Lauren Kaori Gurley

Shipt

Target’s Delivery Workers Are Staging a Walkout

Gig workers on the delivery platform Shipt say they’re asking for the bare minimum: paid leave, hazard pay and protective gear for all shoppers.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
2 days ago
Coronavirus

Sanitation Workers Say They’re Not Getting Basic Protective Equipment During Pandemic

Garbage truck drivers at the nation's second largest sanitation company, which has made millions for shareholder Bill Gates, told Motherboard that the company hasn't done the bare minimum to protect them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
2 days ago
Coronavirus

Here’s How The Wing Told Employees It’s Doing Massive Layoffs

"Our only path forward is to make significant and painful cuts, layoffs and furloughs to prevent The Wing from closing as a business. We are so very sorry about this."
Lauren Kaori Gurley
4.3.20
labor

Coronavirus Is a Labor Crisis, and a General Strike Might Be Next

Workers all over America are striking, walking off the job, protesting, and organizing "sick-outs" during the coronavirus pandemic. A general strike could be big, and it might already be starting.
Aaron Gordon
Lauren Kaori Gurley
Edward Ongweso Jr
Jordan Pearson
4.2.20
Whole Foods

Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide 'Sick-Out'

Workers say they will strike Tuesday because the Amazon subsidiary has failed to prioritize their safety during a period of record sales.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3.30.20
Instacart

Instacart’s Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the grocery delivery company has refused to offer its 175,000 gig workers basic protections like hazard pay, hand sanitizer, and paid leave for those with pre-existing health conditions.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3.27.20
Whole Foods

Here’s the Voicemail Whole Foods Sends You When a Coworker Gets Coronavirus

"We wanted to take the opportunity to share some information with you ... press 1 to confirm receipt."
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3.26.20
Coronavirus

Amazon’s Largest NYC Warehouse Reports its First Case of Coronavirus

The 2,500-worker warehouse remains open for business, as New York City braces for the worst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3.24.20
Coronavirus

The Move to Online College is Hitting Adjunct Professors the Hardest

Non-tenure track faculty at community and city colleges across the country told Motherboard they have not received sufficient pay, training, or equipment to teach classes online—and the consequences could be devastating for students.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
Aaron Gordon
3.20.20
Coronavirus

Two NYC Whole Foods Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus, Stores Remain Open

An employee at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods has coronavirus.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3.20.20
amazon

Amazon Workers Shut Down Warehouse After Employee Is Infected With Coronavirus

"Management tried to have us come in at 10:15 but we have shut the warehouse down to keep our coworkers and communities safe!"
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3.19.20
Whole Foods

Whole Foods Workers 'Are Crying and Having Panic Attacks'

Whole Foods workers say they’re stressed, overworked, and scared: “It can only be described as post-apocalyptic.”
Lauren Kaori Gurley
3.17.20
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