What’s Going on in the Workforce
There’s been a lot of talk about the (positive) impact of AB5 on gig workers like rideshare drivers. But what’s the transition been like for dancers in “gentlemen’s” clubs?
“What Uber Freight does is to miss out the middleman…” I think you mean “replace the middleman”?
Banks think they’ll be able to replace 200,000 workers via automation, in the next ten years.
Two pieces of international Uber news this week: 1) Uber is buying a grocery delivery business that is based in Mexico & Latin America; and 2) Uber is launching a boat service in Lagos, which makes me also wonder if they’ll be testing self-sailing boats someday soon. Meanwhile, in the US, they’re laying more people off.
New Oxfam report shows worker exploitation in Amazon’s Whole Foods’ supply chain.
Will Amazon workers start talking about unionizing if enough pro-union book covers are put in front of them? One self-published author is hoping to spark conversation inside the fulfillment center, when workers “pick” his book.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
The New York state legislature is gearing up for the next battle around gig worker rights and protections, with an eye toward California’s AB 5.
Instacart workers are planning a three-day strike in early November. Get your turkey elsewhere.
“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).