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What’s Going on in the Workforce

The Independent Drivers Guild just launched an accident insurance program for their members, who drive for UberMore robots = less social mobility, according to this new study.

The Transport Workers Union wants to create a worker-owned school bus cooperative, in New York City.


Reputation, reputation, reputation

Cathy O’Neil has some interesting thoughts about how to regulate algorithms, which affect us more and more at-and away from-work.

Organizing Theory

Good interview of three Southern labor organizers, on organizing around race, class & gender in the South.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Yet another venture capitalist calls for us to start figuring out basic income, in the face of increased automation. Guess he’s worried about our lack of social mobility?

Is worker-ownership the solution to the economy’s problems?

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Senator Warner penned an op ed for Fast Company on why the US needs portable benefits.

New York City is poised to have a discussion about whether the city should help retiring business owners sell to their employees, as Forbes wonders if impact investors will embrace ESOPs.

Organizing Theory

Elana Lavin from (among other places) Organizing 2.0 led a Twitter chat recently about the Wonder Woman movie, and how activists are incorporating it into their work and campaigns. Check out some of the discussion here, and read Elana’s blog post on why she thought it was important to focus on this cultural touchstone here.

Great post from the Mobilisation Lab on what they’re learning about building apps for NGOs.

What’s Going on in the Workforce

Add Florida to the list of states where it is now legal for delivery robots to use public sidewalks and crosswalks.

Whole Foods workers express fears about Amazon acquisition, according to story that doesn’t quote a single worker. And while we’re on the topic of grocery delivery—London is testing grocery delivery by autonomous vehicle.

An interesting piece, by Vox, on how to think about the unemployed in some specific categories, for policy making.

Can auto-enrollment fix the problem of inadequate retirement savings?

A company that is working on self-driving trucks hires truck drivers…and has to give them and the coders they work with “the talk.”