“If you’d like the priorities of movement organizations not to be dictated by the mega-rich, then lead generation is an important function (for the movement).” Dave Karpf, on what Change.org’s switch to crowdfunding might mean for social justice groups.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Maybe regulating ride-sharing in your city will create opportunities for new kinds of ride-sharing companies to prosper, as it did in Austin.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
OSHA has finalized new rules that require employers to file workplace safety reports online, in order to make incident rates more transparent. Industry, shockingly, opposes this idea.
We need to work harder to convince the Clinton campaign to adopt policies around digital work…
Last week, the Aspen Institute released a resource guide for those who are promoting portable benefits for the fissured workforce.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Pokemon Go, and the good news that it seems to have gotten America’s kids off the couch during summer vacation. Here’s an interesting look at some of the challenges the apps present for non-urban or disabled people (and some thoughts about what that might mean for augmented reality apps in general).
What’s Going on in the Workforce
“My body is not public property, and it’s not someone else’s right to tell me how to live…” Meet the movement for fat acceptance in the workplace (and everywhere).
New research from Pew shows that most Mechanical Turkers are earning less than the minimum wage.
Adidas is building an automated factory to make shoes. What does the threat of robotic factories mean for workers in Asia and the global South?
Alex Rosenblat has been doing academic research on Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers. Here, she shares some of her anecdotal findings.
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Most Amazon “Mechanical Turkers” Worker Are Young, College-Educated and Making Less Than $5 an Hour