Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Lots of last week’s news was, of course, about the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey (and, to some degree, flawed human planning for such a disaster). Here’s a good piece about how civic tech folks in Houston worked with all kinds of volunteers to create technology to inform rescue efforts. Text-messaging app Hustle also announced that it would be giving 30 days of free access to groups involved in fundraising or organizing around Harvey rescue & cleanup.
Shareable reports on a new nurses’ coop, launched by members of United Health Workers West (SEIU).
Million Hoodies just launched a “We Keep Us Safe” network, to enable everyday people to stand up for their neighbors.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Interesting piece about an employment classification lawsuit against Grubhub, which unfortunately contains an unrelated auto-play video about Uber. You’ve been warned.
Ford & Domino’s pair up to study self-driving pizza delivery.
Georgetown University has convinced Nike to make a major concession around workers’ rights monitoring in their factories.
The gig economy’s workforce could benefit from understanding the experience of independent workers in Hollywood.
The Perils of Trumpism
The Guardian reports on new efforts by right-wing forces to defund the labor movement.