Last week, I talked to Organization United for Respect co-director Andrea Dehlendorf, about their recently launched app, and excellent work that threads together online & offline organizing. Check it out here.
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Georgetown Law School’s Poverty Center just issued this new report, calling for workforce investment to improve the caregiving sector of the economy, which disproportionately employs women of color.
We haven’t yet seen a lawsuit brought under the Freelance Isn’t Free Act play out in court—here’s how one lawyer imagines it might go.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Ethiopia has been using private Facebook message histories in the trials of activists.
Interesting walk-through of the tactics that Trump’s team used on Facebook to suppress the Democratic vote in 2016.
Quartz has launched a new section on the Future of Work.
Here’s an interesting use for telepresence bots—allowing sick kids to still participate in school.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
The Independent Drivers’ Guild is going after Lyft for apparent wage theft in New York.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
So much for local control…the ridesharing companies have convinced the Texas legislature to overturn Austin’s ban on companies that don’t use rigorous fingerprint checks.
Using mobile phone credits to pay for health insurance may solve some access issues in developing countries.