“Hell no, we won’t pole!”

What’s Going on in the Workforce

“Hell no, we won’t pole!” Sex work is work. Strippers are workers. And thanks to the Dynamax ruling in CA, they’re actually able to organize a union now. 

Automation is coming to the bond trading desk

“Since you’re always getting paid for only half the journey, it doesn’t take you very long to realize that a majority of your deliveries are to customers that reside far outside the cluster of restaurants and eateries.” One courier describes how Postmates kept him logging in to the app—despite the obvious problems in delivery pay. 

“The haves and the have-nots might be given new names: the demanding and the on-demand.” 10 years in to the new gig economy, Alexis Madrigal has a run down on the fate of 105 companies that sucked up venture capital to offer us all a tiny bit more convenience. 

Reputation, reputation, reputation

What’s Lyft worried about, as it approaches its IPO? Amazon Web Services, self-driving cars & HIPAA. 

Organizing Theory

Here’s a bot that will help your Slack channels be less biased, when it comes to describing women & their work. 

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

“…working less may actually be the key to better distributed, sustainable economic prosperity.” This new report looks at the case to be made for a shorter workweek in the UK, & outlines the steps to get there. 

Connecticut unions are backing state legislation to raise the pay for ride-sharing drivers. 

Amazon has lobbied to exempt its employees in Washington state from a new law regulating the use of non-compete clauses. 

Geeking Out

“No one ever went to journalism school to write a weather forecast.” How Patch is using AI to free up reporters to cover more interesting news. 

Events

The United Association for Labor Educators has its annual conference in Philly next month. 

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