“He fights to be seen as a human being, because maybe then he will be paid like one and treated like one.”

What’s Going on in the Workforce?

“He fights to be seen as a human being, because maybe then he will be paid like one and treated like one.” An incredible look at St. Louis fast food workers’ organizing by Sarah Kenzidor.

Would a basic income plus technological unemployment force a restructuring of production?

“What can we do to bring home jobs using robotics technology?” Seems counter-intuitive, no? Georgia Institute of Technology thinks robots will deliver more jobs than they kill. PS—the self-driving car? It’s closer than you think.

One town in Sweden is experimenting with a new schedule for their employees—setting up a six-hour workday, but maintaining full-time pay—to see if it will improve productivity & reduce employee stress.

Sometimes, it’s hard to put your finger on what it is that can be so upsetting about the profit-based parts of the  sharing economy. And then there’s this.

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation

The next time you’re at a mass demonstration, you might want to bring your tinfoil hat.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

If you’ve wondered how trade unions and worker-owned coops are collaborating around the world, wonder no more. This excellent paper will give you new insight.

“…the rational reaction to living with social stratification is to compete for all you can get, as you’re not guaranteed a fair share.” Why inequality is bad, from an evolutionary point of view.

What would make the owners of a clothing retail website take out an ad in the Wall Street Journal decrying fast fashion? It’s bad for workers, bad for the environment, and overall, just bad.

When self-driving cars mean we don’t need big parking structures in center cities, maybe we’ll all live in apartments the size of parking spaces.

Organizing Theory

From an organizational perspective, a daily email seems like it will run the risk of alienating supporters. Greenpeace’s mobilization team took a risk, when they wanted to update their list about the Arctic 30.

Are you building a team to do online engagement? Here are some of online organizing firm Echo Ditto’s best practices.

The major social network driving voter contact in India’s election? What’s App.

Geeking Out

You’ve kinda gotta admire a guy who took out €.5M in bank loans and used it to fund anti-capitalist organizing. I bet his FICO score is ruined, though.

Drones that recharge themselves by landing on power lines? I think I saw that in a Transformers movie…

 

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