In the News

Balancing depleted budgets on the backs of kids…let’s not do it
Berkeley Blog | July 15, 2021
Blog by CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Restaurant, hospitality workers are reluctant to return to low-paying positions
KCBS Radio | July 14, 2021
Interview with CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Half of people released from jail before trial accused of new crime while free in San Francisco: study
KRON4 | July 13, 2021
Cites CPL research

Half of people released from S.F. jail before trial were accused of a new crime while free, according to four-year study
San Francisco Chronicle | July 13, 2021
Cites CPL research

The market controls child care costs in the U.S. Can that be changed?
PBS KQED | July 12, 2021
Interview with CSCCE’s Lea Austin

These restaurant chains have raised hourly wages or offered bonuses to attract workers
CNBC | July 11, 2021
Quotes Enrique Lopezlira, Labor Center

‘Not worth it’: LA restaurants boost pay to lure wary workers
France 24 | July 11, 2021
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto, CWED, and Enrique Lopezlira, Labor Center

How Labor Can Win at the Bargaining Table
The Nation | July 8, 2021
Interview with Jane McAlevey, Labor Center

UC Study Finds No Evidence Of California Exodus
NBC San Diego | July 8, 2021
Cites CPL research

California Coronavirus Updates: Biden Says US May Be ‘Coming Back Together,’ But That COVID-19 Pandemic Isn’t Over Yet
CapRadio | July 6, 2021
Cites CPL research

Pandemic-driven urban flight reshapes California rural life
Los Angeles Times | July 2, 2021
Cites CPL research

There’s no labor shortage — just not enough good jobs
Los Angeles Times | July 2, 2021
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

What to Know About Biden’s Plans for U.S. Child Care
Washington Post | July 2, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Workers are ‘epiphany-quitting’ their jobs after the pandemic forced them to rethink everything about their lives
Business Insider | July 1, 2021
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

California taxpayers to pay $1.3 billion to enroll more illegal immigrants in Medicaid
The Center Square | July 1, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

California homicides jump 31% in 2020, most in 13 years
KTVU | July 1, 2021
Cites CPL research

California-homicides jump 31% in 2020, the most in 13 years
Los Angeles Times | July 1, 2021
Cites CPL research

Why people are dropping unemployment benefits before they run out
Marketplace | June 29, 2021
Quotes Jesse Rothstein, CPL

California budget deal would boost health care for undocumented immigrants over 50
KTLA5 | June 26, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

California Poised to Offer Public Health Care to Undocumented Elders in ‘Historic Moment’
KQED | June 25, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Labor shortage complicates Newsom’s plan for universal pre-K in California
Politico | June 24, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Child care enrollment is hovering at 70%. The reasons are complicated.
EdNC | June 23, 2021
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

Experts urge SECURE Act 2.0 passage at House hearing
Pensions & Investments | June 23, 2021
Quotes Nari Rhee, Labor Center

Can Colleges Help Early Childhood Teachers Go Back to School?
EdSurge | June 22, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

LA City Councilmen Introduce Motion to Identify, Dismantle Systemic Inequities
NBC Los Angeles | June 18, 2021
Cites CPL research

Only one US city saw a bigger pandemic exodus than San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle | June 18, 2021
Cites CPL research

Will California investment in new job training programs pay off?
CBS8 | June 17, 2021
Quotes Carol Zabin, Labor Center

Uber And Lyft Drivers Call For Federal Intervention In Their Gig Worker Labor Fight
CBS Sacramento | June 17, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery
Associated Press | June 16, 2021
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Secretary Cardona Says Back to Normal Is a ‘Low Bar’ in Early Childhood Education
EdSurge | June 16, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Lea Austin

Capitol Weekly Podcast: California Labor Politics Update – and More
Capitol Weekly | June 14, 2021
Interview with Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Reopening Isn’t Enough — Child Care System Must Be Transformed, Providers Say
TRUTHOUT| June 12, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Childcare workers are hard to find
WWNY | June 11, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

California Gig-Worker Law Leaves Some Lamenting It Came Up Short
Bloomberg Tax | June 10, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Child Care, Unfiltered: What SoCal Early Care And Education Really Looks Like
LAist | June 10, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

About 560,000 child-care workers would benefit from increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
CNBC | June 9, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Will saving for retirement soon get simpler? Here’s what Congress has planned
Merced Sun-Star | June 7, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

The Talent Revolution Is Here: What’s At Stake And How To Respond
Forbes | June 6, 2021
Cites CPL research

Why did the child care teacher cross the road? To get to higher pay
The Hill | June 6, 2021
Op-ed co-authored by CSCCE’s Caitlin McLean

Without enough child care, workers can’t get back to work
The Philadelphia Inquirer | June 3, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

As the Pandemic Appears to Wane, the Number of Homes for Sale Rises
SFist | May 30, 2021
Cites CPL research

Can Uber lure back its US drivers without making them full-time employees?
Quartz | May 26, 2021
Cites CWED research

The Market Tectonics of California Real Estate
The New York Times | May 28, 2021
Cites CPL research

Retail businesses turn to wage increases and bonuses amid worker shortage
ModernRetail | May 17, 2021
Quotes Enrique Lopezlira, Labor Center

Oklahoma tribes partner with PSU to offer scholarship program for early childhood majors
The Joplin Globe | May 15, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

More Cities Are Handing People Cash With No Strings Attached. Here’s Why
NPR | May 14, 2021
Cites Jesse Rothstein, CPL

COVID-19 made child care deserts even worse in 2021, leaving working parents to scramble
USA Today | May 11, 2021
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

Instacart tells entry-level team to return to office, senior managers can stay home
The Verge | May 11, 2021
Quotes Natalie Holmes, CPL

How will the pandemic shape early learning in North Carolina?
EdNC | May 10, 2021
Quotes Caitlin McLean, CSCCE

The Unintended Consequences of Universal Preschool
EdSurge | May 10, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Policymakers Used to Ignore Child Care. Then Came the Pandemic.
The New York Times | May 9, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

How Biden’s American Families Plan could help Alabama families and children
AL.com | May 7, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

California’s population declined for the first time ever last year. Here’s why
The Fresno Bee | May 7, 2021
Quotes Natalie Holmes, California Policy Lab

Cost complicates access to health care for Napa Valley’s farmworkers
Napa Valley Register | May 6, 2021
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Minimum-wage workers say Oakland should do more to stop labor violations
San Francisco Chronicle | May 5, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

California state worker union backs Newsom anti-recall effort in sign of labor’s support
The Sacramento Bee | May 3, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Does Biden’s plan for a $15 minimum wage for child care workers go far enough?
Chalkbeat | April 30, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

The Case For California: Why Stories About The Golden State’s Demise Are Overblown
Forbes | April 30, 2021
Cites CPL research

Why is child care so expensive in the United States?
Marketplace | April 29, 2021
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin

Here’s How to Claim Your Stimulus Payments: File Your Tax Return
The New York Times | April 29, 2021
Cites CPL research

Biden Tax Plan Paves Way for Women to Power Economic Growth
Bloomberg | April 28, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Biden to call for universal preschool in first address to Congress
CBS News | April 28, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

As Biden addresses Congress, economic policy looms large
Marketplace | April 28, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Federal court rules California’s gig economy law applies to another group of workers”
The Sacramento Bee | April 28, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Progressive lawmakers push child care plans ahead of President Biden’s proposal
CBS News | April 27, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

McDonald’s workers want more say over California labor conditions. This plan would help them
The Sacramento Bee | April 26, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

White House targets $38B to aid coal sector transition, but it’s likely not enough, analysts say
Utility Dive | April 26, 2021
Quotes Carol Zabin, Labor Center

California To Lose Congressional Seat For First Time
CapRadio | April 26, 2021
Cites CPL research

A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers
The Washington Post | April 24, 2021
Cites CPL research

More than 2 million missing stimulus checks
CalMatters | April 23, 2021
Cites CPL research

New State Unemployment Claims Fall to a Pandemic Low
New York Times | April 22, 2021
Cites CPL research

Jobless Aid to 300,000 Cut Off Prematurely in Some U.S. States
Bloomberg | April 20, 2021
Cites CPL research

Unemployment benefits cut short for more than 300,000 during pandemic, study says
CNBC | April 20, 2021
Cites CPL research

Equitable energy transition will require more than funding and job training, researchers say
Utility Dive | April 19, 2021
Quotes Carol Zabin, Labor Center

CA Stimulus Checks: When Will Yours Arrive?
Patch | April 17, 2021
Cites CPL research

Bezos’s call for automated staffing schedules to reduce injuries fails to address employee concerns
eMarketer | April 16, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Climate Migration Has Come to the United States
The Nation | April 16, 2021
Cites CPL research

You Better Work!
WNYC | April 16, 2021
Interview with Jane McAlevey, Labor Center

What Research Says About the $15 Minimum Wage and Crime
Next City | April 15, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

2.2 million low-income Californians could miss out on $5.7 billion stimulus payments
DailyCal | April 13, 2021
Cites CPL research

When LAUSD reopens, K-8 students will spend more time in child care than class
Los Angeles Times | April 13, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Marcy Whitebook

“We Need to Give the Workers a Fair Shot”: Jane McAlevey on What Went Wrong in Amazon Union Vote
Democracy Now | April 12, 2021
Interview with Jane McAlevey, Labor Center

Not just $1,400 checks: 5 new health care, FSA, insurance and COBRA savings in the stimulus law
CNET | April 11, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

These San Francisco neighborhoods saw biggest exodus during pandemic
San Francisco Chronicle | April 10, 2021
Cites CPL research

The 21st-Century Road to Serfdom Runs Through Silicon Valley
Jacobin | April 8, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

More than 2 million Californians may be leaving stimulus money on the table. Here’s how to get it
Los Angeles Times | April 6, 2021
Cites CPL research

More than 2 million Californians may miss out on stimulus checks — but who’s at risk?
The Sacramento Bee | April 6, 2021
Cites CPL research

