“…you are only as good as your last recorded input…”

What’s Going on in the Workforce

“You are at least one entity removed from the company where you work, and you are only as good as your last recorded input in a computerized performance monitoring system.” It’s not just Amazon’s temps who have this experience…

Nick Grossman & Elizabeth Woyke have collaborated on a new e-book about resources for workers in the on-demand economy. Get a free download here.

The real cause of Homejoy’s failure wasn’t the fear of employment classification lawsuits—it was more like garden-variety incompetence.

The Brookings Institution released a new paper this week on the potential impact of technology on employment.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

You know you’re having fun when you’re reading articles that contain the phrase “mediated micro-entrepreneurship” as a hobby. Here’s Maurie Cohen on the benefits of platform cooperativism.

Organizing Theory

The Harry Potter Alliance is asking for first-person stories about your own struggles with income inequality, excessive criminal justice or mental health issues. For more info, see their Tumblr.

The Center for Popular Democracy just released a report revealing their best practices for grassroots fundraising—particularly at the door.

Geeking Out

Why not spend a weekend in April at the University of Miami talking about robot ethics?

Robots with hormones make humans feel better. Yes, I just typed that.

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