Margot Roosevelt

economy and labor reporter, LA Times

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Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on the environment, covering global warming

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Over the weekend, the union for workers at Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons voted to authorize a strike.

Grocery workers may walk out if negotiations with stores fall apart

Over the weekend, the union for workers at Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons voted to authorize a strike.

from Greater LA

Local ports are backed up because nearly 2000 dockworkers are off the job because of COVID-19. As of Tuesday, 45 ships were docked waiting to unload.

Thousands of dockworkers are off the job due to COVID. Ships can’t unload their cargo

Local ports are backed up because nearly 2000 dockworkers are off the job because of COVID-19. As of Tuesday, 45 ships were docked waiting to unload.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A lot of app-based companies like Uber, GrubHub, and Doordash like to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Should gig economy workers be classified as independent contractors or employees?

A lot of app-based companies like Uber, GrubHub, and Doordash like to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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