“They all packed up and dipped.” If you haven’t seen the video of a wildcat construction strike in Indianapolis, check it out. #nsfw on language, so put your headphones on first.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
A week in the life of a smoothie maker in NYC.
If you’ve been to a Dodgers game this summer, have you eaten food cooked by a robot?
Uber ended their self-driving truck development program last week, to focus on cars.
Increased automation in factories will likely lead to a rise in human trafficking.
SumofUs is working to get out the news about Amazon delivery drivers, who are fighting to get the company to pay workers’ comp when they are injured.
The ACLU is using some of the money they’ve raised since the 2016 election to build a suite of privacy-first activist digital tools.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Friend o’ the blog Ben Werdmüller points out that our tendency to embrace monopolistic spaces on the internet makes surveillance easier.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
The UK’s Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce looks at how it might be possible for automation to increase jobs.
The Poor People’s Campaign in Kentucky has faced incredible challenges from their governor.
Check out this interview with one of the founders of Molenbike, a worker-owned bike delivery system.
Rob Ford just cancelled Ontario’s basic income program, only part of the way through, leaving low-income people who were counting on it scrambling to achieve their goals.