Using “customer demand” as the evidence that a program your company created auto-defaults to is an interesting choice. Amazon is losing money, big-time, on one-day delivery. The company is having significant difficulty hiring and retaining drivers in Germany.
“…workplace surveillance is becoming increasingly pervasive and worryingly sophisticated.” Who doesn’t want their pizza created under the eye of a pizza-botic supervisor?
“Target worked me hard from mid-July of 2018 to February 2019, right before my medical coverage was about to kick in,” Workers say Target cut their hours, after receiving kudos for raising their starting wage to $15/hour. Fair workweek for everyone!
Unionbase has launched a new publication, designed to educate stewards and other workplace leaders.
Mayor Lightfoot is proposing a new tax on rideshare vehicles that operate in downtown Chicago, in part to fund an expansion of bus routes in the city’s neighborhoods.
In the fight to get more people out of their cars (or other peoples’ cars) and onto buses, one Swedish city is now underwriting 2 week free passes for people who move there, to encourage public transit use.
“Attitudes around pay transparency are a sign of a seriously broken culture. How we’re compensated shapes everything about our day-to-day lives: where we can live, what we can do, how much freedom we have. It’s entirely in our interest to be more informed about where we stand when it comes to our pay, and yet we keep that information secret because we’re afraid we’ll be penalized for sharing it. In an industry that’s supposed to value transparency so deeply, we’re falling short where it matters most.” On searching for salary transparency in Silicon Valley (and tech, generally).
“…when we work together we can accomplish things that don’t always seem possible. It’s been a really big win…” Amazon warehouse workers just stood together to make sure one woman got rehired after an unfair dismissal. She was fired for exceeding her paid time off by one hour, while a family member was dying. Similarly, Amazon warehouse workers in Eagan, MN walked out last week to protest the company’s insistence on part-time scheduling.
“The more corporations shovel into executives’ pockets, the less they have for workers’ wages and other investments.” Yup, seems right.
Sure, you’ve probably heard about the fact that tech companies Palantir and Amazon provide services to ICE. But here, Fast Company profiles a bunch of smaller tech firms that are also collaborators.
An interesting piece about how the things you measure become the things your organization prioritizes, as seen through the lens of Wells Fargo’s many, many problems.
No matter where you are, there’s probably an Amazon fulfillment center coming to your region in the near future. They prize efficiency over all else, including government subsidies (despite what their local lobbyists say).
The Fight for 15 suffered a loss last week, when the Ninth Circuit upheld a federal judge’s decision that McDonald’s is not an employer of franchised fast food workers, and the joint-employer standard doesn’t apply.