“…this was a racist law and violation of workers’ rights and constitutional rights.” A great interview with a vice-president of FLOC, on how farmworkers in North Carolina keep organizing despite multiple challenges in an anti-union state.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Puerto Rico just made it easier for people to start energy coops.
Coworker is tracking which US companies are giving employees time off to vote, in the run-up to this year’s midterm elections.
Chelsea Rustrum explains how Airbnb’s desire to share equity with super hosts could show us the way to more platforms recognizing that they need to reward users in ways that traditional brick and mortar companies don’t.
Ford, Uber & Lyft announce a universal data standard for reporting the use of shared ride services, so they can share this data with public transit systems & city planners.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Facebook constantly harangues you to set up two-factor authentication. Then they use your phone number to target more ads, even if you don’t have it listed on your FB profile. Sigh…
The Tech Workers Coalition is expanding, announcing new meet ups in Philly & Boston. Join their listserv to find out when they’re coming to your city (or to be the person who starts it there).
The Trump DOL just revised the joint-employer standard, and it is…not good. Read more about it from NELP, and submit a comment from your organization.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Is Uber setting itself up for the death by a thousand cuts? With a new ruling that drivers can’t join class actions but must pursue individual arbitrations, it’s possible.
“Until the barriers that stop women from having an equal stab at reaching the top are cleared away, #MeToo will struggle to succeed.” The Economist takes a look at what changes the #metoo movement has wrought in workplaces.
While traditional taxi drivers embrace new regulations in Madrid, Uber drivers strike to protest them.
Tim Berners-Lee, on his plans to disrupt his own invention, the World Wide Web.
“More is not necessarily better.” An exceptionally excellent look at the lessons that can be learned from the civic tech graveyard, by Micah Sifry.