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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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Lincoln Heights Intel (LHI), a group of residents and organizers, was spurred into action by Avenue 34 , a five-acre, 468-unit apartment complex featuring lots of retail space.

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NBC announced it will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.

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The LA Times took a deep dive into accusations of workplace misconduct at the talent agency ICM.

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Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With a million followers donating thousands of dollars, a young Latino makes TikTok videos to raise money for Los Angeles street vendors.

from KCRW Features

Instagram Youth is specifically targeted at kids ages 13 and younger.

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“The Emerald Cup 2021 really encapsulates the best of California cannabis these days. The strains that won are the ones that you want to look for on the shelves.

from KCRW Features