By Leigh Buchanan Inc. magazine "A congressional hearing Wednesday explored how the sharing economy must evolve to ensure fair wages and stability for workers....Yes, flexibility is desirable. But it is no substitute for security, said Sharon Block, executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School."
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LWP Executive Director, Sharon Block testifies in the House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce hearings on "The Sharing Economy: Creating Opportunities for Innovation and Flexibility"
"Outside of targeting unions, Trump’s Labor Department is mostly focused on getting out of the way of employers. 'Overwhelmingly, I would define their mission as a negative one,' says Block, who is now director of Harvard’s Labor and Worklife program. “It’s to roll back protections for workers. It’s to slash support for worker training."
Richard Freeman, co-director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, points out, "In 2002 the proportion of workers who said they would vote for a union rose above the proportion that said they would vote against a union for the first time in any national survey: a majority of nonunion workers now desire union representation in their workplace."