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Labor to govern in minority with Greens in ACT after losing last two undecided seats

Labor secures 10 seats, Liberals nine and Greens six in final Australian Capital Territory election countThe ACT chief minister, Andrew Barr, will govern again in minority with the Greens, after Labor lost the final two undecided seats to secure a total of 10 in the assembly.The Liberals head into the new term with nine seats out of the 25-seat assembly after the final counting of votes in the territory election. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Greens, Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


CA appeals court upholds ruling that Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees

Uber and Lyft must classify their drivers as employees, an appellate court ruled yesterday evening. However, the decision will be stayed for 30 days after the court issues the remittitur, which has not happened yet. That means depending on how ballot measure Proposition 22 goes, this case may not end up being the deciding factor in how Lyft and Uber classify their drivers in California. Throughout the case, Uber and Lyft have argued that reclassifying their drivers as employees would cause...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Labor, California, San Francisco, Tech, AB, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Schulman, California Superior Court, Julie Wood, Gig workers, AB 5


Bernie Sanders for Labor secretary? He's reportedly interested.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reportedly has an "interest" in becoming Joe Biden's Labor secretary, were the Democrat to be elected president, Politico reports. Though Sanders shook off the suggestion when asked about it on Wednesday, "one person close to the Vermont senator" reportedly told Politico that "I can confirm he's trying to figure out how to land that role or something like it. He, personally, does have an interest in it."On Thursday, Sanders said he was planning to announce his...
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Uber drivers sue company alleging coercive Prop 22 advertising

Uber is facing a class-action lawsuit over Proposition 22 that alleges the company is illegally coercing its drivers to support the ballot measure that seeks to keep workers classified as independent contractors. The suit was brought forth by two Uber drivers, Benjamin Valdez and Hector Castellanos, as well as two California nonprofit organizations, Worksafe and Chinese Progressive Association. “Let’s be absolutely clear,” David Lowe, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement. “Uber’s ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Labor, California, Tech, New York Times, California Labor, David Lowe, Uber Lyft Instacart, Worksafe, Matt Kallman, Gig workers, Kate Conger, Hector Castellanos, Prop 22, Benjamin Valdez


Dear Sophie: What visa options exist for a grad co-founding a startup?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: I came on a B-1 visa, then COVID-19 happened. How can I stay? ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Berkeley, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS


Prop 22 opponents say Yes on 22 should not be able to mail flyers as nonprofit

Opponents of California’s Proposition 22, the measure that seeks to continue classifying rideshare drivers and delivery workers as independent contractors, filed a complaint this morning with the United States Postal Service. The No on 22 campaign alleges the Yes side is not eligible for a nonprofit postal status and is asking USPS to revoke its permit. It’s much cheaper to send campaign mailers as a nonprofit organization. For example, sending between 1 – 200.000 small mailers to every door nor...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Labor, California, Tech, Usps, Postal Service, Republican, Irs, United States Postal Service, Mike Roth, Uber Lyft, Uber Lyft Instacart, Louis DeJoy, Prop 22


Frog Ferry takes step forward with release of feasibility report

Conceptual plan for ferry terminal at Cathedral Park in St. Johns. “That first and final mile is just huge. And I can really see Biketown being a key part of this, especially with e-bikes.”— Susan Bladholm, Frog Ferry A public passenger ferry system that would serve 9 stops between Vancouver and Oregon City on the Willamette River would cost about $40 million to launch and would need about $7 million a year to operate. Those are just two takeaways from the Operational Feasibility Study ...
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Victoria reports three new Covid cases and no deaths as federal parliament resumes – politics live

Emails tendered during extraordinary hearing appear to contradict the Victorian chief health officer’s earlier testimony. Follow liveFollow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.28pm BST Criminal jury trials are back in MelbourneA limited number of Melbourne-based criminal jury trials are planned to resume in a measured way from 16 ...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Labor Secretary Scalia defends workplace safety guidelines for COVID-19, insists they have ‘teeth’

A total of 64.2 million Americans have filed unemployment claims since March as the coronavirus pandemic pummels the jobs market and safety in the workplace remains a concern.
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Now may be the best time to become a full-stack developer

Sergio Granada Contributor Sergio Granada is the CTO of Talos Digital, a global team of professional software developers that partners with agencies and businesses in multiple industries providing software development and consulting services for their tech needs. In the world of software development, one term you’re sure to hear a lot of is full-stack development. Job recruiters are constantly posting open positions for full-stack developers and the industry is ...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Column, Developer, Labor, Tech, Designer, Venture Capital, Software Development, Talent, Devops, Cto, Software Engineering, Agile Software Development, Coronavirus


