At the heart of the new “ridesharing” economy are what business leaders call Transportation Network Companies or TNCs, better known by most of us as Uber or Lyft. The speed and convenience of these new tech companies has swept the nation. Riders, in turn, have become repeat customers noticing that these new platforms are also saving them a few dollars per ride compared to other transportation services. The cost cutting has even prompted some cities to look at subsidizing TNCs with tax payer dollars as a cheaper alternative to public transit. What’s concerning is that corporate app backers neglect to highlight an important fact to riders. The reason they can offer such competitive rates is because they are actively exploiting loopholes that allow them to evade traditional driver training and screening requirements that ensure a rider’s safety.
Florida’s decades-long water crisis is well documented and getting worse.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing, Amendment 1 is a slick, misleading, multi-million-dollar advertising campaign designed to unfairly limit solar energy production and maintain the existing monopoly on electricity controlled by only a few large corporations.
This behavior follows the larger trend where special interests pollute at will while everyday Floridians pay the price. Why? Because big polluters don’t have to worry about state lawmakers holding them accountable. In this case, it’s Rep. Dana Young (R-Tampa)
Small businesses have already begun to feel the impact on their bottom line as incomes surged to near pre-recession levels. The boost in household income is one factor in recently reported increases in consumer spending, particularly in the retail and food service sectors.
Verizon is trying to change workers schedules and cut their pay not out of financial hardship, but blatant corporate greed.
I went on a trip with a local faith based advocacy group to visit immigrants being held at Corrections Corporation of America’s (CCA) Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA. What I witnessed was truly inhumane.
Stealing from employees is just wrong but that doesn’t stop a boss who’s a Grinch. Not only do they make off with your hard-earned cash but they steal your hope of ever recovering it too.
In fact, new research finds that the benefits most sought by workers actually profit businesses, leading many small businesses to embrace the very policies that big businesses, and their cache of lobbyists, disparage.