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.

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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?

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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.

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