Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
“We wanted to be fair, but we also wanted to set a very important standard, which was safety first.”You’ve probably heard a lot about how various major-league sports are planning on returning to play. But did you know that roller derby has the best plan to respond to covid, of any sport?
The Fight for $15, SEIU, & the Movement for Black Lives are holding a Strike for Black Lives next week.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Uber, seeking to protect its own proprietary data, hid its involvement in a coalition about protecting data from cities.
“Advertisements created by algorithms encourage certain people to send in their résumés. After the résumés have undergone automated culling, a lucky few are hired and then subjected to automated evaluation, the results of which are looped back to establish criteria for future job advertisements and selections. This system operates with no transparency or accountability built in to check that the criteria are fair to all job applicants.” Automated hiring can reinforce discrimination. We should let job-seekers sue.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
As the pandemic continues to rage on, and shoppers are nervous about in-person shopping, Instacart goes on a hiring spree.
This new paper from NBER looks at where & who are switching to work from home during the pandemic.
Uber took a teensy tiny baby step toward actually letting drivers set their own rates (in order to avoid misclassification challenges, of course). It only took, what, 11 years from the time they were founded?
Shipt workers are striking today to protest the company’s new algorithmic pay model.
Check out this great new map, from Bargaining for the Common Good, that shows the contracts bargained for the common good around the US.
Here’s a kick-ass job that someone on this list should apply for: SVP at Omidyar Network.