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What’s Going on in the Workforce
Last week, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that a laid-off person who decided to drive for Uber did not lose eligibility for unemployment, because they became self-employed. Kudos to regular reader Larry Mishel, and his daughter Julia Simon-Mishel, who argued the case in court in her capacity with Philadelphia Legal Services.
Various California agencies are investigating Amazon workers’ safety concerns, after COVID has raged through warehouses.
“In recent months, the coronavirus pandemic has offered a test run on whether humanity has the capacity to avert a predictable — and predicted — catastrophe. Some countries have fared better. But the United States has failed. The climate crisis will test the developed world again, on a larger scale, with higher stakes. The only way to mitigate the most destabilizing aspects of mass migration is to prepare for it, and preparation demands a sharper imagining of where people are likely to go, and when.” ProPublica & the New York Times magazine take a detailed look at how climate change will impact migration patterns.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
WNBA players walk out in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, dedicate their season to Breonna Taylor.
Class Action is on the hunt for a new Executive Director.