Spencer Woodman

New Survey Reports Uber Drivers Are Investing Big in the Company But Get Little Stability

Don Creery had been driving for Uber in Seattle for several months when in May 2014 the clutch wore out on his Kia Soul. A former music teacher, Creery had enjoyed his work for Uber and said he made enough to live comfortably. So, anticipating much more driving in the future, he took out a $10,000 loan to purchase a brand new Soul with an automatic transmission—a smart investment, he judged, for his career as an Uber driver.

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Nashville Voted To Give Poor People, Locals New Construction Jobs...But the State GOP Blocked It

Last summer, with the backing of regional labor leaders and community groups, the city of Nashville approved an ordinance requiring large, municipally funded construction projects to devote 10 percent of their hiring to low-income residents. The ballot initiative, which also stipulated that 40 percent of such hires should reside in Nashville’s Davidson County, came amid an historic surge in building projects in the city’s downtown area.

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Don't Pity Jeb: How Bush Dismantled Florida's Department of Labor

In the spring of 2000, Jeb Bush, then governor of Florida, launched a campaign unprecedented in a state of that size: He set out to dismantle the state’s department of labor.

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Shocking Police Overreach Haunts Southern City: Racial Profiling, Quotas and Secret “Conviction Bonuses”

In the late afternoon of Jan. 3, Robin Dean, a 50-year-old county employee, pulled into a Durham, N.C., Burger King parking lot to give a friend a package of frozen chitlins that she had cooked over the holidays. After the transfer was complete, the pair said goodbye and parted ways. Both were subsequently pulled over by Durham Police.

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Police Overreach Haunts Southern City: Racial Profiling, Quotas and Secret “Conviction Bonuses”

In the late afternoon of Jan. 3, Robin Dean, a 50-year-old county employee, pulled into a Durham, N.C., Burger King parking lot to give a friend a package of frozen chitlins that she had cooked over the holidays. After the transfer was complete, the pair said goodbye and parted ways. Both were subsequently pulled over by Durham Police.

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