Margaret Poydock

Margaret Poydock is the policy associate at the Economic Policy Institute. In her role, she assists the policy team in managing EPI’s legislative and policy initiatives to build a more just economy. Previously, Poydock was EPI’s communications assistant. In that position, she provided support for the media relations, publications, and web departments.

Articles by this author

App-based drivers from Uber and Lyft protest in a caravan in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on October 22, 2020 where elected leaders hold a conference urging voters to reject on the November 3 election, Proposition 22, that would classify app-based drivers as independent contractors and not employees or agents. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 23, 2020
The Passage of California’s Proposition 22 Would Give Digital Platform Companies a Free Pass to Misclassify Their Workers
On November 3, Californian voters will decide the fate of the Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act , more commonly known as Proposition 22. This ballot measure would exempt “gig” or “digital platform” workers from Assembly Bill (AB) 5, a recently enacted law aimed at combatting the...
Read more
US President Donald Trump speaks on infrastructure development at the Richfield Training Site, south of Cleveland, Ohio on March 29, 2018. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 17, 2020
President Trump Has Attacked Workers’ Safety, Wages, and Rights Since Day One
From President Trump’s first day on the job, his administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people. The current administration has rolled back worker protections, proposed budgets that slash funding for agencies that...
Read more
This most recent effort to limit corporate accountability must be examined in the larger political and legal context. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Republicans and Corporate Interests Exploit Coronavirus Crisis to Erase Companies' Liability
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced that they are working on legislation to give companies enhanced protections against lawsuits by employees and consumers who contract COVID-19 and claim that the business is responsible for their infection...
Read more
Unfortunately, Republicans have made clear that they plan to put corporations first, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s prioritizing liability waivers for employers that require non-essential workers to report to work.  (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
We Need an Essential Workers Bill of Rights—Now
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress has now passed four separate relief and recovery measures allocating trillions of dollars in aid, but none have provided meaningful protections to working people. Workers continue to be required to work without protective gear . Sick workers...
Read more