California teachers’ latest demand: Free child care
Politico | April 4, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

How Biden’s infrastructure plan could leave child care behind
Vox | April 3, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Caitlin McLean

Amid pandemic, infants especially need quality child care, reformers say
Enterprise-Record | April 2, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Ashley Williams

One weird trick to fix our broken child care system
Vox | April 2, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Lea Austin

No more trash bags. New California law requires hospitals to stockpile COVID protection
The Fresno Bee | March 31, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

The nation’s hottest housing market? Surprise — it’s Fresno
Los Angeles Times | March 31, 2021
Cites California Policy Lab research

Food Stamp Benefits Hard To Access For Many
KPBS | March 30, 2021
Quotes CPL’s Matt Unrath

The Berkeley School
The American Prospect | March 25, 2021
Features IRLE, CWED, Labor Center, and CPL research and researchers

Is the pandemic the tipping point needed to improve Sonoma County’s child care network?
The Press Democrat | March 25, 2021
Quotes Ashley Williams, CSCCE

Thousands of child care centers shutter, spelling bad news for California
CalMatters | March 24, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

How low-wage work could get even worse in a post-pandemic future
CNBC | March 22, 2021
Quotes Jessie Hammerling, Labor Center

These ZIP codes saw a spike in residents from San Francisco during the pandemic
San Francisco Chronicle | March 22, 2021
Cites CPL research

A $15 minimum wage would cost jobs, right? Probably not, economists say
Berkeley News | March 18, 2021
Cites Labor Center and CWED research and quotes Michael Reich and Ken Jacobs

Nearly half of all California workers have received jobless pay during the pandemic.
The New York Times | March 18, 2021
Cites CPL research

Uber agrees to classify UK drivers as ‘workers’
The Hill | March 17, 2021
Cites Labor Center Research

Did pandemic really trigger mass exodus from California?
The Real Deal | March 16, 2021
Cites CPL research

Medea Benjamin on Biden’s Foreign Policy & The Right to Organize
KPFA Radio | March 15, 2021
Interview with CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

One Year In: The Pandemic’s Labor Impact By the Numbers
Yahoo | March 15, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Capitol Weekly Podcast: The Future of Work
Capitol Weekly | March 12, 2021
Interview with CPL’s Evan White

What the federal stimulus bill means to California’s child care sector
EdSource | March 11, 2021
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Caitlin McLean

COVID bill checks off long list of Democratic goals; too many, Republicans say
Keene Sentinel | March 10, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Lea Austin

Pandemic recession: Invest in child care to help women return to the workforce
USA Today | March 10, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Republicans call the COVID-19 relief bill a ‘liberal wish list.’ Democrats are owning that
Los Angeles Times | March 9, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Lea Austin

Raising federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would boost pay for 32 million Americans: report
Yahoo | March 9, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

California Policy Lab finds no evidence of ‘exodus’ from state
DailyCal | March 8, 2021
Cites CPL research

Mass 2020 exodus from California did not happen, study says
ABC 7 | March 8, 2021
Cites CPL research

Opinion: The $15 minimum wage is not dead
The Washington Post | March 8, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Study: There Was No ‘Mass Exodus’ From California In 2020
CBS Sacramento | March 7, 2021
Cites CPL research

No ‘mass exodus’ in California during the pandemic, study finds
WRCBtv | March 5, 2021
Cites CPL research

Exodus: Bay Area migration accelerated in recent months
Mercury News | March 4, 2021
Cites CPL research

Indiana’s Child Care Workers Face Low Pay, Thin Margins – And The Pandemic Made It Worse
WFYI Indianapolis | March 4, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Lea Austin

Cramped Kitchens And Crowded Homes Are A Deadly Combo For LA’s Fast Food Workers
LAist | March 2, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

‘Step up for them’: Hazard pay for Berkeley grocery store workers passes
DailyCal | February 28, 2021
Quotes the Labor Center’s Nari Rhee

How raising minimum wage to $15 per hour could affect workers and small businesses
CNBC | February 24, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

Many child-care workers don’t earn a living wage—and that was the case even before the pandemic
CNBC | February 24, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

COVID-19 is ravaging U.S. early childhood education, new report finds
Berkeley News | February 23, 2021
Cites new research from CSCCE and quotes Lea Austin

Child care workers, crucial to economic recovery, earn poverty wages in 40 states
CBS News | February 23, 2021
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Caitlin McClean

Pandemic drives parents to put older kids in day care; providers ‘literally had to become teachers’
Los Angeles Times | February 23, 2021
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin

As US surpasses half a million COVID-19 deaths, Latinos continue to feel impact of virus
ABC News | February 22, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Special Report: Oregon’s Child Care Industry
The Chronicle Online | February 21, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

How to respond to the 5 most tired, trickle-down arguments against the $15 minimum wage
Insider | February 20, 2021
Cites CWED research

Sanders ‘confident’ $15 hourly minimum wage would be allowed via reconciliation
Politico | February 20, 2021
Cites CWED research

Why vaccine equity hasn’t been achieved, how California could fix it
ABC 10 | February 19, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

The ‘invisible’ front line workers of education
The Hechinger Report | February 18, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

California Child Care Spaces Have Been Disappearing For Years. The Pandemic Is Making It Even Harder To Survive
LAist | February 18, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

On the Front lines: Reality of a Young Essential Worker
YR Media | February 18, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Even as COVID-19 declines, L.A. Latinos see disproportionate devastation
Los Angeles Times | February 16, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Raising the minimum wage to $15 will actually save the US billions of dollars per year
Insider | February 14, 2021
Op-ed by Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

A $15 federal minimum wage would reshape the lives of working people. Can Biden deliver?
Fast Company | February 10, 2021
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

Full COVID recovery requires raising the minimum wage
The Hill | February 10, 2021
Op-ed by CPL’s Jesse Rothstein

Child Care Providers Will Get More Financial Help From The State
LAist | February 10, 2021
Cites CSCCE research

The Fight for $15 Is Looking Good
The American Prospect | February 9, 2021
Cites research from CWED’s Michael Reich

1.4M Jobs Lost Vs 900K Lifted Out Of Poverty? Sharp Edge Of Dems’ $15 Wage Plan Revealed
International Business Times| February 9, 2021
Cites research from CWED’s Michael Reich

Column: CBO attacks plan for higher minimum wage — or does it?
Los Angeles Times | February 9, 2021
Cites research from CWED’s Michael Reich

27 million workers would benefit from raising federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
CNBC | February 8, 2021
Cites research from CWED’s Michael Reich

CBO report finds $15 minimum wage would cost jobs but lower poverty levels
Washington Post | February 8, 2021
Cites research from CWED’s Michael Reich

How raising minimum wage to $15/hr might impact the long-term economy
Yahoo | February 8, 2021
Interview with the Labor Center’s Ken Jacobs

One In Three Households Eligible For CalFresh Don’t Participate In Program
CapRadio | February 5, 2021
Cites new CPL research

How the Biden administration will impact California’s child care crisis
EdSource | February 5, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Lea Austin

65 Billion Reasons the Senate Can Pass a $15 Minimum Wage by Reconciliation
Morning Consult | February 4, 2021
Op-ed by CWED’s Michael Reich

The Burger Flipper Who Became a World Expert on the Minimum Wage
Bloomberg | February 3, 2021
Cites CWED research

Sheriff Deputies Accused Of Bias
KPBS | February 3, 2021
Interview with CPL’s Matt Unrath

Democrats’ push to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour runs into roadblocks
Politico | February 3, 2021
Cites research from CWED’s Michael Reich

First 100: The Senate Filibuster Is Actively Harming COVID Relief Policy
The American Prospect | February 2, 2021
Cites CWED research

CalFresh must be made more accessible, less prohibitive for Californians
Daily Cal | February 2, 2021
Cites CPL research

What Can Congress Learn from California’s Minimum Wage Debate?
KQED | February 2, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

How Poverty Makes Workers Less Productive
NPR | February 2, 2021
Cites CPL research

Democrats want to pass a $15 minimum wage through reconciliation. It’s unclear if they can
CNBC | February 1, 2021
Cites new CWED research

Bolstering Reconciliation Case, Study Shows $15 Wage Would Boost Federal Budget By $65 Billion
Common Dreams | February 1, 2021
Cites new CWED research

Under Biden order, workers refusing unsafe work could stay on unemployment aid
KFGO Radio | February 1, 2021
Quotes CPL’s Jesse Rothstein and the Labor Center’s Ken Jacobs

Under Biden order, workers refusing unsafe work could stay on unemployment aid
Reuters | February 1, 2021
Quotes Labor Center’s Ken Jacobs and CPL’s Jesse Rothstein

Under Biden order, workers refusing unsafe work could stay on unemployment aid
Yahoo | February 1, 2021
Quotes Labor Center’s Ken Jacobs and CPL’s Jesse Rothstein

Effort to Include $15 Minimum Wage in Relief Bill Poses Test for Democrats
The New York Times | January 31, 2021
Cites CWED research and quotes Michael Reich

The Counterintuitive Workings of the Minimum Wage
The Atlantic | January 29, 2021
Cites CWED, Labor Center, and IRLE research

The Economic Recovery Has a Child-Care Problem
Bloomberg | January 29, 2021
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin

500,000 eligible households leave CalFresh each year, policy brief finds
Daily Cal | January 29, 2021
Cites new CPL research and quotes Matt Unrath

COVID-19 deaths of Latinos in LA County are up 1,000% since November, new report says
Insider | January 29, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Latino COVID-19 deaths hit ‘horrifying’ levels, up 1,000% since November in L.A. Count
LA Times | January 29, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

What minimum-wage increases did to McDonald’s restaurants — and their employees
MarketWatch | January 28, 2021
Cites Labor Center research

Is the Biden Administration Ready to Tackle the National Child Care Crisis?
WNYC Studios | January 27, 2021
Interview with Lea Austin, CSCCE

