The Superb Owl and the Modern Worker

Those of us who live in the Philly area experienced an historic victory this week. This seems to have required a new holiday, which will be celebrated on Thursday. Also, it made Hack the Union a little light this week. We’ll be back to our regular snark after another round of “Fly, Eagles, Fly.”

What’s Going on in the Workforce

Amazon wants to patent a wristband for warehouse employees, reminding me of one of the very first pictures ever in this newsletter (above)…

Whoo boy. Ford has applied for a patent for a self-driving police car, that can chase you down and give you a ticket. That’s some Robocop-level crazy, right there.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

The Tech Workers Coalition is standing up for software engineers, fired when they tried to organize a union.

NY Mag, on a new study showing that AirBnb adds an average $380 in rent for New Yorkers.

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