Reputation, reputation, reputation
“Workers should know who their customers are and the purpose of their work.” Fascinating new ILO study of how (among other things) reputation functions for crowdworkers. Check out their recommendations for how to improve platforms like Crowdflower or Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
With millions of Americans owing on student loans, we could build a powerful movement—but only if people can get over the shame associated with being a debtor.
The UK’s Labour Party wants to give workers (in firms larger than 250 employees) shares in and voting rights over what their companies do.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Watch out, Wawa! Jeff Bezos is coming for you, with a plan to open as many as 3,000 cashier less stores over the next 3 years.
I’m fairly certain that this is the first time in 5+ years that we’ve had an article from the Sun. But hey, if they’re the only game in town covering an Uber Eats strike, here we are…
JP Morgan Chase re-upped their 2012 study of the gig economy’s impact on individual bank accounts—turns out that earnings on labor platforms (Uber, Lyft) are going down, but earnings on capital platforms (Airbnb, Homestay) are up.
Amazon may have backed off their use of temp agencies in the US somewhat, but they’re moving full steam ahead with that labor strategy in Australia.
MobLab profiles the work that abortion rights campaigners did in helping people have the difficult conversations that led to Ireland’s repeal of its abortion ban.
Speaking of MobLab, check out their next webinar on distributed organizing, Wed. 10/3.
The Participatory Budgeting Project is looking to hire a project coordinator in Oakland or Brooklyn.