Is it time for a Universal Basic Income? Some folks in the tech world are increasingly answering this question “yes!”
As ever, if you like the original content on this site, please kick in a small contribution ($1/mo?) to help us keep it up and running.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
“Humans possess the flexibility and initiative to make magic happen, even in the smallest of ways, given autonomy and freedom.” What would happen if on-demand companies decided to compete on customer service, instead of price?
The Writers’ Guild just negotiated a contract with Gawker that didn’t just protect their newly-organized members—it protects freelancers, too.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
If even tech workers are looking to move out of expensive Silicon Valley, is there any hope for the rest of us?
Shout out to Daniel Gross from Brandworkers for designing the Worker Association Canvas, an adaptation of the Lean Canvas specifically set up for worker organizers.
Uber uses its access to drivers to tell them a union might not be right for Seattle drivers. Or at least, for Seattle Uber managers.
Looks like an interesting line-up for this one-day conference on the On-Demand Economy at MIT next week.
New report from CEPR: could reducing work hours help slow climate change? After this winter, we should probably all be alarmed at how quickly the globe is changing.
Looking for zip-code-level data on economically distressed communities? We’ve got you covered.