Biden administration stimulus money pledged billions in funding for public works projects across the U.S. But contractors say they can't find enough workers to fix all the roads and bridges.
California lawmakers are expected to approve a proposal to reclassify Uber drivers and other contract workers in the state as employees, giving them more rights and benefits at employers' expense.
Thousands of military families are suffering from shoddy work or ignored calls for repairs from the private companies that maintain military housing. One senator called the negligence "criminal."
An NPR/Marist survey found that 1 in 5 workers is a contractor, not a steady payroll employee. For about half of these workers, income can vary greatly from month to month, making budgeting difficult.