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Noam Scheiber © 2021 The New York Times Company

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The Achilles’ heel of Biden’s climate plan? Coal miners.

Biden has sought to address the concerns about pay with subsidies that provide incentives for wind and solar projects to offer union-scale wages

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Building solar farms may not build the middle class

Building an electricity plant powered by fossil fuels usually requires hundreds of electricians, pipe fitters, millwrights and boilermakers who typically earn more than $100,000 a year in wages…

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Uber and Lyft ramp up legislative efforts to shield business model

Gig companies like Uber and Lyft have long resisted classifying workers as employees, stating in regulatory filings that doing so would force them to alter their business model

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Amazon says it pays Alabama workers well; other local employers pay more

Heather Knox, an Amazon spokeswoman, said workers in Bessemer were eligible for raises every six months and that they had received a $2-an-hour bonus during much of last spring

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Labour Department reverses two Trump-era rules

In its proposal to rescind the Trump rule, the Labour Department said the rule had improperly narrowed the list of factors that courts have traditionally relied on to determine employee status.…

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