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Open Society Voices

Uber and Workers’ Rights in the New Economy

July 2, 2015 by Jon Liss

A recent ruling that declared an Uber driver an employee of the ride-share company highlights how new economy workers are being regulated by old economy laws.

Two Years After the Voting Rights Act Was Gutted, We Need It More Than Ever

July 1, 2015 by Julie Fernandes, Dana Paikowsky

Restoring this crucial piece of legislation is at least as important as taking down the Confederate flag.

After U.S. Equal Marriage Win, the Global Struggle Continues

June 30, 2015 by Michael Heflin

The achievement of marriage equality in America shouldn't obscure the fact that LGBTI people everywhere still face discrimination and violence.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York