian planemaker announced on Thursday a preliminary agreement to establish a joint venture.The new joint venture will consist of Embraer's commercial aircraft and services divisions along with Boeing's commercial development, production, as well as marketing and lifecycle services operations. 8 PHOTOS Secrets airline agents won't tell you See Gallery Secrets airline … [Read more...] about Boeing and Embraer are taking on Airbus and Bombardier with a new $4.8B joint venture
BUSINESS 06/14/2018 05:45 am ET Eight out of 10 ride-hailing drivers in LA said they would like to join an organization that would help them press for better pay and working conditions. By Teke Wiggin In his two years driving for Lyft and Uber in Los Angeles, George has scrambled to adapt while the ride-hailing companies have frequently adjusted their rates, policies and technology. The constant change has led George, who asked to go by a pseudonym for fear of retaliation, to help build a network of activists fighting for higher pay and more control over their work. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) suggests that many of his fellow drivers are ready to chip in — eight of 10 Los Angeles ride-hailing drivers said they would like to join an organization that would help them press for better pay and working conditions. The study offers encouragement to drivers who are experimenting with different ways to organize … [Read more...] about New Study Finds Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Eager To Organize, Despite Challenges
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Public companies have long been required to tell investors how much they pay their top executives but, starting this year, that information must be paired with another disclosure — how much they pay their median worker. As one might expect given the rapid rise in CEO compensation over the past few decades, that’s leading to some eye-popping figures that critics say illustrate just how vast income inequality has become in the United States. Marathon Petroleum President and CEO Gary Heminger received a compensation package worth $19.7 million last year. The Blade/Katie Rausch Enlarge | Buy This Image “I think people are going to be really interested in seeing these pay gap numbers come out and we’ll see where it heads,” said Sarah Anderson, director of the global economy project at the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies. “There is interest to build on the disclosure and to put … [Read more...] about What it pays to be at the top: A look at the salaries of local CEOs