Adams, House Democrats back federal minimum wage hike
The Charlotte Post | January 26, 2021
Cites new Labor Center research

The share of the workforce represented by unions increased last year
Marketplace | January 26, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Berkeley scholars: Here’s what Biden should accomplish right away
Berkeley News | January 22, 2021
Analysis from the Labor Center’s Sara Hinkley

Hailed as ‘Heroes,’ Child Care Workers in Some States Are Denied Vaccine Priority
EdSurge | January 21, 2021
Quotes CSCCE’s Ashley Williams

New Study Finds Chicago Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Paid Below Minimum Wage
Vice | January 21, 2021
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

UC Berkeley study finds low minimum wage costs state, federal government billions
Daily Cal | January 20, 2021
Cites new Labor Center research

Study: Minimum wage increase would cut public assistance
Albany Herald | January 19, 2021
Cites new Labor Center research and quotes Ken Jacobs

UC awards $19M in grants, funds 4 UC Berkeley projects
Daily Cal | January 18, 2021
Quotes CPL’s Jesse Rothstein

Prop 22 Is Here, and It’s Already Worse Than Expected
The American Prospect | January 15, 2021
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

How the Low Minimum Wage Helps Rich Companies
The Atlantic | January 14, 2021
Cites new Labor Center research and quotes Ken Jacobs

San Francisco Mulls Ban on Employer Retaliation for Virus Leave
Bloomberg Law | January 11, 2021
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

‘We have to do better’: California Democrats say COVID pandemic highlighted their failures
Sacramento Bee | January 4, 2021
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Why Unions Must Recommit to Expanding Their Base
The Nation | January 4, 2021
Article by Labor Center’s Jane McAlevey

Proposition 22: California’s new labor landscape
Capitol Weekly | January 1, 2021
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

This Is What Childcare Could Look Like
Jezebel | January 1, 2021
Cites CSCCE’s Lea Austin

2020

 

U.C. Berkeley Labor Center Head On “All Things Considered”
90.1 WABE | December 31, 2020
Interview with Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

California’s new workplace laws: COVID-19 safety, family leave and more
Los Angeles Times | December 31, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Thousands Of California Child Care Providers Have Closed. A New Child Care Union Aims To Save The Rest
LAist | December 28, 2020
Quotes CSCCE’s Marcy Whitebook

‘Desperate’ Bay Area residents brace for federal unemployment dollars to expire
Vallejo Times Herald | December 26, 2020
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Older workers carry on, even when life itself is life-threatening
PBS | December 23, 2020
Interview with Nari Rhee, Labor Center

Amid Holiday Rush, Small Business Owners And Workers Worry About Their Futures
Capital Public Radio News | December 22, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

It’s time we gave women and young children their due
EdSource | December 17, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

California fears human, economic crisis as Washington relief talks continue
Berkeley News | December 16, 2020
Quotes CWED, CPL, and CSCEE researchers

California Worker Safety Concerns Intensify During the Holiday Season Due to Increased Demand for Products and Services
YubaNet | December 16, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Politicians love promising jobs. But where do the numbers come from?
Marketplace | December 15, 2020
Quotes Sara Hinkley, Labor Center

UC Berkeley Labor Center study shows COVID-19 impacts on workforce
Daily Californian | December 15, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Hundreds of San Diego County child care providers have closed due to the pandemic
San Diego Tribune | December 14, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Government study shows taxpayers are subsidizing “starvation wages” at McDonald’s, Walmart
Salon | December 12, 2020
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Experts say COVID-era investment in child care is a start, not a solution
Keene Sentinel | December 12, 2020
Quotes CSCCE’s Caitlin McLean

Why teachers are paid so little in the U.S.
CNBC | December 10, 2020
Interview with CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

1.4 million American workers apply for unemployment benefits, as relief bill negotiations drag on
CNBC | December 10, 2020
Cites CPL research

Labor liabilities
East Bay Express | December 9, 2020
Cites Labor Center research and quotes Kuochih Huang

E-commerce & food delivery jobs growing during recession
Entrepreneur | December 9, 2020
Cites Labor Center research and quotes Ken Jacobs

Researchers fear gig work will spread to grocery industry as demand for delivery surges
MarketWatch | December 9, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Where the fight for a $15 minimum wage goes from here
Quartz | December 8, 2020
Cites CWED research

California released a new master plan for early education. What will it mean for an industry hit hard by the pandemic?
KPCC | December 7, 2020
Interview with CSCCE’s Ashley Williams

Berkeley study shows virus risk in workplace
KRON 4 | December 7, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Many could be at risk for COVID when economy reopens, UC Berkeley study says
KTVU Fox 2 | December 7, 2020
Cites Labor Center research and quotes Kuochih Huang

Coronavirus takes toll on Black, Latino child care providers
StarTribune | December 7, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Schools unlikely to reopen in January
Cal Matters | December 3, 2020
Quotes Ashley Williams, CSCCE

California’s minimum wage is set to increase again in January
The Sacramento Bee | December 3, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

California unveiled a blueprint for the future of early education. Critics say it’s built on shaky ground
Los Angeles Times | December 1, 2020
Quotes CSCCE’s Ashley Williams

Joe Biden has a $335 billion child-care plan — and Republican lawmakers could be on board with parts of it
MarketWatch | December 1, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Unemployment statistics during the pandemic have been inflated by backlogs, according to GAO report
The Washington Post | November 30, 2020
Cites CPL research

As pandemic aid ends, California families face brutal new year
Cal Matters | November 25, 2020
Cites CPL research

UC Berkeley researchers find increasing minimum wage reduces ‘deaths of despair’
Daily Cal | November 23, 2020
Cites CWED research

Fight for $15 minimum wage boosted in Florida but Biden faces tough task
The Guardian | November 23, 2020
Cites CWED research

Promising research shows there may be enduring immunity for COVID; Plus: Labor, the election and the Biden term to come with Jane McAlevey
KPFA Radio | November 18, 2020
Interview with the Labor Center’s Jane McAlevey

Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows
The Washington Post | November 18, 2020
Cites Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Why Biden’s free childcare plan is a worthy feminist reform
Salon | November 12, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

What’s at stake for California if Obamacare is overturned, explained
Cal Matters | November 10, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Can American labor survive Prop 22?
The Nation | November 10, 2020
Cites research from CWED and the Labor Center

What do the election results reveal about the state of the country?
KALW | November 9, 2020
Interview with the Labor Center’s Jane McAlevey

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash won fight to keep gig workers independent in California. What happens next?
Chicago Tribune | November 5, 2020
Quotes CWED’s Michael Reich

Prop 22: Mixed feelings from Uber, Lyft drivers after successful $200 million ballot fight
Desert Sun | November 5, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

California sticks to cash bail, rejects nation-leading move
KPBS | November 4, 2020
Cites research from CPL

With Prop. 22, Uber and Lyft used their wealth to reshape labor law in their sole interest
Los Angeles Times | November 4, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Uber and Lyft win fight to keep drivers as contractors instead of employees in California
MarketWatch | November 4, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Rally reveals Proposition 22 inequities
Santa Barbara News-Press | November 2, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

In California, voters must choose between cash bail and algorithms
CNN | October 31, 2020
Cites CPL research

The American government once offered widely affordable child care … 77 years ago
NPR | October 31, 2020
Quotes CSCCE’s Ashley Williams

Prop 22 is an assault on the rights and dignity of Uber, Lyft, Postmates workers
Teen Vogue | October 30, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

This recession could create a ‘lost generation’ of American workers
Forbes | October 29, 2020
Quotes CPL’s Jesse Rothstein

Environmentalists oppose Uber, Lyft on California’s gig worker initiative. Here’s why
The Fresno Bee | October 28, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash workers on Prop. 22: ‘I don’t want to end up on the wrong side’
Los Angeles Times | October 27, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Single mom illustrates how Biden’s $4000 Child Care Tax Credit could work
Microsoft News | October 27, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Editorial | Voters should reject ‘tough on crime’ Prop. 20 and support Prop. 25
Santa Cruz Sentinel | October 27, 2020
Cites CPL research

Hailing controversy: Rideshare apps pour $188m into CA campaign
Al Jazeera | October 26, 2020
Quotes Michael Reich

Prop. 22 Explained: Why Gig Companies Are Spending Huge Money on an Unprecedented Measure
KQED | October 26, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Con la pandemia, muchos Californianos ya no ganan lo suficiente para cubrir sus gastos
La Opinion | October 26, 2020
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

What Uber’s narrative about job flexibility leaves out
Quartz | October 23, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

At debate, Trump and Biden clash over minimum wage
The Washington Post | October 23, 2020
Quotes CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Replacing cash bail: Fairer justice or robopocalypse?
Cal Matters | October 22, 2020
Cites California Policy Lab research

CA leaders issue dire warnings if ACA is struck down
Public News Service | October 22, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Uber CEO says prices could double if drivers become employees, but this economist isn’t buying it
MarketWatch | October 21, 2020
Quotes CWED’s Michael Reich

Healthcare for millions of Californians is on the line in the election
Los Angeles Times | October 20, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

What Proposition 22’s defeat would mean for Uber and Lyft — and drivers
The Press Democrat | October 20, 2020
Quotes CWED’s Michael Reich

The fate of gig workers is in the hands of California voters
Wired | October 20, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

Care workers organizing for dignity
The American Prospect | October 19, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Millenials hit hard by government’s fiscal failure
Hannibal Courier-Post | October 19, 2020
Cites research from CPL’s Jesse Rothstein

What Prop. 22’s defeat would mean for Uber and Lyft — and drivers
LA Times | October 19, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Robert Reich on how to stop Uber’s corporate power grab
Salon | October 19, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Prop. 22: What you need to know about gig companies’ ballot measure
SF Chronicle | October 19, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

What Prop. 22’s defeat would mean for Uber and Lyft — and drivers
Yahoo | October 19, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Organized labor fights Uber and Lyft’s Prop. 22
SF Weekly | October 16, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

