Don’t forget–this week we’ll be featuring a special May Day chat on Universal Basic Income (2 pm Eastern on Friday, May 1–ping me if you want to be involved).
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You didn’t know you needed it, but you were desperate for it. Music for the Robot Apocalypse, by NPR’s alt.latino radio. h/t to Nadia Hewka for sending this my way…
What’s Going on in the Workforce?
Julia Carrie Wong takes a ridealong with a Postmates courier.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
What happens when a sharing economy company decides to pay its employees as, well, employees and not contractors?
Are cab drivers turning to worker-owned coops, instead of Uber?
Reputation, reputation, reputation
“The only thing you need to do is take your phone to places, and we can learn that the phone stopped at this place and then it moved and then it stopped at this place and then it moved and then it stopped at this place.” Are you creeped out by this statement from Foursquare’s founder? What if you knew they were going to use that info for better ads?
Is it difficult to find good digital organizing talent? Perhaps you’re not looking in the right places.
Advocating for domestic workers to get required time off is important, but shaming working moms for not knowing their children well might not be the best way to get there.
The EARN network took a look at the Future of Work. Here are some of their findings. h/t to Steve Hertzenberg for sharing that with me…