What’s Going on in the Workforce
“I still make ‘too much’ to receive anything, but it’s not enough.” Why just raising the minimum wage isn’t enough to lift workers out of poverty.
“I use my phone so much it dies at least once a day!” Interesting look, by PS Mag, on how low-paid workers use smartphones to manage the increasingly precarious lives that technology & CEOs are dealing to them.
Dissent within the community of Uber drivers. Good insight into how Uber drivers are starting to fight back against their “employer.”
“For so long, labor was represented by the cost line.” The executive of a scheduling software company talks about why they’re transitioning to an algorithm that prioritizes employee satisfaction over labor cost savings.
Good Jobs First has released a new Violation Tracker website, where you can search out the bad behavior of your favorite (?) corporations.
This might be the geekiest data thing ever. All the taxi trips & Uber rides in NYC from 2009-2015, visualized and analyzed. Thank me later.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
People who sell digital ads are worried that ad-blockers may destroy democracy. No, seriously.
Mobilization Lab on 10 ways people power can change the world.
You know what they say: it’s only paranoia if they’re not out to get you.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Here’s a good write-up of last week’s Platform Coop conference. http://www.shareable.net/blog/platform-cooperativism-conference-disrupts-silicon-valleys-disruptions
How local is your bank? This new tool lets you see if your bank is investing in your community. http://banklocal.info