California could lose out more than other states if Affordable Care Act overturned
CapRadio | October 15, 2020
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Child care is in crisis. We’ll be here to cover it during the turbulent year ahead.
EdSurge | October 15, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

‘It’s my job to continue to push’ for more diverse early childhood leadership
LAist | October 15, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

‘What do you want to do when you grow up some more?’ Advice for aspiring leaders in early childhood
LAist | October 15, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

Child care centers don’t drive coronavirus infections, national study shows
LA Times | October 14, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

If gig economy initiative fails, will you pay more for Uber and Lyft? What studies say
The Sacramento Bee | October 14, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

The $185 million campaign to keep Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors in California
CNN | October 8, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED Research

This is what it’s like to be a child care worker and mom of 2 during the coronavirus pandemic
Good Morning America | October 7, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

What to know about gig worker pay before voting on Prop. 22
Cal Matters | October 6, 2020
Quotes the Labor Center’s Ken Jacobs

California Policy Lab receives $2M National Science Foundation grant
Daily Cal | October 4, 2020
Article about new CPL grant

This multimillion dollar CA ballot measure could decide the future of gig work
PBS | October 4, 2020
Cites CWED research

Recommendations to help California’s economic recovery and to take action on climate
Cal Matters | October 3, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

An Uber wage experiment worked
The New York Times | October 1, 2020
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

Uber and Lyft will have to pay minimum wage in Seattle
Gizmodo | September 30, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

Seattle approves new minimum pay standard for Uber, Lyft drivers
The Hill | September 30, 2020
Cites CWED research

Seattle passes minimum pay rate for Uber and Lyft drivers
The New York Times | September 29, 2020
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

Seattle to require minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers
The Seattle Times | September 29, 2020
Cites CWED research

Will teacher concerns over COVID cause more of them to flee classroom?
AJC | September 28, 2020
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

How can government protect society from the trauma of unemployment?
Quartz | September 28, 2020
Cites CWED research

Coronavirus layoffs send middle-class workers down the economic ladder
Mercury News | September 27, 2020
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

The fate of the Affordable Care Act will be decided by the Supreme Court in November, plus Trump’s nominee; Plus: A new film for hope: ‘Organizing is the New Cool’
KPFA Radio | September 25, 2020
Interview with Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Fact check: Will Uber, Lyft drivers get paid less than minimum wage under Proposition 22?
The Sacramento Bee | September 24, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research and quotes Ken Jacobs

Opinion: California, here’s how to protect essential workers
Patch News | September 24, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

A ballot measure backed by Uber and Lyft is now the most expensive in California history
Quartz | September 23, 2020
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

Midday edition special: COVID-19 and the childcare crisis
KPBS | September 21, 2020
Interview with Lea Austin, CSCCE

Envisioning a sustainable logistics system
IECN | September 20, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

When crises collide: childcare’s role in reopening the economy
Milwaukee Business Journal | September 11, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Uber drivers protest billboard campaign
48 Hills | September 10, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

The first day of kindergarten means going back to preschool for some Bay Area kids
SF Chronicle | September 9, 2020
Quotes Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

COVID-19 has nearly destroyed the childcare industry—and it might be too late to save it
Time | September 8, 2020
Quotes Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

In ‘A Collective Bargain,’ Jane McAlevey envisions a pro-worker supermajority
SF Chronicle | September 4, 2020
Interview with Jane McAlevey, Labor Center

CA report details recommendations for equity in jobs affected by climate change
Daily Cal | September 3, 2020
Cites Labor Center research and quotes Carol Zabin

Lawmaker brings newborn to Assembly floor, highlighting plight of working parents
SF Chronicle | September 1, 2020
Quotes Ashley Williams, CSCCE

California legislators cap off session with several COVID-19 protection bills
LA Times | August 31, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

The COVID-19 child care crisis hits Black and brown women the hardest
Daily Kos | August 28, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin

Preschoolers are mask-licking germ bombs — yet few catch the coronavirus, data show
LA Times | August 28, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

Uber, Lyft won’t eliminate legal fights with new business models
Bloomberg Law | August 26, 2020
Cites Labor Center research and quotes Ken Jacobs

Nurses allege unsafe working conditions, mismanagement in Bay Area hospitals amid pandemic
Daily Cal | August 26, 2020
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Even with a new union, California’s child care providers struggle amid pandemic
Truthout | August 26, 2020
Quotes Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

Unemployed Californians will soon be eligible for $300 a week from government
KCBS Radio | August 24, 2020
Interview with CPL’s Jesse Rothstein

Why are Black and Latino advocacy groups backing Uber, Lyft in California labor law fight?
The Sacramento Bee | August 23, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

UC Berkeley study finds COVID-19 recession could lead to depression
The Daily Californian | August 23, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research and quotes Sylvia Allegretto

With less money and more risk, waves of child-care providers call it quits
Los Angeles Times | August 22, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin

Lyft Will Not Suspend Service In California As Fight Over Labor Law Intensifies
Forbes | August 20, 2020
Cites research from CWED and the Labor Center

Treating child care as ‘basic infrastructure’ means valuing Black and brown women’s work
Daily Kos | August 20, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin and cites CSCCE research

Elizabeth Warren made a crucial point at the Democratic convention: Child care is “infrastructure for families”
Vox | August 20, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes CSCCE director Lea Austin

Uber, Lyft drivers in Seattle to make minimum wage starting in January
KING 5 | August 13, 2020
Cites CWED research

UC Berkeley researchers recommend creation of CA personal protective equipment stockpile for future
The Daily Californian | August 13, 2020
Cites Labor Center Research

At least 15,800 essential workers would NOT have contracted COVID-19 if California had stockpiled enough masks and PPE – and the state could have saved $93 MILLION in unemployment claims, new study finds
Daily Mail | August 13, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

California paid a price for mask shortage in dollars and lives, COVID-19 study finds
KTLA5 | August 12, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Why some California classrooms will reopen for child care, though barred from in-person instruction
EdSource | August 11, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

COVID-19 distance learning challenge: ‘Trusty neighborhood day cares’ to the rescue
Mercury News | August 11
Cites CSCCE research

Family Child-Care Providers Unionize in California
Dissent Magazine | August 11, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

California Judge Rules Uber and Lyft to Immediately Classify Drivers as Employees
Vice | August 10, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

California judge orders Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees
Salon | August 5, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

Uber and Lyft sued for ‘unpaid wages’ by California Labor Commissioner over driver classification
The Mercury News | August 5, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Why Are Child Care Programs Open When Schools Are Not?
The New York Times | August 4, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Child care crisis: Hundreds of Bay Area centers could permanently close while Congress debates bailout
ABC 7 |August 3, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

California child care providers losing money, risking health during pandemic
EdSource | August 3, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Lack of aid to states could hit Black and women workers hard
Marketplace | July 30, 2020
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

Home child care workers unionize in California
Marketplace | July 29, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

California Child Care Providers Unionize: ‘It’s Time To Demand What We Deserve’
LAist | July 27, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Sonoma County child care system ’on brink of collapse’
The Press Democrat | July 27, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Preschooler parents face the toughest choice as offices reopen
The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2020
Quotes Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

Child care is broken. Biden has a plan to fix it.
Vox | July 24, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

$600 benefit for unemployed workers would be reduced but not ended under new Trump plan
The Sacramento Bee | July 23, 2020
Cites CPL research

Medicaid Mystery: Millions of Enrollees Haven’t Materialized in California
KHN | July 23, 2020
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Coronavirus: California childcare centers take big hit as parents try to go back to work
The Mercury News | July 23, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

California’s Child Care Industry Collapsing: UC Berkeley Researchers
NBC Bay Area | July 23, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and interview with Sean Doocy, CSCCE

California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, Berkeley report says
University of California | July 23, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Guarderías de California luchan por sobrevivir en medio de la pandemia
EdSource | July 23, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Trump’s Payroll-Tax-Cut Plan Proves a Hard Sell
The Wall Street Journal | July 22, 2020
Quotes Jesse Rothstein, CPL

Child care is on the verge of collapse in the Bay Area. Can parents go back to work?
San Francisco Chronicle| July 22, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

California Child Care System on Brink of Collapse, Study Says
KQED | July 22, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

Health care workers begin 5-day strike at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
San Francisco Chronicle | July 20, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Coronavirus cases spike in California child care facilities
EdSource | July 17, 2020
Quotes Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

Coronavirus-Related Income Loss Higher In Sacramento-Area Communities Of Color
CAPRadio | July 15, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

40% Of U.S. Child Care Centers Say They’ll Close Permanently Without Public Assistance
Forbes | July 15, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

How Uber and Lyft battled Seattle over minimum wage for drivers
CNET | July 14, 2020
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

Union vote highlights coronavirus crisis for California’s home day-care providers
Los Angeles Times | July 12, 2020
Quotes Lea Austin, CSCCE

CA voters must stop app-company scheme to profit at workers’ expense
The Modesto Bee | July 7, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

Interview: Evan White On Behavioral Health Utilization
KSRO | July 7, 2020
Interview with CPL’s Evan White

COVID-19 shows fraying U.S. safety net, Berkeley scholars say
Berkeley News | July 6, 2020
Article about O-Lab and IRLE-sponsored webinar

Seattle’s Uber and Lyft Drivers Make $23.25 an Hour—or $9.73
Wired | July 6, 2020
Cites CWED research and quotes Michael Reich

The $600 federal unemployment bonus is about to end, but it has highlighted inequality in America
Sacramento News & Review | July 6, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Column: Pressure builds on Uber and Lyft under California’s gig worker law
Los Angeles Times | July 3, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CWED research

Still on hold: California’s unemployment call center is broken. When will it get fixed?
Sacramento Bee | July 2, 2020
Cites CPL research

No Stimulus Check? Four Reasons Economists Ignore Freelancers
Forbes | June 30, 2020
Quotes Annette Bernhardt, Labor Center

Black workers are in crisis amid soaring unemployment
KPFA | June 25, 2020
Interview with Steven Pitts, Labor Center

