Labor strikes

Study finds Uber drivers could earn as little as $5 an hour

An Uber strike in new york. Sign that says shame on uber.
Uber strike in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A two-year study of Uber drivers in Washington, D.C. found that Uber's payment system is so difficult to understand that 100% of participants had trouble figuring out how much they were actually earning.

Details: One female driver even calculated that she was making less than $5 an hour after expenses.

World-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra strikes for 7th straight week

Chicago symphony musicians strike
Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians play on the picket lines on Michigan Avenue. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images

The longest strike in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 128-year history is barreling on with no end in sight, as stalled negotiations with the orchestra's controlling board have extended the impasse into its 7th straight week.

The backdrop: The CSO's world-renowned musicians began striking on March 10 after management proposed changing the orchestra's pension structure, citing higher interest rates and updated mortality tables. Wages have also introduced a major sticking pointing in negotiations, with musicians arguing that their annual base pay — while higher than most other orchestras' — has not kept up with inflation.