“Long Lyft/Short Uber” In the run-up to both companies having their IPOs this year, one financial analyst says Uber’s a bad bet.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Data & Society looks at the labor involved in beginning to use new technologies in grocery stores and family farms in a new report.
“The employer power and suppressed worker voice that precipitated the tragic fire have reemerged in today’s labor market.” What does the workplace of today have in common with the workplace of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire era? Excessive employer surveillance, at the expense of workers.
Here’s a great piece of work (and petition) from my friends at Working Washington, about the way Instacart is using customers’ tips to pay employees’ wages.
The Opportunity Agenda takes a look at the best practices around engaging celebrities in political and social issues.
When was the last time you did any craftivism?
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Open Markets Institute takes a look at how grocery store consolidation is affecting family farms and workers’ wages.
Texas organizers are wondering who influenced a new rule in the state that classifies gig workers who get work through online platforms as “marketplace contractors” instead of workers, for the purposes of avoiding unemployment eligibility.