‘We Do Need This Change’: Child Care Union Election Underway
LAist | June 25, 2020
Quotes Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

Our future depends upon caring for the early educators
The Hill | June 25, 2020
Op-ed cites CSCCE research

Confronting the Black Labor Crisis
Capital & Main | June 23, 2020
Quotes Steven Pitts, Labor Center

Let COVID show us how health care can best harness new technologies
The Hill | June 23, 2020
Cites new Labor Center research

How a pandemic exposed racial inequality, food insecurity in California’s Central Valley
The Fresno Bee | June 18, 2020
Cites CPL research

How Other Countries Handled Their Jobs Crises
NPR | June 17, 2020
Cites new research from IRLE’s Jesse Rothstein

How These Entrepreneurs Are Pivoting For The Better Good During COVID-19
Forbes | June 16, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Unemployment Is Hitting LA’s Black Neighborhoods Hard
LAist | June 16, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Jobs in California are coming back after coronavirus lockdown. But not for everyone
The Sacramento Bee | June 11, 2020
Cites CPL research

Jane McAlevey’s Vision for the Future of American Labor
The New Yorker | June 10, 2020
Review of Labor Center fellow Jane McAlevey’s book

There’s a black jobs crisis. Coronavirus is making it worse
Los Angeles Times | June 5, 2020
Cites Labor Center and CPL research

US workers face unequal future when the coronavirus recedes
The Straits Times | June 1, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Labor vs. Uber, Lyft on Nov. ballot
CalMatters | May 26, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

Coronavirus updates: Economists weigh in on crisis; thousands protest at California Capitol
The Sacramento Bee | May 24, 2020
Cites CPL research

The Misfortune of Graduating in 2020
The Atlantic | May 22, 2020
Cites IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

California unemployment hits 15.5% in April — largest monthly job loss ever recorded
San Francisco Chronicle | May 22, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Another 2.4 million Americans file for unemployment
KTVU | May 22, 2020
Quotes CWED co-chair Sylvia Allegretto

Unions worry Congress is one step closer to a liability shield
The Hill | May 21, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Uninsured Due To COVID-19? You Might Still Have To Pay A Penalty To California
Capital Public Radio | May 21, 2020
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Free money: Amid the coronavirus, a monthly paycheck from the feds doesn’t seem crazy
Los Angeles Times | May 20, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Is it safe for day care centers to be open right now?
Vox | May 19, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin

Wash hands 100 times a day: Bay Area child care providers face severe problems as they reopen amid COVID-19 crisis
ABC News | May 19, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Sean Doocy

The coronavirus is pushing some colleges away from the SAT and ACT. Here’s who might benefit.
Chalkbeat | May 18, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Coronavirus Pandemic: Uncertainty over kickstarting the economy after COVID-19
ABC News | May 14, 2020
Interview with Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

Regional: Child Care Providers Struggle To Stay In Business
SF Gate | May 13, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

It pays to stay unemployed. That might be a good thing
CNBC | May 9, 2020
Cites IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Who will watch the kids? Bay Area child care programs shutting down, leaving working parents with a dilemma
San Francisco Chronicle | May 8, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

85% of Californians Who Filed for Unemployment Expect to Get Their Job Back Once the Crisis Ends
Barron’s | May 8, 2020
Cites CPL research

Coronavirus blows a $54 billion hole in California’s budget. Here are the “jaw-dropping” numbers
Santa Cruz Sentinel | May 7, 2020
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

Essential workers still lack basic safety protections on the job
Vox | May 7, 2020
Cites research from The Shift Project

Uber and Lyft Owe California $413 Million in Unemployment Insurance Taxes, Study Says
Vice | May 7, 2020
Cites research from the Labor Center and CWED and quotes Ken Jacobs

Coronavirus: Bay Area businesses lay off thousands to stay afloat during pandemic
ABC News | May 6, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Safe child care in R.I. is a life and death issue
Providence Journal | May 5, 2020
Op-ed from Lea Austin and Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

Why did it take a pandemic to make us value the lives of California’s essential workers?
The Sacramento Bee | May 2, 2020
Op-ed from Danny Schneider and Kristen Harknett of The Shift Project

Labor economist: Government should guarantee workers’ payrolls
MSNBC | May 1, 2020
Interview with CWED co-chair Sylvia Allegretto

3.8 million Americans sought jobless benefits last week, extending pandemic’s grip on the national workforce
The Washington Post | April 30, 2020
Cites research from California Policy Lab

Coronavirus Hitting Younger, Less Educated Workers Hardest
LAist | April 30, 2020
Cites research from California Policy Lab

California has a new web ‘portal’ to help essential workers find child care
EdSource | April 30, 2020
Cites research from CSCCE

US economy shrinks 4.8 percent in first quarter
KTVU | April 29, 2020
Cites IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

University of California academics at odds with each other over using SAT/ACT scores to admit students
The Washington Post | April 24, 2020
Cites IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

First responders’ needs mean tough choices for child-care providers
MSN | April 23, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Lea Austin

Child care educators are essential workers, so let’s treat them as such
Columbia Missouorian | April 23, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

UC experts offer new ammunition against the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement
Los Angeles Times | April 22, 2020
Cites IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

What Rising Unemployment Means for the Economy. Then, Racial Disparities and Coronavirus with Ibram X. Kendi
KPFA | April 20, 2020
Interview with CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

How a coronavirus economy could harm recent college grads
The Seattle Times | April 19, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Providing safe child care during COVID-19 — a life and death issue
The Hill | April 19, 2020
Op-ed by CSCCE experts

The Government’s Big Program to Save Small Businesses Ran Out of Money. Maybe Time to Rethink It?
Slate | April 16, 2020
Cites new CPL and IRLE research

Sick leave loophole leaving retail and grocery workers vulnerable
NBC | April 16, 2020
Cites new research from The Shift Project and quotes Danny Schneider

New Research Provides Timely Snapshot Of Virus’s Effect On Workers
SF Gate | April 11, 2020
Cites new CPL and IRLE research and quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Could the Pandemic Wind Up Fixing What’s Broken About Work in America?
New York Times | April 10, 2020
Cites research from The Shift Project and quotes co-director Kristen Harknett

‘San Francisco is particularly vulnerable’: Expert explains how COVID-19 may hurt city budgets
SF Gate | April 9, 2020
Interview with Sara Hinkley of the Labor Center

Gig-Working Through the Apocalypse
The New Republic | April 8, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Even With New Federal Coronavirus Bill, Most Workers Get No Additional Sick Leave
KQED | April 8, 2020
Cites new research from The Shift Project

COVID-19 stimulus is a good start, but more is needed, says Berkeley economist
Berkeley News | April 6, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Her daycare center was already on the brink — then coronavirus struck
The Hechinger Report | April 5, 2020
Quotes Bethany Edwards, CSCCE

FDR, REAGAN AND OBAMA WON RE-ELECTION WITH MORE THAN 7% UNEMPLOYMENT. AMID CORONAVIRUS, COULD TRUMP?
Newsweek | April 3, 2020
Cites Michael Reich, CWED

Stores are hiring like crazy. But they have part-time workers who want more hours
CNN | April 3, 2020
Quotes Danny Schneider, The Shift Project

‘The $2 is insulting’: Retail workers fight for more pay amid coronavirus crisis
Los Angeles Times | April 3, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Without Sick Leave, Workers Put Customers at Risk
NBC Bay Area | April 3, 2020
Cites research from The Shift Project

State unemployment offices scramble to handle surge in jobless claims amid coronavirus fallout
CNBC | April 2, 2020
Interview with Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

Special – Coronavirus, Unemployment And Healthcare
KPFA | April 2, 2020
Interview with CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

The vast majority of recently surveyed employees at McDonald’s, Subway, and Pizza Hut report a lack of access to paid sick leave
Business Insider | March 24, 2020
Cites research from The Shift Project

Virus crisis changes how we work
CalMatters | March 23, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Congress to negotiate coronavirus stimulus package through the weekend
KTVU | March 21, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Job losses from coronavirus are already devastating Southern California
Los Angeles Times | March 19, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Dear LAist: Will My Child’s Day Care Center Or Preschool Close?
LAist | March 18, 2020
Quotes CSCCE director Lea Austin

Coronavirus response a ‘vast experiment’ that’s changing U.S. workplaces
Berkeley News | March 17, 2020
Quotes Jesse Rothstein, IRLE director

Being a Childcare Worker Has Always Meant Living on the Frontlines
Jezebel | March 17, 2020
Quotes Marcy Whitebook, CSCCE

‘I’ll Be a Very Happy Man.’ Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Turn Andrew Yang’s $1,000 Promise Into Reality?
Time | March 17, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

As Cities Begin Shutting Down, How Will Front Line Workers Be Affected?
KALW | March 16, 2020
Interview with Ken Jacobs, labor Center (starts at 34:35)

Column: Some employers are doing the right thing in the coronavirus crisis. Some aren’t
Los Angeles Times | March 16, 2020
Quotes Danny Schneider, The Shift Project

Public School Is a Child’s Right. Should Preschool Be Also?
New York Times | March 15, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

The Companies Putting Profits Ahead of Public HealthTrump Administration Struggles to Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic
New York Times | March 14, 2020
Editorial based on data provided by The Shift Project

Trump Administration Struggles to Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic
KQED | March 13, 2020
Interview with IRLE director Jesse Rothstein (starts at 47:45)

Coronavirus testing: High-deductible health plans can pay full cost, IRS says
SF Chronicle | March 11, 2020
Cites Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Raising the bar: New Hampshire’s minimum wage needs to rise; how much is the question
Keene Sentinel | March 10, 2020
Cites CWED minimum wage research

The Climate Movement Doesn’t Know How To Talk With Union Members About Green Jobs
The Intercept | March 9, 2020
Interview with Jane McAlevey, Labor Center

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash’s gig worker ballot initiative heads to voters in November
CNET | February 27, 2020
Cites CWED and Labor Center research

