Universities act against unpaid internships

A good, short editorial in yesterday’s New York Times outlining what two New York universities have done to protect their students in the wake of employment lawsuits, anger and protests over this recent pattern of exploitative unpaid internships— “recent,” because of the economic collapse of 2008 and subsequent high unemployment rate: Good Steps Against Unpaid Internships – NYTimes.com.

The editorial reminded me that

In the past few years, exploited interns have started suing their employers, and a high-profile case against Fox Searchlight Pictures was decided last year in the plaintiffs’ favor.

Fox. That is, one of Rupert Murdoch’s companies.

Here’s a catch-up of previous posts on this subject: sexual harassment; unpaid interns and underpaid employees; college grads flock to unpaid internships; who sues?

and value of interns; is unpaid intern thing over?; another unpaid intern lawsuit; the pay is too damn low; Diddly squat; class action lawsuit versus Charlie Rose.


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