Lauren Kaori Gurley

WeWork

I Tried to Buy a WeWork Cofounder’s $21 Million House

Turns out the “Open House” is only open to those who are already filthy rich.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
2 days ago
UC Berkeley

Teaching Assistants Say They’ve Won Millions from UC Berkeley

The university underemployed more than 1,000 students—primarily undergraduates in computer science and engineering—in order to avoid paying union benefits, UAW Local 2865 says.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3 days ago
labor

How to Organize Your Workplace Without Getting Caught

Do you want to protest your company’s crappy record on sexual harassment? Are you thinking of unionizing? Here’s the Motherboard Guide to Secure Labor Organizing.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3 days ago
coal miners

Militant Coal Miners Occupy Kentucky Railroad Over Unpaid Wages

On Monday afternoon, workers in Pikeville, Kentucky halted a 120-car train carrying their employer’s coal. Some workers say they’re owed $3,000.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
4 days ago
Instacart

Instacart Workers Are Calling for a National Boycott of the Grocery Delivery App

“I don’t believe there’s another gig economy company with workers who are more pissed.”
Lauren Kaori Gurley
1.13.20
Starbucks

Starbucks Workers Want More Hours. Instead They Got a Meditation App

The coffee shop giant announced that it is launching a free subscription to the app Headspace as a new mental health benefit. Meanwhile workers scramble to make ends meet.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
1.8.20
Games News

One of America's Largest Unions Gets Serious About Organizing Game Developers

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union has embarked on an ambitious national campaign to transform the tech and game industries for workers.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
1.7.20
amazon

Amazon Threatened to Fire Workers Who Spoke Out About the Company’s Carbon Footprint

Following the first walkout in Amazon’s corporate history, the e-commerce giant warned employees that speaking to the media without approval could result in termination.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
1.2.20
gig economy

The Holidays Suck For Gig Workers

In 2019, gig workers across the United States suffered a series of changes to their pay algorithm that have left many scrambling to pay for food and utilities, and seeking assistance from charities over the holidays.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
12.23.19
labor

Workers Just Lost the Right to Organize on Company Email

It’s officially time to stop using your work email (and Slack) to organize your workplace.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
12.18.19
AI

Workers Need to Unionize to Protect Themselves From Algorithmic Bosses

The rapid expansion of algorithmic management technology in 2019 should be a cause for deep concern for all workers, a new report says.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
12.18.19
amazon

Workers and Labor Groups Protest the Opening of Amazon New Distribution Centers

“Amazon opened this warehouse in the dark of the night without community input.”
Lauren Kaori Gurley
12.17.19
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