Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
“…when we work together we can accomplish things that don’t always seem possible. It’s been a really big win…” Amazon warehouse workers just stood together to make sure one woman got rehired after an unfair dismissal. She was fired for exceeding her paid time off by one hour, while a family member was dying. Similarly, Amazon warehouse workers in Eagan, MN walked out last week to protest the company’s insistence on part-time scheduling.
“The more corporations shovel into executives’ pockets, the less they have for workers’ wages and other investments.” Yup, seems right.
Sure, you’ve probably heard about the fact that tech companies Palantir and Amazon provide services to ICE. But here, Fast Company profiles a bunch of smaller tech firms that are also collaborators.
An interesting piece about how the things you measure become the things your organization prioritizes, as seen through the lens of Wells Fargo’s many, many problems.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
If we can’t figure out how to regulate facial recognition technology, Amazon has some ideas for us. Fox, meet henhouse.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
No matter where you are, there’s probably an Amazon fulfillment center coming to your region in the near future. They prize efficiency over all else, including government subsidies (despite what their local lobbyists say).
The Fight for 15 suffered a loss last week, when the Ninth Circuit upheld a federal judge’s decision that McDonald’s is not an employer of franchised fast food workers, and the joint-employer standard doesn’t apply.
Congrats to my friends at UFCW 1776, who just signed their first contract to represent medical marijuana workers in PA.
The Freelancers’ Union is on the hunt for a new Executive Director.