Labor Policy


, The American Spectator
California’s War on Workers
Steven Greenhut

A gushing article in the liberal publication Vox declared in September that a new California law that outlaws the use of contractors in many industries, is “a victory for workers everywhere.”…

, Goldfinch Winslow
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Goldfinch Winslow:

Forcing app-based businesses to count their workers as employees could raise their costs as much as 20 percent, according to Bloomberg Law. It could also put an end to…

, John Locke Foundation
HeadLocke No. 74: Supporting labor groups that don’t coerce workers
Eli Lehrer

From John Locke Foundation:

President Trump campaigned in 2016 as a “champion for workers” who promised that Republicans would become a worker’s party. Eli Lehrer, president and co-founder…

, National Review
What to Do about the Gig Economy
Eli Lehrer

From National Review:

Eli Lehrer of the R Street Institute offered a detailed proposal along these lines a few years back in National Affairs. Those who balk at interfering with a trend toward…

, reason
New Jersey Takes a Swipe at the Gig Economy With New Independent Contractor Bill
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From reason:

It could also put an end to flexible employment options many people have come to rely on, says Jarrett Dieterle, a policy analyst at the R Street Institute.

“A lot of workers and…

, CATO Unbound
Improving Our Political Culture
Eli Lehrer

From CATO Unbound:

The center-right R Street Institute is doing fresh thinking about modernizing unions.

, National Review
How the Trump Administration Should Help Nontraditional Labor Organizations
Eli Lehrer

Campaigning in 2016, Donald Trump portrayed himself as a champion for workers. He walked factory floors, rallied with men in hard hats, and promised that the GOP would become “a workers’…

, The Register-Guard
Guest View: The war on convenience
C. Jarrett Dieterle

When it comes to shopping, modern Americans are obsessed with convenience. We want the world at our fingertips, and we want it now. Two-day shipping, on-demand food delivery and quick checkouts at…

, Economic Innovation Group
EIG Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Limit Non-Compete Agreements, Boost Worker Mobility
Eli Lehrer

From Economic Innovation Group:

“Non-compete agreements are unfair to workers, economically damaging for employers, and they undermine the efficient, effective functioning of labor markets…

, Daily Caller
Fixing The Gig Economy Doesn’t Require Turning All Uber Drivers Into Employees
Eli Lehrer

From Daily Caller:
As R Street Institute president Eli Lehrer discusses in National Affairs, there are myriad benefits to creating a new “flexible worker” classification:

Like full-time…