Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
“Local grocers that survived Walmart are now falling to Dollar General.” Great new report by ILSR on how dollar stores are targeting low-income communities as America’s permanent underclass—and how Tulsa, OK is fighting back.
GrubHub is being sued by a Philly restaurant chain, who is alleging that the company is charging restaurants for phone calls that don’t actually result in food orders.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Uber is facing questions, after they “clarified” their policy on whether drivers can pick up unaccompanied minors (you can’t ride alone if you’re under 18, officially), by mentioning how it’s great that drivers can be there when parents can’t….
I have complicated feelings about a robot cafe, where the robots are controlled by people who are home-bound or physically disabled.
“It might stay for a long time because it’s a matter of ego,” he says. “The shutdown is biting.” How the federal government shutdown is affecting taxi, Uber & Lyft drivers in DC. (And of course, that isn’t even mentioning the increased competition as some government workers turn to driving as a side hustle to pay their own rent.)
At the end of last year, Uber drivers in London won a ruling against the company that will force them to treat drivers as workers, not contractors. And a French court just granted an Uber driver employment rights.
Kiss your carb-free New Year’s resolution goodbye, with this bread-bot.