How Hard Will The Robots Make Us Work?
The Verge | February 27, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

Rep. Ro Khanna Wants to Create a National Apprenticeship Program
Time | February 25, 2020
Quotes Carol Zabin of the Labor Center

Here’s What Happens When an Algorithm Determines Your Work Schedule
Vice | February 24, 2020
Cites several reports from The Shift Project

How to create a truly ‘just culture’ in Iowa and America
Des Moines Register | February 20, 2020
Notes CWED minimum wage study

Professor pushes for diversity in teacher workforce
Berkeley News | February 19, 2020
Article about faculty affiliate Travis Bristol

Why Are Workers Struggling? Because Labor Law Is Broken
New York Times | February 19, 2020
Quotes Jane McAlevey, Labor Center

Surge In Covered California Enrollment As Californians Avoid Penalty, Receive State Aid
Capital Public Radio | February 18, 2020
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Tartine Bakery workers plan to unionize, complain of corporatization of SF favorite
San Francisco Chronicle |  February 6, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

The Limits Of Nudging: Why Can’t California Get People To Take Free Money?
NPR |  February 4, 2020
Cites California Policy Lab research and quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

California Child Care Workers Will Hold The Biggest Union Election In Years
Huffington Post | February 4, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Some Dog Walkers Earn More Than Caregivers for Babies. Educators Want to Change That
The Wall Street Journal | January 25, 2020
Cites CSCCE research and quotes Marcy Whitebook

California has a tax credit that many are missing out on. Here’s what you can do to collect it
Fresno Bee | January 23, 2020
Cites new research from the California Policy Lab and IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

MN Supreme Court Upholds Mpls. Higher Minimum Wage
Public News Service | January 23, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

SF’s 2019 Homicide Rate Was Lowest in Nearly 60 Years: Report
NBC Bay Area | January 21, 2020
Cites research from the California Policy Lab

Low teacher pay but high costs for families. Report urges more investment in Pa. child care
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 20, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

Why we need to jump-start Pa.’s ‘stalled’ investment in early childhood care and education | Opinion
Pennsylvania Capital-Star | January 15, 2020
Cites CSCCE research

California workers would still get paid if their boss cancels a shift under proposed law
The Sacramento Bee | January 13, 2020
Quotes Shift Project director Danny Schneider and cites Shift Research

Why Today’s Shopping Sucks
Washington Monthly | January 2020
Quotes Shift Project director Danny Schneider and cites Shift research

Wages grew faster in past expansions
Marketplace | January 10, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

A new study finds increasing the minimum wage reduces suicides
Vox | January 10, 2020
Cites CWED research

Big promises for little kids: Has California governor delivered on early education?
EdSource | January 7, 2020
Quotes CSCCE director Lea Austin and cites CSCCE research

Column: Higher education programs contribute to early childhood success
Dispatch | January 6, 2020
Cites research from CSCCE

Silicon Valley is primed for a worker uprising
Salon | January 6, 2020
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Don’t root for a recession to knock out Trump
The Washington Post | January 6, 2020
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

California’s minimum wage just went up to $12 per hour for small employers
The OCR | January 2, 2020
Cites Labor Center research

2019

Federal minimum wage has not changed in a decade, and 21 states still use it
Newsweek | December 31, 2019
Cites recent CWED research

Uber sues California over the gig-worker law. Now what?
Los Angeles Daily News | December 31, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacob and cites Labor Center research

How the Affordable Care Act transformed our health-care system
CNBC | December 29, 2019
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Extremely Separate And Widely Unequal
LAist | December 18, 2019
Quotes Marcy Whitebook on early educators’ salaries in California

As California launches preschool expansion, federal government seeks to limit data
EdSource | December 17, 2019
Quotes public comments by CSCCE director Lea Austin

Turning 26? How to navigate health insurance for the first time on your own
CNBC | December 14, 2019
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Why is inflation still so low?
Marketplace | December 13, 2019
Quotes IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

Report: Los Angeles Early Childcare Programs Lack Financial Security
KPCC | December 11, 2019
Cites CSCCE research

California Debates Future of Uber, Lyft Drivers
VOA | December 07, 2019
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

Californians with no health insurance face penalties. Not everyone has to pay
Los Angeles Times | December 11, 2019
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Can higher education be saved in California?
Record-Bee | December 05, 2019
Cites research by the California Policy Lab

Can California Reduce Homelessness Through Better Prevention?
WJCT Public Media | December 04, 2019
Quotes Janey Rountree of California Policy Lab

White House Hopeful Warren Takes Aim at Unpredictable Work Schedules
New York Times | December 03, 2019
Cites Shift research

Early childhood education is critical, but limited. In Oregon, immigrant teachers could be the solution.
PRI | December 02, 2019
Quotes Marcy Whitebook on early child care and education provisions

SFO is booming. But workers there are struggling
San Francisco Chronicle | November 25, 2019
Cites research from the Labor Center and quotes Ken Jacobs

Seattle begins effort to establish minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers
KOMO News | November 18, 2019
Features Michael Reich, CWED

Uber, Lyft say proposed California ballot measure is a good deal for drivers. Economists disagree
USA Today | November 11, 2019
Cites research from the Labor Center and quotes Ken Jacobs

As income inequality soars, languishing labor unions make a return
ABC News | November 11, 2019
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

Will Uber And Lyft Ever Stop Fighting Laws, Or Their Workers?
Forbes | November 8, 2019
Cites research from the Labor Center and quotes Ken Jacobs & Michael Reich

Your beloved 4-day workweek would exclude half the American workforce
Business Insider | November 7, 2019
Quotes Danny Schneider, the Shift Project

Running a Home-Based Preschool Is Tough, and Support Is Meager
EdSurge | November 5, 2019
Cites research from CSCCE

Living on the edge in the homeless encampments of Los Angeles
Reuters | November 4, 2019
Cites research from the California Policy Lab

Labor’s next $15 minimum wage: Fair scheduling for shift workers
Politico | November 4, 2019
Cites research from The Shift Project and quotes Danny Schneider

Push to Raise Minimum Wage Goes Local, at Airports and Hotels
New York Times | November 3, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Why these workers are bypassing employers and protesting bigger targets: American Airlines and Ross
Philadelphia Inquirer | October 28, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

I’m a Philadelphia pediatrician. Here’s the one thing that would help my patients most. l Opinion
Philadelphia Inquirer | October 21, 2019
Cites research by Michael Reich and Anna Godøy of CWED

Some minority workers are up to 20% more likely than white workers to report canceled shifts at work
CNN | October 18, 2019
Article citing research from The Shift Project

As Democrats spar over guaranteed jobs, universal basic income and $15 minimum wage, which would best help Americans?
Marketwatch | October 17, 2019
Quotes Michael Reich

How Unpredictable Work Hours Turn Families Upside Down
New York Times | October 16, 2019
Cites Shift Project research and quotes Daniel Schneider

Chipotle Has a Plan to Pay Tuition. Will it Actually Help?
New York Times | October 16, 2019
Quotes Michael Reich

The Movement to make workers’ schedules more humane
Vox | October 15, 2019
Cites Shift Project research on work-schedule instability

Worker-Friendly California Enhances Employee Protections
Bloomberg Law | October 11, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs

The Childcare Crisis
Time | October 10, 2019
Cites CSCCE research on childcare wages

FAQ: The differences between a pension and a 401(k)
Marketplace | October 9, 2019
Quotes Nari Rhee

Tackling Poverty in America Means Grasping Reality
Marguerite Casey Foundation | October 4, 2019
Quotes Jesse Rothstein on the federal administration anti-poverty efforts

Why was a pregnant, sick mother of 3 mistakenly kicked off Medi-Cal?
The Orange County Register | October 4, 2019
Quotes Laurel Lucia

California’s contract worker law could add health coverage for some but put others at risk
Los Angeles Times | October 4, 2019
Cites Labor Center study and quotes Ken Jacobs

Income experiment offers Stockton residents a glimpse at California Dream
Daily Democrat | October 3, 2019
Quotes Jesse Rothstein

The Path to Climate Justice Runs Through the UAW Strike
The Nation | September 23, 2019
Article by Labor Center senior policy fellow Jane McAlevey

California Enacts Law to Classify Some Gig Workers as Employees
Wall Street Journal | September 18, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Striking GM Workers Deserve Our Support
The Nation | September 16, 2019
Article by Labor Center senior policy fellow Jane McAlevey

California governor expected to sign new legislation for independent workers
CBS Evening News | September 14, 2019
Features Ken Jacobs on California bill AB5

Poverty rates improve-but, really, is this the best we can do?
UC Berkeley Blog | September 10, 2019
Article by CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Trucking companies-like Uber and Lyft-say their drivers aren’t employees, worsening inequality and pollution
Fast Company | September 9, 2019
Features Labor Center study and quotes Carol Zabin

For Teachers, the Money Keeps Getting Worse
The Atlantic | September 6, 2019
Article by CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto

Trump’s new rule to punish immigrants just shows how bad American jobs are
Washington Post | September 5, 2019
Cites Labor Center study

Uber and Lyft Face An Existing Threat In California – And They ‘re Losing
The Verge | Sept 2, 2019
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

Study Says Truck Driver Misclassification Hurts Climate Goals
SFGate | Sept 2, 2019
Cites Labor Center study and quotes Carol Zabin

Lyft, Uber to spend $60 million on propaganda to keep workers maximally exploited
Salon | Sept 1, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Uber and Lyft are floating a $21 minimum wage. Critics say it’s closer to $15.
Washington Post | August 30, 2019
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

Op-Ed: Two factors keep ‘new gen’ students from attending college. Here’s how to address them
Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2019
References California Policy Lab study

The $15 minimum wage bill has all but died in the Senate
Vox | August 16, 2019
Revisits CWED research and quotes Anna Godøy

Trump crackdown on legal immigrants could damage California economy, experts say
Los Angeles Times | August 12, 2019
Quotes Laurel Lucia, Labor Center

