There is no US labor shortage. That’s a myth | Robert Reich

Last week, under its Biden-appointed chair, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule banning non-compete agreements – and it’s a big dealHave you ever been forced to sign a non-compete agreement when you started a job?About 30 million Americans are trapped by contracts that say if they leave their current job, they can’t take a job with a rival company or start a new business of their own.Robert Reich, a former US secretary of labor, is professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few and The Common Good.

There is, however, a shortage of jobs paying sufficient wages to attract workers to fill job openingsWhen a public problem is wrongly described, the solutions posed often turn out to be irrelevant or inhumane.A His new book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, is out now. current example: America’s so-called “labor shortage”.Robert He is a Guardian US columnist.

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