What’s Going on in the Workforce
“You are at least one entity removed from the company where you work, and you are only as good as your last recorded input in a computerized performance monitoring system.” It’s not just Amazon’s temps who have this experience…
Nick Grossman & Elizabeth Woyke have collaborated on a new e-book about resources for workers in the on-demand economy. Get a free download here.
The real cause of Homejoy’s failure wasn’t the fear of employment classification lawsuits—it was more like garden-variety incompetence.
The Brookings Institution released a new paper this week on the potential impact of technology on employment.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
You know you’re having fun when you’re reading articles that contain the phrase “mediated micro-entrepreneurship” as a hobby. Here’s Maurie Cohen on the benefits of platform cooperativism.
The Harry Potter Alliance is asking for first-person stories about your own struggles with income inequality, excessive criminal justice or mental health issues. For more info, see their Tumblr.
The Center for Popular Democracy just released a report revealing their best practices for grassroots fundraising—particularly at the door.
Why not spend a weekend in April at the University of Miami talking about robot ethics?
Robots with hormones make humans feel better. Yes, I just typed that.