Pregnant Lawyer Finishes Hearing After Her Water Breaks In Courtroom

'The judge was kind of freaking out,' she said of the experience.
Tags: Courts, Babies, Labor, Litigators, Marni Jo Snyder, Pregnancy, Women's Issues


Question time: Labor pursues government over airport land deal as Coalition defends childcare scheme – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.24am BST Labor is moving to suspend standing orders to bring on the Jobmaker hiring credit bill.The government said they wanted to get it up today, but ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party


Question time: Labor pursues government over airport land deal – politics live

Melburnians can now travel up to 25km and spend more time out of the house; federal parliament resumes with Senate estimates. Follow live Follow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Vic hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.15am BST Michael McCormack has taken the despatch box, arguing that Labor should be out and about talking up the government’s budget.Or something. 4.13...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Indigenous Australians, Victoria, Labor party


ACT election: resurgent Greens to push for policy ‘reset’ after Labor victory

Chief minister Andrew Barr and the Greens leader Shane Rattenbury to discuss minority government The ACT chief minister Andrew Barr and the Greens leader Shane Rattenbury are set for talks this week on minority government, following Saturday’s election.Labor and the Greens are set to hold talks this week on forming another minority government in the ACT, with the minor party seeking a policy “reset”. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Canberra, Greens, Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, Shane Rattenbury, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


A Texas House Race Could Bring Unions to the Table to Build a Green New Deal

Texas, unions, and a Green New Deal are three ideas that on the surface seem incompatible. But dig deeper, and it’s clear that’s not the case.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Unions, Labor, Texas House, 2020 Election, Green New Deal


The need for true equity in equity compensation

Carine Schneider Contributor Share on Twitter Carine Schneider is the president of AST Private Company Solutions, Inc., a division of AST Financial. I began my career at Oracle in the mid-1980s and have since been around the proverbial block, particularly in Silicon Valley working for and with companies ranging from the Fortune 50 to global consulting companies to leading a number of startups, including the SaaS company I p...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Column, Gender, New York, Pinterest, Labor, Opinion, Sexism, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Compensation, Ronald Reagan, Venture Capital


America's COVID response was always doomed to fail

People protest at Washington's capitol building against the state's extended stay-at-home order on April 19, 2020. Reuters/Lindsey Wasson The US response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster compared to other nations. This is because our political system values economic output over all other considerations, including public health. Leaders in other countries, like New Zealand, have shown how to prioritize public health and have been politically rewarded. But given our syste...
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Shipt's 'Effort-Based' Model Is Cutting Pay for 40% of Workers, Study Shows

Stefanie started working for the Target-owned grocery shopping app Shipt two and a half years ago. She’d previously been working for one of the app’s main competitors, Instacart, but friends told her that Shipt paid better. While Instacart and similar apps like DoorDash paid workers based on a black box algorithm,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Instacart, Doordash, Stefanie, Shipt, Gig Work, Gig Workers Rising


Foreign veto laws: Labor warns of ‘unprecedented power’ and lack of oversight

Exclusive: Penny Wong hints Labor will seek amendments as universities fear the laws would have a chilling effect on research collaborationLabor has fired a warning shot to the Morrison government over its planned foreign veto laws, accusing the Coalition of trying to give “unprecedented power” to the foreign affairs minister without adequate oversight.In a toughening of the opposition’s position on the proposed powers to scrap certain international agreements, Labor’s Senate leader, Penny Wong,...
Tags: Labor, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian education, Penny Wong, Australian Universities, Morrison, Marise Payne, Law (Australia, Australian foreign policy, Labor 's Senate


Here are all the famous people Jeffrey Epstein was connected to

American financier Jeffrey Epstein (L) and then-real-estate developer Donald Trump (R) pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997. Davidoff Studios/Getty Images Epstein, a financier and registered sex offender, was known for jet-setting with the likes of Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, the third child of the UK's Queen Elizabeth. Wall Street billionaire Leon Black paid Epstein at least $50 million in consulting and other fees between 2012 and 2...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, New York, Hollywood, London, News, Labor, Saudi Arabia, Finance, New York City, Africa, US, Barack Obama


