A robot tax for robot taxis?


Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

SF Supervisor Jane Kim wants the city to consider the country’s first robot tax.

A Seattle city councilwoman just asked Jeff Bezos to convene gig economy platform companies to talk about ethical employment for gig workers.

Reputation, reputation, reputation

“…if you don’t have the data to begin with, you can’t be compelled to supply it..” great piece by Ben Werdmuller on how developers need to re-think their data collection, in the wake of authoritarian regimes like Trump’s.

Organizing Theory

Super-interesting presentation about using Facebook Live during actions to amplify your message.

From Partners

Check out this new website, that allows grantees to anonymously review foundations.

Geeking Out

This advice columnist was asked for advice by a woman who wants to unionize—though her boyfriend is her boss. Bonus points for an answer that includes the word “rentier.”

What’s Going on in the Workforce

Interesting piece from TechCrunch on what 1099-employing businesses can do to help independent contractors save for taxes—and understand that they need to do so in the first place.

“…a worker who has been ignored at his time of need in his old workplace is unlikely to sign up in his new one.” Ukrainian workers’ rights activists are struggling to define new ways of organizing workers.

Disgruntled MTurkers are working with Stanford academics to develop a worker-friendly competitor to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.

Jobs

The Freelancers Union is hiring a benefits & member services manager.

Know a smart digital organizer? Coworker is hiring.

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