Check out this technically complicated but amazing Medium post about how some Penn students partnered with a legal services agency and built an app that uses location history on a worker’s phone to provide evidence in a wage theft case.
MIT has supported lots of “disruption.” But now they’re set to award someone $250K for disobedience.
If you’ve ever incorporated a 501c3 from scratch, you’ll know it’s a PITA. This new startup (founded by an African American woman) is aiming to reduce those pain points.
Our States has launched a new website tracking both state-level progressive and conservative legislation around immigration, voting rights, reproductive justice, policing & protest and more.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Here’s a a super-interesting way that music-lovers are supporting musicians in Austin.
I’m not gonna lie—reading about the blockchain makes my head hurt. But if people are going to start using it to verify global supply chains, smart people on our side better start understanding it.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Uber is hit with complaints about not providing adequate service to the disabled again, this time in El Paso. And while we’re on Uber’s bad news of the week, they’ve suspended all self-driving car tests, after an accident in Arizona.
Instacart just settled a class-action lawsuit, brought by workers, for $4.6M. The suit was triggered after an in-app change made it unclear that a newly-instituted service fee was not a tip that would be passed on to the delivery person. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/03/24/instacart-pays-4-6-million-to-settle-workers.html
The Perils of Trumpism
Well, apparently the Treasury Secretary doesn’t think losing jobs to automation is something we need to worry about. I guess he hasn’t been reading this blog. Or this new survey from Price Waterhouse Cooper.