Category: Worker

Tech at Work: DE&I at Facebook, Prop 22 and gig worker earnings
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Tech at Work: DE&I at Facebook, Prop 22 and gig worker earnings

Hey, ya’ll. I’m experimenting with a bi-weekly roundup that looks at the state of labor in tech. We’ll use this space to explore topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, the future of work, issues relating to pay equality, notable personnel changes and much more. This week, we’re looking at Facebook’s civil rights audit, a…

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FreshDirect says worker who tested positive for COVID-19 not involved in food prep or delivery
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FreshDirect says worker who tested positive for COVID-19 not involved in food prep or delivery

Popular online grocer FreshDirect sent an email today notifying consumers that a warehouse worker has tested positive for COVID-19. CEO David McInerney stressed that the worker had not been present in the facility since reporting feeling unwell. Nor were they involved in either the food preparation or delivery aspects of FreshDirect’s service. The news is…

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Watch: Auto Worker Calls Out Joe Biden for Wanting to take ‘AR-14s’
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Watch: Auto Worker Calls Out Joe Biden for Wanting to take ‘AR-14s’

The Michigan auto worker whom Joe Biden accused of being “full of sh*t” is pointing out that Biden wants to take away “AR-14s.” The auto worker, Jerry Wayne, said, “Joe Biden wants to take my AR-14,” then added, “Let’s just not tell him what it really is.” Wayne, shooting an AR-15 with the words, “You’re…

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The year of the gig worker uprising
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The year of the gig worker uprising

‘A pivotal year not only for gig workers but for workers across the tech economy’ 2019 was a momentous year for gig workers. While the likes of Uber, Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash rely on these workers for their respective core services, the pay does not match how much they’re worth — which is a lot.…

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