The Federal Trade Commission is taking the offensive against companies that take advantage of gig workers. The FTC has announced a new policy statement that “outline[s] a number of issues facing gig workers, including deception about pay and hours, unfair contract terms, and anticompetitive wage fixing and coordination between gig economy companies.” The FTC gave…

A major labor dispute is beginning to affect rail passengers. The New York Times reports: “Amtrak said Wednesday that it was canceling all long-distance passenger trains, effective Thursday, because of a possible work stoppage on freight railroads whose tracks Amtrak uses. The announcement was made as the rail freight industry and two key unions remained…