I can’t wait until the day I can install a Book Bot in my own house, to catalog my sizable library.
The robot video you didn’t know you needed: serving sushi.
The Perils of Trumpism
The NLRB just rescinded their opinion that graduate students are workers. Will this mean expansion of more state laws, giving student workers the right to organize?
What’s Going on in the Workforce
In a strike wave, it’s good to know your rights. Kudos to Vox for publishing this “five things you need to know about going on strike that you were afraid to ask.”
Reputation, reputation, reputation
“…at this point, one would have to be pretty desperate to give a company with Facebook’s history any insight into their romantic life.” Dating and desperation do sometimes go hand in hand, though…
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Southern low-wage workers convened in North Carolina for a summit to talk about how to lift wages in specific workplace fights as well as in political arenas.
Uber is suing NYC over the city’s cap on rideshare drivers’ ability to cruise without passengers. (The city created the cap both to improve the likelihood that drivers could earn a living wage, and to reduce pollution.) New York drivers organized a 1,000-car protest of Uber’s move, last week.
Seattle is gearing up to pass a new tax on ride-share companies, designed at supporting public transit development & funding a driver support center.
Fort Collins, CO is setting up its own broadband network, to compete with Comcast within the city limits. They’ll charge $60/month for comparable fiber internet connections.
Trans women of color are starting a worker-owned cooperative beauty salon in Queens.
Concerned about food deserts? This new study suggests that worker- or non-profit-ownership and community input are more likely predictors of success than the involvement of for-profit grocery chains.