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Bernie Sanders Just Released a Plan to Double Union Membership in His First Term

The Vermont senator published a “Workplace Democracy” plan on Monday, which outlined his vision for rebuilding the organised labour movement in the United States.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3 days ago
labor

Google Employee Writes Memo About 'The Burden of Being Black at Google'

“Over the last five years I've heard co-workers spew hateful words about immigrants, boast unabashedly about gentrifying neighbourhoods, mockingly imitate people who speak different languages, reject candidates of colour without evidence because of 'fit'.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.19
labor

Workers Seize the Shipyard That Built the Titanic, Plan to Make Renewable Energy There

The closure of the last shipyard in Belfast would end centuries of ship building in the city. A group of workers are demanding the UK nationalise the yards.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
8.15.19
uber

We’re All Killing Uber Just By Using It

Uber lost another $5.2 billion this quarter and continues to lose money. For now, we're just getting subsidised rides from Silicon Valley investors.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.12.19
labor

Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo

The memo, titled "I'm Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why," has been read by more than 10,000 employees at the company.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
8.6.19
YouTube

The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around

The YouTubers Union has joined forces with Europe's largest trade union to fight for a fairer platform.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.28.19
labor

Google Jigsaw’s CEO ‘Frustrated and Disappointed’ With His Own Team’s Toxic Culture

Here’s the email Jigsaw’s CEO Jared Cohen sent his team after a Motherboard investigation into the team’s mismanagement.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.4.19
mind

The Case for an 8-Hour Work Week

Robots may be coming your job, but a new study finds we don’t need to work that much anyway.
Shayla Love
6.24.19
money-inequality

Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work

"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off."
Mike Pearl
5.31.19
money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralised strategy makes it almost immune to labour action.
Ankita Rao
5.9.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots

“We should not be haunted by the spectre of being automated out of work."
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
Los Angeles

How 'Tacos for Teachers' Embodies Los Angeles

"People say, ‘We have to worry about immigration! If we don’t, we’ll have a taco truck on every corner.’ For me, and for most Angelenos, well, it’s the dream.”
Lizzy Saxe
1.18.19
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