“…the real issue here is not what jobs people do, but how they can have the security they so desperately need.”

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Keeping it real about driving for Lyft.

“…the real issue here is not what jobs people do, but how they can have the security they so desperately need.” Frances Coppola, on why today’s jobs require us to invest in basic income.

Fascinating look at why your city (whatever city it is) doesn’t have the money to keep up with infrastructure needs.

Kate Aronoff, on how WeWork sorta resembles a company town of yore.

Organizing Theory

Black Lives Matter introduced an app last week that allows black Americans to mark themselves “unsafe” (a reverse of the FB “mark yourself safe” feature, during natural disasters or acts of terror).

Geeking Out
Can artificial intelligence help keep fishing sustainable?

What’s Going on in the Workforce

StorePower is a new online platform designed to let grocery stores compete with services like Instacart and DoorDash without ceding control of their ordering and inventory systems.

This robot lawyer might be able to get you out of a parking ticket.

The US Federation of Worker Coops is doing their first-ever census of worker coops in 2017.

McKinsey has a new report predicting that automation could raise global productivity by ~1%.

Events

The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy will be holding their biennial event in early June, in New York.

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