Child care providers push California to boost pay for early education teachers
EdSource | August 9, 2019
Cites CSCCE report on low pay for the state’s early education workforce

Uber and Lyft Hate This Bill
The Nation | August 2, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Novato eyes fast-track minimum wage hike
Marin Independent Journal | July 31, 2019
Features Ian Eve Perry’s study on the impact of a proposed minimum wage law for the North Bay

Half of California workers have no retirement savings, says UC Berkeley report
The Mercury News | July 31, 2019
Cites report by Nari Rhee, Labor Center

Report: California Parents Can’t Afford to Pay More for Child Care – Workers Can’t Make a Living
KQED | July 23, 2019
Based on CSCCE’s new report

How city regulations are making Uber and Lyft better
New York Post | July 23, 2019
Op-ed by Michael Reich, CWED

With early childhood education on CA’s agenda, preschool teachers ask why ‘cashiers at McDonalds’ get better pay
CalMatters | July 19, 2019
Cites CSCCE research on early childhood educator pay

Petaluma raises base wage to $15 per hour
Argus Courier | July 19, 2019
Labor Center research that informed the policy decision cited

The US can raise the minimum wage to $15 without hurting jobs
CNN | July 11, 2019
Op-ed by Anna Godøy and Michael Reich

How California’s Housing Crisis Could Hit Seniors Hard
New York Times | July 9, 2019
Features Nari Rhee of the Labor Center on California’s retirement crisis

It’s not just paychecks: The surprising society-wide benefits of raising the minimum wage
Washington Post | July 8, 2019
Features Anna Godøy and Michael Reich’s study in analysis of minimum wage research

Who still earns the minimum wage in a tight labor market?
Marketplace NPR | July 2, 2019
Sylvia Allegretto of CWED discusses minimum wage

There’s More Evidence That Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Cost Jobs
New York Magazine | July 2, 2019
Cites Anna Godøy and Michael Reich’s study on minimum wage

Teachers are 3 times more likely to need a second job to make ends meet
USA Today | July 2, 2019
Features Sylvia Allegretto on teacher pay penalty study

Workers in California are one step closer to retirement security
MarketWatch | July 1, 2019
Features Nari Rhee of the Labor Center on retirement security study

Worried about retiring? California will help you save money
Los Angeles Times | July 1, 2019
Features Nari Rhee of the Labor Center on retirement security study

The brutal psychological toll of erratic work schedules
Washington Post | June 27, 2019
Op-ed from the Shift Project’s Danny Schneider and Kristen Harknett

Inland Empire’s booming warehouse industry brings jobs – not healthcare coverage
Center for Health Journalism | June 18, 2019
Cites Labor Center research on uninsured and low-wage Californians

Idaho minimum wage falling farther behind, prompting ballot measure
Idaho Press | June 15, 2019
Features Michael Reich on CWED’s minimum wage research

Changes to federal poverty guidelines could cause millions to lose eligibility
KTVU | June 15, 2019
Features Labor Center researcher Ian Eve Perry

Forum on the Road: Why More Seniors Are Working
KQED Forum | June 11, 2019
Nari Rhee of the Labor Center discusses retirement security

Uber, Lyft drivers continue despite gripes because options are few
San Francisco Chronicle | June 10, 2019
Cites Michael Reich, CWED

Plan to prop up Obamacare emerges as key budget debate for California Democrats
The Sacramento Bee | June 7, 2019
Cites Labor Center study on uninsured Californians

Op-Ed: Why Newsom’s budget proposal won’t do enough for young kids
San Francisco Chronicle | May 29, 2019
Marcy Whitebook and Lea Austin’s tough words for the Gov’s policy

How to End the Child-Care Crisis
New York Times | May 24, 2019
Quotes CSCCE’s 2018 Early Childhood Workforce Index

‘No rich people working for Post Mates’: Couriers protest pay change
San Francisco Chronicle | May 21, 2019
Cites Michael Reich, CWED

$15 minimum wage is a win for the working poor.
Courant | May 18, 2019
Features CWED study on the effects of a $15 minimum wage in California

Prison time has little or no bearing on long-term public safety
Berkeley News | May 16, 2019
Features research from David Harding, IRLE Faculty Affiliate

State AG Becerra sues Trump administration for 50th time
San Francisco Chronicle | May 13, 2019
Quotes a letter from the Labor Center

Uber & Lyft drivers go on strike 
CBS News | May 8, 2019
Features Michael Reich, CWED

Aiding low-wage workers is a matter of life and death – literally 
The Hill | May 7, 2019
Features Michael Reich and Anna Godoey on new NBER working paper

Raising The Minimum Wage Could Prevent Suicides
Huffington Post | May 2, 2019
Quotes Anna Godoy on new NBER working paper

Raising the Minimum Wage Could Reduce Suicide Rates 
Paste | May 1, 2019
More coverage of the NBER working paper

Wage gap between teachers and other college graduates exacerbates teacher shortages
Ed Source | May 1, 2019
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

Want to decrease suicide? Raise the minimum wage, researchers suggest
CBS News | April 30, 2019
Quotes Anna Godoy on new NBER working paper

Researchers say there’s a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage
Washington Post | April 30, 2019
More coverage of the NBER working paper

Suicide Rates Are Going Up. Raising the Minimum Wage Might Help Bring Them Down.
New York | April 29, 2019
More coverage of the NBER working paper

Higher Minimum Wage Could Cut Suicide Rates Says New Study
Forbes | April 29, 2019
More coverage of the NBER working paper

Increasing minimum wage, tax credits could stop over 1,200 suicides a year, paper finds
Berkeley News  | April 29, 2019
Quotes Anna Godoy on new NBER working paper

Uber Just Admitted That Its Pay Policy Will Make Drivers Even More Unhappy. Here’s How that Could Affect Your Future Rides
Money | April 15, 2019
Quotes Michael Reich, CWED

New California Bills Aim To Make Health Care Cheaper And More Accessible
Capital Public Radio | April 9, 2019
Cites data provided by the Labor Center

Sen. Kamala Harris says federal government must step in to close the ‘teacher pay gap’
Ed Source | March 22, 2019
Features Sylvia Allegretto and her research

Could California reclassify janitors, truck drivers, construction workers as employees?
San Francisco Chronicle | March 22, 2019
Features Sarah Thomason, Labor Center

Ma Joad’s Heirs–And the Battle Today Over Independent Contractors
Forbes | March 19, 2019
Mentions Annette Bernhardt’s research on gig workers

NC’s teacher pay ranking: Why it’s a hollow victory
The Charlotte Observer | March 14, 2019
Cites Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

Low pay, large classes, funding cuts: behind new wave of US teachers’ strikes
The Guardian | February 27, 2019
Cites Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

New Legislation Aims to Clarify Who Is an Employee
The American Prospect | February 22, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

Elizabeth Warren To Unveil Sweeping Plan For Universal Child Care
Huffington Post | February 18, 2019
Warren’s proposal cites CSCCE research on ECE poverty wages

Green New Deal: Some Democrats on the fence
Roll Call | February. 15, 2019
Carol Zabin on the Green New Deal

Poor scheduling costs hourly workers sleep and happiness
Fast Company | February 15, 2019
Features new research from Shift Project

City Council Approves Path to $15 Minimum Wage in 2020
Pasadena Now | February 12, 2019
Council considered report by Michael Reich, CWED

Low Wage, Not Low Skill: Why Devaluing Our Workers Matters
Forbes  | February 7, 2019
Draws on work of IRLE director Jesse Rothstein

This Is How Horribly U.S. Teachers Are Actually Paid 
HBO-Vice News | January 30, 2019
Features Sylvia Allegretto, CWED

A ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Shutdown? Democrats Make the Most of an Administration’s Missteps
New York Times | January 24, 2019
Quotes Ken Jacobs, Labor Center

‘It was like a public execution’: American retail workers face mass layoffs
The Guardian | January 24, 2019
Research and commentary by Danny Schneider, the Shift Project

Gavin Newsom is already moving California toward single-payer
Los Angeles Times editorial | January 9, 2019
Labor Center study on uninsured Californians has informed new Governor’s policy

Teachers fare better with existing pensions than 401(k)s, study shows
Berkeley News | January 8, 2019
Cites Nari Rhee’s new Labor Center study

Los Angeles teachers may go on strike Thursday
Washington Post | January 6, 2019
Quotes Sylvia Allegretto and her teacher pay gap study

2018

America’s 1.8 million truck drivers don’t need to worry about autonomous tech threatening their jobs anytime soon, experts say Business Insider | December 21, 2018
Latest coverage of Labor Center’s Driverless report

San Francisco auto break-ins: UC study finds police foot patrols helped decrease larceny crimes
San Francisco Chronicle | December 5, 2018
Features California Policy Lab study

Many More Californians Likely to be Without Health Insurance in Next 5 Years
San Francisco Chronicle | November 27, 2018
Reviews Labor Center’s analysis of changes to the ACA’s individual mandate penalty

Boosting Workers’ Hours May Be Solution to Holiday Hiring Woes
Society for Human Resource Management | November 19, 2018
Features new data from The Shift Project at IRLE

Close to Home: The North Bay Needs a $15 Minimum Wage
The Press Democrat | November 18, 2018
Cites Labor Center’s report on the North Bay’s proposed minimum wage law

Robots and Automation: Is There Space for Hourly Workers? 
Equal Voice News | November 16, 2018
Spotlights Labor Center’s report, ‘Driverless? Autonomous Trucks and the Future of the American Trucker’

Why Can’t Allyson Get Ahead?
Rolling Stone | November 13, 2018
Quotes Steven Pitts, associate chair of the Labor Center

Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Help the Walton Family More Than Walmart Workers 
MarketWatch | November 8, 2018
Cites data from ‘The High Cost of Low Wages’ from the Labor Center

Study: Behind the Scenes, Meal-Kit Makers Not as Innovative as Their Products
The Spoon | October 31, 2018
Feature article on the Labor Center’s Job Quality in a Meal-Kit Fulfillment Center report

Dueling Economists: Rival Analyses of Harvard’s Admissions Process Emerge at Trial
The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 30, 2018
IRLE Faculty Affiliate David Card testified in the trail over Harvard’s treatment of Asian-American applicants in admissions.

