Harley Shaiken

Professor of Labor, UC Berkeley

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Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in labor and the global economy

Harley Shaiken on KCRW

More than 12 million Americans work in the gig economy, including Uber drivers and freelance writers.

California court decision could change future of independent contractors

More than 12 million Americans work in the gig economy, including Uber drivers and freelance writers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We hear a lot of political rhetoric touting good middle-class manufacturing jobs. But what's so great about factory jobs? How many people do they still employ?

Why the Focus on Factory Jobs?

We hear a lot of political rhetoric touting good middle-class manufacturing jobs. But what's so great about factory jobs? How many people do they still employ?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The nation's carmakers may be nearing a finish line that no one wants to cross.

Detroit Revs Up One More Time

The nation's carmakers may be nearing a finish line that no one wants to cross.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

from Greater LA

It’s time to talk about immunity again.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Many people have been telecommuting for more than two months now. “I really need a lot of quiet. I'm either on the phone interviewing people or am quietly writing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer and the world saw the incident on video.

from Left, Right & Center

Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

from News Stories

A Los Angeles real estate consultant has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering offense for participating in a “pay-to-play” schem e   at LA City Hall.

from KCRW Features

Demonstrators assembled in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday as part of national protests calling attention to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man killed by police officers…

from News Stories

Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

from News Stories