The State of Working America Podcast
Uber and the Gig Economy Fallacy

Uber and the Gig Economy Fallacy

November 12, 2019

The ubiquitous nature of ride-sharing makes it easy to forget that much of Uber and Lyft's business model relies on skirting basic regulations in ways that harm drivers and passengers. That's the focus of this episode of the State of Working America Podcast, which features interviews with driver and activist Sergio Avedian and EPI Distinguished Fellow Larry Mishel, who has extensively researched and critiqued Uber's business model.

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More on Uber and the gig economy fallacy:

Uber and Lyft drivers run their own businesses? Give me a break [CNN Business]
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/24/perspectives/uber-lyft-employees-ab5/index.html

Uber and the labor market: Uber drivers’ compensation, wages, and the scale of Uber and the gig economy [Economic Policy Institute]
https://www.epi.org/publication/uber-and-the-labor-market-uber-drivers-compensation-wages-and-the-scale-of-uber-and-the-gig-economy/

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The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.

Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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Killing U.S. Manufacturing is a Policy Choice

Killing U.S. Manufacturing is a Policy Choice

November 5, 2019

The U.S. manufacturing has been shrinking sharply in recent decades, but it’s not an accident or a historical inevitability. In Episode 4 of the State of Working America Podcast, host Pedro da Costa talks to Mickey Ray Williams, a Firestone plant worker in Gadsden, Alabama, about his experience of over two decades in the sector. The second portion of the show is an interview with Rob Scott, EPI’s director of trade policy.

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The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.

Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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Building Worker Power

Building Worker Power

October 29, 2019

EPI Policy Director Heidi Shierholz highlights all the ways that labor laws have been employed against workers over the years to curb their power and influence in the labor market. We talk about the fresh wave of strikes around the nation and the renewed excitement around labor organizing, as well as new legislation aimed at restoring some of the worker power that corporations have gradually chipped away.

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The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.

Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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Reimagining the American Dream

Reimagining the American Dream

October 22, 2019

President Barack Obama’s former deputy labor secretary Chris Lu joins the State of Working America Podcast in Episode 2, which explores the decline of worker power in recent decades, changing workforce demographics and Donald Trump’s destructive anti-worker agenda.
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The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.

Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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America’s Racist Economy

America’s Racist Economy

October 15, 2019

The State of Working America Podcast’s debut episode features economist Valerie Wilson, from the Economic Policy Institute, discussing the central role race in the American economy.

Wilson debunks the widely-held myth that education is an easy way to narrow the racial wage and wealth gap, explaining that structural racism runs much deeper, defining U.S. economic relations to their core.
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The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.

Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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Related links:

Track the data: State unemployment by race and ethnicity
https://www.epi.org/indicators/state-unemployment-by-race-and-ethnicity/

Analysis: 10 years after the start of the Great Recession, black and Asian households have yet to recover lost income
https://www.epi.org/blog/10-years-after-the-start-of-the-great-recession-black-and-asian-households-have-yet-to-recover-lost-income/

Analysis: Racial and ethnic income gaps persist amid uneven growth in household incomes
https://www.epi.org/blog/racial-and-ethnic-income-gaps-persist-amid-uneven-growth-in-household-incomes/

Pedro da Costa's Social Capital column on MarketWatch
https://www.marketwatch.com/column/social-capital

Economic Policy Institute
https://www.epi.org
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State of Working America Podcast Preview

State of Working America Podcast Preview

October 9, 2019

The Economic Policy Institute will soon launch the State of Working America Podcast, which is aimed at elevating workers’ voices in the economic debate. Communications Director Pedro da Costa breaks down what you can expect—and how to subscribe.

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