The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work

October 17, 2018 by TWN Staff

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements.

Read the New Democrat Coalition’s latest blog post on the data gap in measuring alternative work and what we can do to empower American workers with the tools they need to succeed.

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US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation Litigation
US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation
April 23, 2019
by Tom Ramstack

A federal court ruling last week set a precedent for property rights to cannabis products in the quickly growing marijuana industry. U.S. District Judge William Martinez, an Obama appointee who presides in Colorado, ruled that cannabinoid formulations can be considered the unique handiwork of their developers... Read More

Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say Entitlements
Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say
April 22, 2019
by Dan McCue

Both Social Security and Medicare are on unstable financial footing, and lawmakers need to act sooner rather than later to shore up America’s bedrock retirement programs and phase in needed changes, the trustees of both programs said in reports released Monday. Social Security is the government's... Read More

Cain Withdraws from Consideration for Seat on Federal Reserve Federal Reserve
Cain Withdraws from Consideration for Seat on Federal Reserve
April 22, 2019
by Dan McCue

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seaton the Federal Reserve board amid focus on past allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity. Cain ran for president as an insurgent populist eyeing the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but dropped out of that... Read More

Are Anti-Tax Republicans Softening on the Idea of a Gas Tax Increase? Economy
Are Anti-Tax Republicans Softening on the Idea of a Gas Tax Increase?

WASHINGTON — Higher state gasoline taxes have won approval in seven Republican-run states since President Donald Trump took office, an unusual step for a party adamantly opposed to more taxes and a sign that raising the federal gasoline tax may no longer be politically damaging. The... Read More

Home Construction Slips Again in March, Putting Pinch on Sales Inventory Economy
Home Construction Slips Again in March, Putting Pinch on Sales Inventory
April 19, 2019
by Dan McCue

Home construction declined 0.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million units, the Commerce Department said Friday. Within this overall number, single-family starts fell 0.4 percent to 785,000 units. The multifamily sector, which includes apartment buildings and condos, remained flat at... Read More

Study Says Corporations Should Engage In Issues, But Must Explain Positions Media
Study Says Corporations Should Engage In Issues, But Must Explain Positions
April 19, 2019
by Dan McCue

A study from Global Strategy Group finds most Americans, regardless of their political leaning, believe corporations should weigh in on political and social issues, despite the fact some of their actions might inspire a temporary backlash. The key, explained Julie Hootkin, a partner at the public... Read More

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