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Chicago Cabbies Fight for a Fairer Fare

Moshe Z. Marvit and Vincent Mersich The Nation
No one is responsible for paying cabbies a “minimum wage,” because these drivers are not considered employees. But Callahan and a group of Chicago cab drivers are challenging that long-held assumption. Under the name “Cab Drivers for Justice,” or, as most call it, “Cabbies for Justice,” they are pursuing what could be a landmark legal case.

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Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers

Steven Greenhouse The New York Times
The Freelancers Union is using healthcare benefits as an organizing tool. So far it has been quite successful.

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Regulators Crack Down on Classifying Workers as Contractors

Jennifer Smith The Wall Street Journal
In recent months, regulators have demanded millions of dollars from companies that hired independent contractors to hang drywall, install cable, staff call centers, give manicures and perform other jobs in which the government said workers were really functioning as company employees.
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