FIU's Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) is excited to co-release, with UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a new research report on the so-called "gig economy". "When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector" reviews the law and judicial decisions to date on whether Uber and Lyft drivers are employees or independent contractors.
Congratulations to RISEP Director, Pamela Izvanariu, for being awarded the Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim Award for Inspirational Teaching!
LBS 4610 - Cross Cultural Dimensions of Latin American Labor Relations: This global learning course examines the challenges and struggles of working people in Latin America within a local, national and regional context.
The Labor Center is now offering 8-Weeks Online Courses that you can finish before Spring Break.
THE UNITED ASSOCIATION FOR LABOR EDUCATION ANNOUNCES 2016 STUDENT PAPER PRIZES! SUBMISSIONS ARE REQUESTED! Deadline: December 21st, 2015 NEW GENERATION AWARD – BEST PAPER BY A STUDENT, NEW OR ASPIRING LABOR EDUCATOR, OR RESEARCHER UALE seeks to support and encourage emerging scholars and writers in the vibrant fields of labor education and labor studies. To that end, we offer recognition for excellence in this arena each year at the UALE annual conference.
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This year’s report points to a continued increase in wage inequality since 1980. Report author Dr. Zumaeta structured the analysis around the issue of inequality in Florida and its many dimensions.The report highlights the wage and income disparities between those at top and those on the bottom of the earnings distribution and explains some of the consequences of the growing gap. It concludes that low wage earners in Florida have not benefited much from the economic growth in the past 35 years.