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Here’s the Memo About the ‘Burden of Being Black at Google’

Read the full memo written by a departing Google employee on his experience as a Black person at Google.
Motherboard Staff
3 days ago
labor

Google Employee Writes Memo About ‘The Burden of Being Black at Google’

“Over the last 5 years I’ve heard co-workers spew hateful words about immigrants, boast unabashedly about gentrifying neighborhoods, mockingly imitate people who speak different languages, reject candidates of color without evidence because of ‘fit.’"
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
tech-power

Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid

Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
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 U.K. nationalize the yards.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
4 days ago
amazon

We're About to Learn How Bad Amazon’s Delivery Infrastructure Will Be for Workers

FedEx has cut ties with Amazon, which means that in the long term, Amazon will be doing more deliveries itself.
Edward Ongweso Jr
4 days ago
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 subsidized rides from Silicon Valley investors.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.9.19
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
8.5.19
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
7.26.19
socialism

If You Hate Capitalism You Will Love This Map

The Black Socialists of America are hoping to put alternatives to capitalism on the map with their newest project.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.24.19
labor

This Bill Could Destroy Uber's Unsustainable Business Model

An unholy alliance of on-demand companies is desperately trying to stop a California bill from reclassifying their independent contractors as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.18.19
body

Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway

Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences.
Kimberly Lawson
7.16.19
amazon

We Talked to People Who Are Boycotting Amazon Prime Day

People are claiming that they plan on boycotting Amazon Prime Day. Motherboard spoke with four of these people and asked why they’re boycotting.
Caroline Haskins
7.15.19
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