Lauren Kaori Gurley

Games News

Visual Novel Writers Win Pay Raise After 21 Day Strike

Freelance writers for the popular visual novel collection Lovestruck won a significant pay increase from their publisher, Voltage, in a historic victory for labor in the game industry.
Patrick Klepek
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3 days ago
amazon

Amazon Workers Blocked Delivery Trucks From Leaving a Warehouse for Hours

A caravan of protestors demanding increased pay and COVID-19 protections disrupted business at an Amazon Distribution Center in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
8.3.20
Elizabeth Warren

Warren Investigates Report That FedEx, Walmart Punish Workers for Taking Time Off

On Tuesday, the senator sent letters to the CEOs of five of the country’s largest employers demanding information about their respective attendance policies.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.30.20
trader joe's

Customers Who Refused Masks Assault Trader Joe’s Workers, Send One to the Hospital

The men pummeled one employee with a wooden paddle, ripped off another employee's mask, and pulled the hair of a third worker, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.28.20
uber

Uber Deducts Millions from Drivers’ Wages for Airport Tickets They Can't Appeal

Experts say the system violates drivers’ Constitutionally-protected due process rights.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.22.20
Black Lives Matter

Google and Lyft Workers Tell Us Why They’re Striking for Black Lives Matter

Tens of thousands of workers will stage a massive work stoppage on July 20 to demand that corporations and the government confront systemic racism and police brutality.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.15.20
uber

Airports Have Failed to Provide Clean Bathrooms for Uber Drivers

Public records obtained by Motherboard from some of the nation's largest airports show why they struggle to provide clean, safe bathrooms for Uber and Lyft drivers.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.13.20
gig economy

Target’s Gig Workers Will Strike to Protest Switch to Algorithmic Pay Model

On Wednesday, the day of the work stoppage, Shipt will expand a blackbox pay model that workers say will hurt their earnings.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.11.20
amazon

Amazon Finally Stops Defying Labor Law After Repeated Requests From California

Motherboard obtained letters between Amazon and the California’s Labor Commissioner Office saying the e-commerce giant was violating a state paid leave law enacted to prevent the spread of Coronavirus but now will comply.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.10.20
labor

This Interactive Mapping Tool Can Help Workers Plan Mass Strikes

Union members can learn when their fellow workers’ contracts are set to expire to help organize industry and employer-wide strikes.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.10.20
amazon

Amazon Delivery Drivers Are Overwhelmed and Overworked by Covid-19 Surge

Amazon's contracted delivery drivers say that their workloads have dramatically increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, in some cases more than doubling.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
7.1.20
Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity Workers Are Unionizing

Following scathing reports of harassment and racism at the company, workers at Cards Against Humanity are asking for union recognition.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
6.30.20
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