Finding a bright spot in the darkness…the Freelancers’ Union recently won an historic victory in NYC, where they passed the first-ever bill to prevent wage theft for 1099ers. Watch my interview with Caitlin Pearce & see how you can bring that effort to your own city.
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Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Let’s insist on participatory budgeting from our new national government…it’s gonna work for Portugal!
While we’re on the subject of doing things for ourselves, check out these Mexican groups who started their own cooperatively-owned telecom service.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
I might have to turn this blog into an all-security all-the time endeavor. Until that happens, read this Guardian piece on making your communications more secure from the threats of a Trump NSA, and this Digg explainer on how to browse the web anonymously.
ProPublica has pressured Facebook to stop selling ads for housing and jobs that target (or prohibit) users by race. Now if they could only figure out a way to stop allowing people to post coded racism in the form of memes…
Not a piece I wrote for HtU, but I do have thoughts about the recent election, 1994—and what it should mean for progressive organizers.
Friend-o-the-blog Moshe Marvit on how a little-noticed judicial rule change is making it harder to hold corporations accountable.
What if Twitter was owned by its users? Thanks to Nathan Schneider for this innovative campaign.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Harvard B-school professor “stop looking for jobs.”
Great piece by MIT Technology Review about what it’s like in a factory town when robots get involved in American manufacturing.