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Jan 7, 2021

“The deeper structural ills of the American political system”

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Plus, big business groups and corporations are condemning President Donald Trump after the violence at the Capitol yesterday. And, the Department of Labor just finalized a rule to makes it easier for companies to treat workers as independent contractors.

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Business leaders, groups denounce Trump after Capitol insurrection

The National Association of Manufacturers is among them, going so far as to call for President Trump's early removal from office.
Some of them were among Trump’s biggest supporters, and one influential business group is calling for Trump's early removal.
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New rule lets companies treat some employees as gig workers

Jan 7, 2021
Usually there are lots of benefits and protections that come with being an employee instead of a gig worker, like being paid the minimum wage.
An Uber Eats delivery worker rides an electric scooter in Manhattan in 2020.
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Music from the episode

Calcium Bertholet, Elior

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director