In an Effort to Save Money Daycare Centers in New England Are Forming Purchasing Groups
NPR | October 24, 2018
Marcy Whitebook on strategies daycares are using across the U.S. to retain staff

A Battle Over Dialysis Patients, Profits
U.S. News & World Report | October 18, 2018
Ken Jacobs explains what’s at stake for both sides in California’s Proposition 8, the Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act.

1 in 4 Child Care Workers in California Lives in Poverty
Public Policy Institute of California | October 16, 2018
Features data from CSCCE’s 2018 Early Childhood Workforce Index and the Labor Center’s Low Wage Data Explorer

My Turn: UC Is Ground Zero for Income Inequality Debate
CalMatters | October 15, 2018
Commentary featuring the Labor Center’s Low-Wage Work Data Explorer

Why Proposition 8 Is One of the Most Contentious, and Confusing, Ballot Measures in Play
Capital Public Radio | October 12, 2018
Ken Jacobs weighs in on California’s Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act that would regulate dialysis clinic spending.

The Catch with Amazon’s $15-an-Hour Raises for Whole Foods Employees
Eater | October 11, 2018
Cites the Labor Center report, “The High Public Cost of Low Wages.

And Now, for Some Unequivocally Good News: Amazon Raises its Minimum Wage to $15. Here’s Why it Did That.
Washington Post | October 4, 2018
Op-ed highlighting CWED co-chair, Sylvia Allegretto’s analysis of the labor market and wages.

Predictable Shift Laws Spread to More Cities, States
Workforce | October 3, 2018
The Shift Project’s Kristen Harknet’s interview on new scheduling laws and what they mean for workers and employers

Uber, Lyft Drivers Crowd hearing to Support $15 Hourly Pay
Wall Street Journal | October 3, 2018
Quoting CWED co-chair, Michael Reich on the first pay standard in the U.S. for gig-workers

On the Future of Work(ers)
Ford Foundation Equals Change Blog | October 1, 2018
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker cites the Labor Center’s ongoing policy-relevant analysis on the varied forms of employment today—from gigs to subcontracting to more traditional salaried employment.

New Laws Aim to Make Work Hours More Predictable
Wall Street Journal | September 27, 2018
Featuring research from The Shift Project at IRLE

This is What it’s Like to Be a Teacher in America
Time | September 13, 2018
Featuring CWED economist, Sylvia Allegretto’s latest research on the ‘Teacher Pay Penalty’

Liberals Should Stop Attacking Bernie Sanders for Targeting Jeff Bezos and Amazon. He’s on the Right Track
Los Angeles Times | September 11, 2018
Ken Jacobs, Labor Center chair, interviewed by columnist Michael Hiltzik

‘Raise the Wage’ Advocates Have Reason for Optimism
The Hill | September 11, 2018
Op-ed by Sylvia Allegretto, Carl Nadler, and Michael Reich from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Study Shows Boosting Funds to Poor School Districts Lifts Student Achievement but Fails to Narrow Racial & Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps
The 74 | September 10, 2018
IRLE Director Jesse Rothstein’s research on the effects of school finance reform

‘Broken’ Economics for Preschool Workers, Child Care Sector
U.S. News & World Report | September 8, 2018
Featuring Marcy Whitebook, co-director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Higher Minimum Wage Boosts Pay Without Reducing Jobs, Study Says
Bloomberg | September 6, 2018
Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics’ report shows the effects of minimum wages above $10 in six major U.S. cities.

Self-Driving Technology Threatens nearly 300,000 Trucking Jobs, Report Says
The Wall Street Journal | September 4, 2018
The Labor Center’s report, Driverless? Autonomous Trucks and the Future of the American Trucker featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Studying the State of Labor, As Labor Day Approaches
KCBS | September 1, 2018
IRLE Director, Jesse Rothstein on KCBS’ “In Depth” discussing wages, the state of the U.S. workforce, and how recent legal decision have impacted the labor movement.

Low Pay Has Teachers Flocking To The Sharing Economy
The Atlantic | August 17, 2018
Sylvia Allegretto, co-director of CWED, on the high rates of educators depending on Airbnb to supplement their regular income.

2018 Index Shows Conditions for Childcare Workers Need Improving
Wisconsin Public Radio | August 8, 2018
Marcy Whitebook, co-director of CSCCE on recent data showing that early childhood educators aren’t getting the preparation or support they need.

Lawmakers in Blue States Try to Protect Organized Labor
Stateline | August 1, 2018
Law Professor Catherine Fisk, IRLE Faculty Affiliate explains what’s next for unions in the wake of the Janus v. AFSMCE Supreme Court decision.

California Court Says Starbucks Must Pay for Off-the-Clock Work. The Fallout Could Affect ‘A Lot of Jobs.’
Rewire.News| July 27, 2018
CWED’s Sylvia Allegretto on the California Court decision and it’s far-reaching impact on service and retail workers.

Amazon raking in billions, some employees relying on food stamps
MSNBC | July 24, 2018
VIDEO: MSNBC news cites UC Berkeley’s Labor Center’s study on working families who rely on public assistance programs.

More on a Jobs Guarantee (Wonkish)
The New York Times | July 5, 2018
Op-Ed: CWED’s research on the effects of minimum wage increases cited by Paul Krugman.

New York City Considers New Pay Rules for Uber Drivers
The New York Times | July 2, 2018
CWED’s new report that shows most NYC app-based drivers are struggling to get by informs an NYC taxi commission proposal.

What is at stake in Supreme Court ruling on Janus vs. AFSCME?
The San Francisco Chronicle | June 22, 2018
The Labor Center’s Ken Jacobs and Sarah Thomason on the broad benefits of labor unions to all Californians.

The Growing Achievement Gap
U.S. News and World Report | May 28, 2018
Professor Danny Schneider’s new research on how income inequality widens the gap between rich and poor school children.

What’s really behind economic mobility?
CityLab | May 16, 2018
Features Jesse Rothstein’s research on what determines equitable economic opportunities across generations.

Discriminación hacia los campesinos mexicanos en EE.UU. afecta su salud
Telemundo | May 9, 2018
IRLE’s affiliated faculty, Seth Holmes’ research on indigenous Mexican farmworker youth in the U.S.

Why fair scheduling laws will be the new minimum wage battle
Fast Company | May 4, 2018
IRLE’s Shift Project featured as a critical voice in the fair workweek fight.

For fairness’ sake, nix the tipped wage
New York Daily News | April 22, 2018
Op-ed: Sylvia Allegretto with CWED on the benefits of eliminating the subminimum wage in New York.

Report: CT hourly workers experience unstable pay, hours
Hartford Business  | April 3, 2018
New research from IRLE’s Shift Project on Connecticut service workers.

What We Can Learn from the California Model for Improving Workers’ Financial Security
Aspen Institute blog | March 28, 2018
Nari Rhee with the Labor Center on wage policies and retirement.

Policymakers Seek Healthier, More Prosperous California
Capital and Main | March 28, 2018
Laurel Lucia with the Labor Center on policy options for the state’s uninsured.

Philadephia hourly workers in food and retail are stressed by unpredictable hours
The Inquirer | March 13, 2018
Highlights research by IRLE’s Shift Project on unpredictable scheduling.

How California legislators can extend pathway to universal care
Sacramento Bee | March 5, 2018
Features new report by Laurel Lucia with the Labor Center

The post-America economy
Marketplace | February 26, 2018
Ken Jacobs of the Labor Center on Janus v. AFSCME

The Trump administration’s proposal for tips will only hurt employees
Washington Post | February 20, 2018
Op-ed: Sylvia Allegretto with CWED on how enabling employers to keep tips is wrong

50 years later: UC Berkeley hosts conference reflecting on 1968 race report
Daily Californian | February 12, 2018
Steven Pitts with the Labor Center on challenges Black Americans face

Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?
New York Times | January 9, 2018
Marcy Whitebrook with CSCCE on early childhood educators

2017

It’s simple. To make air travel safer, pay airport workers more.
Newsweek | December 28, 2017

An important new analysis shows progressive policies don’t hurt, and probably help, growth and jobs
The Washington Post | November 14, 2017

California’s plans for offshore wind power run into Navy opposition
San Francisco Chronicle | November 9, 2017

To Avoid Sexism on Job-Posting Site, Economists Petition to Start Their Own
Wall Street Journal | October 26, 2017

Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income
The Atlantic | September 26, 2017

California would lose $78 billion — more than any other state — under GOP health bill
San Francisco Chronicle | September 20, 2017

From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor
Los Angeles Times | September 20, 2017

Diversity in Kern’s clean energy workforce: UC Berkeley report
The Bakersfield Californian | September 6, 2017

UC Berkeley Examines Diversity Of California’s Clean Energy Workforce
Solar Industry | September  6, 2017

Working Class Hero: Cal Labor Center Helps Recharge the Movement
California Magazine | September 4, 2017

What Trump’s Amazon tweet got wrong, and right
Axios | August 17, 2017

How California’s climate policies created an economic boon
Phys.org | August 10, 2017

Wanted: qualified people who will work for yesterday’s wages
Marketplace | August 3, 2017

What We Talk About When We Talk About the Gig Economy
The American Prospect | Jul. 28, 2017

The Impact Of An Increasing Minimum Wage
Wisconsin Public Radio | Jul. 20, 2017

Grasping For The Middle Ground On Obamacare
California Healthline | April 14, 2017

Voters Approved Wage Hikes, But GOP Lawmakers Have Other Ideas
Bloomberg Politics | April 5, 2017

Social Security Benefits: When Do You Plan to Retire?
EconoFact | February 9, 2017

What will a higher minimum wage do? Two new studies have different ideas
Los Angeles Times | January 11, 2017