labor

money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralized strategy makes it almost immune to labor action.
Ankita Rao
5.8.19
labor

Google Workers Sit-In to Protest Alleged Retaliation Against Women Who Report Sexual Harassment

The organizers say they've been retaliated against, six months after a massive, worldwide walkout.
Caroline Haskins
5.1.19
Podcasts

We Talk Hideo Kojima, 'Imperator: Rome,' and Riot Games on Waypoint Radio

It's a weird one, we admit.
Waypoint Staff
4.30.19
labor

'League of Legends' Studio Faces Employee Walkout, Promises Changes

Riot Games' decision to try and block lawsuits being filed against the company prompted an enormous internal blowback it's still wrestling with.
Patrick Klepek
4.29.19
labor

Months After Workers Unionize, Mighty Good Coffee Will Close Its Cafes

The company said the cafes will close due to "personal family issues," but its non-union roastery remains open.
Tom Perkins
4.22.19
china

Microsoft Employees Support Chinese Developers Fighting for Fair Labor Practices

Thirty employees at Microsoft and GitHub stood in solidarity with the Chinese tech labor protest 996.ICU.
Sarah Emerson
4.22.19
labor

Chinese Workers Are Trying to Bake Fair Labor Practices Into Software

The 996.ICU movement has largely organized on GitHub, and has produced a software license aimed at forcing companies to treat workers fairly if they use open source software.
Matthew Gault
4.4.19
Late Capitalism

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

"We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work."
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
Games News

Unionization Was Center Stage at the 2019 Game Developers Conference

If last year was a whisper, this year was a shout.
Dante Douglas
3.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Exploring The Ethics of Ridehailing Apps

Via strives to be environmentally friendly, wants to decrease traffic congestion, and pays its drivers more than Uber and Lyft—but is there a catch?
VICE Staff
3.15.19
Games Features

Giving Workers Equal Power Isn't Radical. This Studio's Done It For Years.

Canadian developer KO_OP has been experimenting with the co-op model long before America's socialism flirtation—and it's working.
Patrick Klepek
3.12.19
Spain

In Spain, Olive Oil Producers Are Stuck at the Center of the Immigration Debate

Spanish nationalists claim there are too many immigrants. If that's the case, why can’t farmers find enough to hire?
Gowri Chandra
2.13.19
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