“Holiday Hustle: Riding Along With An Amazon Flex Driver,” by 
Adrian Ma, WBUR, 12.20.19. Read.

Fashion Nova’s Secret: Underpaid Workers in Los Angeles Factories,” 
by Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, 12.16.19. Read.

Fashion Nova is Coming Under Fire for Alleged Wage and Labor Violations,
But the Law is (Largely) on its Side,” The Fashion Law, 12.16.19. Read.

Fashion Nova’s Secret: Underpaid Workers in Los Angeles Factories,”
by Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, 12.16.19. Read.

Changing work arrangements and their implications for workers:
3rd IZA Workshop on Labor Statistics discusses research on contract
work,” IZA Newsroom, 12.11.19. Read.

As gig economy expands into temporary staffing, worker protections retreat,”
by Katie Johnston, Boston Globe, 11.14.19. Read.

“Hard Lessons From the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse,” by Terri Gerstein,
The American Prospect,
10.16.19. Read.

“Punching In: Letters, Lawsuits and the Future of Work,” by Chris Opfer,
Ben Penn, and Jaclyn Diaz, Bloomberg Law, 10.15.19. Read.

“Mass. drivers are again taking on Uber over work status,” by Katie Johnston,
Boston Globe, 9.12.19. Read.

“California's gig economy bill won't just impact Uber drivers. Here's how the
landmark decision is a major win for janitors, truck drivers, and other low-wage
workers.” by Allana Akhtar, Business Insider. 9.19.19. Read.

“California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees,”
by By Kate Conger and Noam Scheiber, New York Times, 9.11.19. Read.

“A Free $1,000 That Isn't Andrew Yang's UBI,” by Sarah Holder, CITYLAB, 9.2.19. Read

“Uber, Lyft, DoorDash Put $90 Million to Possible Ballot War,” by Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg, 8.29.19. Read

“Why high-skilled workers are worrying about wage theft,” news item on the University of
Sydney website, 8.29.19. Read

“Low Wages, Sexual Harassment and Unreliable Tips. This Is Life in America’s Booming
Service Industry,” by Alana Semuels and Malcom Burnley, Time, 8.22.19. Read

“Wage theft now a problem for high-skilled workers,” by Anna Patty, The Sydney
Morning Herald, 
8,19.19. Read.  

“Workers going bust in booming economy,” Boston Herald, 8.12.19. Read

“Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market,” by Michelle R. Smith, 
AP NEWS, 8.12.19. Read.

“Trump Wage Enforcers Use Obama Tool to Aid Protesting Miners,” by Ben Penn, Bloomberg
8.8.19. Read.

“What’s behind the US government's massive spending on temp workers,“
by Lydia DePillis, CNN Business, 8.2.19. Read.

Pete Buttigieg just called out Uber and McDonald's for their treatment of workers —
and said beefing up unions is the best way to protect them,” by Allana Akhtar,
Business Insider, 7.26.19. Read.

“Could California Upend the Gig Economy by Classifying Workers as Employees?,”
by Karen Kahn, NONPROFIT QUARTERLY. 7.23.19. Read

“Who's in charge at DOL?,” by Rebbecca Rainey, POLITICO, 5.29.19. Read.

“Human error? Stop blaming workers for their own deaths,” by Marissa Baker,
Noah Seixas and Trevor Peckham, The Seattle Times, 5.9.19. Read

“Dean Weil named to National Academies Committee on Contingent Work and
Alternate Work Arrangement,” Brandeis University website, 5.9.19. Read.

“Labor Dept. Says Workers at a Gig Company Are Contractors,” 
Noam Scheiber, 
The New York Times, 4.29.19. Read the article. 

“On May Day, assessing what a Sanders presidency would mean for 
labour,” by Adam D.K. King, The Conversation, 4.29.19. Read the article.

“In the basement of CHOP, warehouse workers say they’re held to
impossible quotas,” by Juliana Feliciano Reyes, 4.22.19. 

“The mystery of stagnating wages. David Weil elucidates.” David 

Weil interviewed on a podcast issued by Organisation for Economic 
Co-operation and Development. 4.19. Listen.  

“U.S. Moves to Limit Wage Claims Against Chains Like McDonald’s,” 
by Noam Scheiber, The New York Times, 4.1.19. Read the article. 

“Trump’s Labor Department Does McDonald’s Another Solid,”
by Dave Jamieson, 
HuffPost, 4.1.19. Read

“Why are Australian workers getting the smallest pay rises since 
WWII?,” by Stephen Long and Michael Janda, ABC (Australian
Broadcasting Commision),
 3.27.19. Read the article.  The truth about Trump’s ‘economic miracle’,” by Margery Eagan, 
The Boston Globe, 2.7.19. Read the article.

From homepage news section (1/2019):

David Weil delivers keynote at international labor forum and meets mayor of Seoul

Dean Weil meeting with Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park of Seoul in December of 2018

Dean Weil meeting with Seoul Mayor Won-Soon Park of Seoul. (Photo from

On Dec. 11, 2018, David Weil delivered the keynote address at the Second International Forum on Transforming Cities for Decent Work, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in Seoul, South Korea. His speech, “Addressing Inequality and the Fissured Workplace through the Union City,” discussed how changes in the employment relationship (“the fissured workplace”) influences wages and contributes to earnings inequality, as well as how local governments at the city and state level can use policies to mitigate these problems.

Weil met with Seoul Mayor Won-soon Park and praised the mayor’s “Union City” initiative, an approach that aims to improve the working environment for the nearly 10 million people who live in the South Korean capital. They discussed U.S. policies enacted during Weil’s tenure as the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, and how those policies might work in Seoul.