An Amazon worker said the company reinstated a dangerous work productivity tool during Prime Day delivery rush

A truck with the logo of Amazon Prime Delivery arrives at the Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque. Reuters An Amazon worker told a New York state judge that the company is reinstating disciplinary action for time spent "off task" — for hand-washing and sanitizing — because "Amazon needed its employees to work faster during peak season." Amazon had previously said they would not reprimand employees for spending time cleaning or hand washing, but workers said in a court filing that man...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Labor, California, Trends, Workers, Bloomberg, Employees, Palmer, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Staten Island, Worker Rights, Amazon Prime Day, Derrick Palmer, Tech Insider


California just fined Amazon $1,870 for poor workplace safety during the coronavirus pandemic

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at an event in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts California fined an Amazon warehouse and a delivery center $935 each for failing to adequately train employees on proper safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Amazon employees filed two complaints to the state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health in April and May of this year, respectively. They said the company endangered workers by failing to enforce physical distancing and communica...
Tags: Amazon, Work, Europe, News, Labor, California, Germany, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Employees, Jeff Bezos, Warehouse, Working Conditions, LA Times, Hawthorne


Labor Secretary’s Wife Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Eugene and Trish Scalia had attended the White House feting of Amy Coney Barrett.
Tags: News, Labor, White House, Eugene, Trish Scalia


LATEST UPDATES: Labor Secretary’s Wife Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Jim Chalmers says it's inappropriate for the PM to be 'banging on' about Labor in a recession

Shadow treasurer says Labor has not reached a view on the government’s third round of income tax cutsThe shadow treasurer, Jim Chalmers, has declared it is “unnerving” that Scott Morrison is barnstorming Queensland upbraiding Labor for policy positions the party took to the election in 2019 in the middle of Australia’s first recession in 30 years.With the prime minister limbering up for a fresh partisan fight over income tax cuts, blasting Labor in Queensland electorates that swung to the Coalit...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Chalmers, Jim Chalmers, Australian budget 2020


Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia's wife, a recent White House guest, tests positive for COVID-19

Trish Scalia, the wife of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon, the Labor Department told staffers in an email on Tuesday night.Trish Scalia is "experiencing mild symptoms but doing well," the Labor Department said, while the secretary has tested negative for the virus and has not shown any symptoms.Trish Scalia, Eugene Scalia, and his mother, Maureen Scalia, all attended the Rose Garden ceremony last month where Trump officially introduced his Supreme...
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Labor secretary's wife, who was at Rose Garden event, tests positive for coronavirus

The Labor Department announced in a news release Tuesday night that Secretary Eugene Scalia's wife, Trish, has tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement said that Eugene Scalia has tested negative so far but will work from home "for the time being."
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Icac NSW inquiry live: Gladys Berejiklian attacks 'offensive' questions as Daryl Maguire grilled on cash-for-visa scheme

Former Wagga MP admits to corruption hearing that he received payments from cash-for-visa scheme at his Parliament House office. Watch and follow the live stream• Berejiklian faces questions about meeting with convicted criminals• Maguire asked business associate to delete messages and emails• Anne Davies: the Liberals have failed to learn from Labor’s mistakes• Richard Ackland: NSW would be a more unsavoury place without Icac 3.06am BST And after that nugget, we’re off to lunch. 3.03am B...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Liberal party, Independent Commission Against Corruption, NSW, Maguire, Wang, Parliament House, ICAC, Richard Ackland, Gladys Berejiklian, Anne Davies, Daryl Maguire


2020 election updates – Biden: I prayed for Trump's recovery; Labor secretary's wife tests positive

Just one more debate, a Supreme Court confirmation fight and millions of votes to go before we know who will be in the White House come Jan. 20.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Icac NSW inquiry: Daryl Maguire gives evidence as Gladys Berejiklian refuses to resign – live

Former Wagga Wagga MP to be questioned by Icac over corruption allegations including that he misused his public office to broker property deals in western Sydney that would financially benefit him – follow live • Berejiklian faces questions about meeting with convicted criminals• Maguire asked business associate to delete messages and emails• Anne Davies: the Liberals have failed to learn from Labor’s mistakes• Richard Ackland: NSW would be a more unsavoury place without Icac 11.30pm BST Goo...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Liberal party, Independent Commission Against Corruption, NSW, Maguire, ICAC, Wagga Wagga, Richard Ackland, Gladys Berejiklian, Anne Davies, Daryl Maguire