Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
It’s Election Day, so to get your attention away from those polls, have some Baywatch clickbait. Here’s Pamela Anderson starring in an anti-ride-sharing PSA.
Instacart’s changes in the tipping policy continue to confuse customers.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Um. Yeah, sure, I want to give Uber access to my calendar. What could possibly go wrong there?
The US Department of Labor is beta-testing a new website to deliver occupation-specific labor advice to workers.
Aspen Institute’s Maureen Conway has written a new paper about the Future of Work and what philanthropy can do about it.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
“Last year, the company (Amazon) spent $11.5 billion on shipping while only generating $6.5 billion, according to its annual report…” Interesting look at the pressure that free shipping is placing on supply chain retailers.
It’s not every day that you get to read a comparison between marijuana farming and salmon farming, but here you go—will Humboldt County end up like an Alaskan fishing village? (Maybe in Civ 7, I haven’t seen it crop up in Civ 6 yet).
Looks like Al Franken has joined the list of US Senators worried about discrimination in the gig economy—check out his letter to Uber and Lyft. Uber is also getting sued for employment misclassification—but not by a driver, this time—by a bike courier.
Couple is a new on-demand service in the UK, where similar service sector businesses can pool employees (think hotel catering staff).
Gigster is figuring out how to give equity to their freelancers—in the companies they’re setting up gigs with.