“…no one chooses to be sick, but Starbucks seems to punish partners for calling out.”

I really enjoyed meeting so many of you at last weekend’s Platform Coop conference–congrats to Trebor Scholz & Nathan Schneider, in particular, for pulling such a great group together. Look for a post with a content of my talk in the next week or two.

What’s Going on in the Workforce

“…no one chooses to be sick, but Starbucks seems to punish partners for calling out.” A second-generation Starbucks barista, on why he joined the Fight for 15.

A Swiss town is experimenting with self-driving public buses.

Are Mutual Aid Societies the answer to the problems of on-demand economy workers?

Last spring, Seattle businessman Dan Price announced he was cutting his own wages in order to raise his company’s base pay to $70k per year. Here’s what the reaction has been like, since then.

From Partners

A new coalition (including many fine readers of this blog) have formed, to press for changes in worker policies. And the Economic Policy Institute responds, saying gig work isn’t that big a deal.

Geeking Out

Here’s a pretty interesting post from the Math Babe about how scientists can remove bias from their data in experiments.

Organizing Theory

Do we need a new trust-busting movement, in the United States?

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Residents in this North Carolina neighborhood were tired of living in a food desert—so they’re starting a worker-owned grocery store.

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