The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death – The New Yorker

Fiverr, an online freelance marketplace that promotes itself as being for “the lean entrepreneur,” recently attracted ire for an ad campaign called “In Doers We Trust.”CreditCOURTESY FIVERR Barrier Status: ‘none’ Last September, a very twenty-first-century type of story appeared on the company blog of the ride-sharing app Lyft. “Long-time Lyft driver and mentor, Mary, was […]

Working While Female – Medium

A Twitter thread has gotten some attention recently, where my former-coworker / current-best friend, Marty, recounted the day he realized just how bad, and insidious, workplace sexism could be. After noticing that a client was treating him like crap while his email signature was accidentally set to my name, we came up with an experiment. […]

Spicer claims that jobs numbers ‘may have been phony’ before, but now they’re ‘very real’ – POLITICO

Touting the first jobs report of Donald Trump’s tenure, White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed without evidence Friday that the jobs figures “may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.” Spicer, addressing reporters at the afternoon briefing, did not back up the assertion that previous federal jobs reports were “phony,” […]

A Tiny Bit Of Good News On Inequality Before It All Goes To Hell

The good news: our relatively strong economy helped to raise wages for everyone in 2016. The bad news: this is a mere blip in the context of overall inequality. And it’s likely to get worse. The Economic Policy Institute today released its annual report on the state of wages in America. Last year had some […]

The Dismal Thrillist Anti-Union Campaign 

Illustration by Jim Cooke Successful union campaigns have flourished across the digital media industry over the past year and a half. Few have run into more anti-union pushback than the one currently happening at Thrillist. And employees are pissed. On February 15, editorial staffers at the lifestyle site Thrillist announced that they were joining the […]

Uber Promises Investigation After Former Engineer Blogs About Rampant Sexual Harassment | The Huffington Post

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said Sunday that the ride-sharing company will investigate new allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination in its workplace. After former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a nearly 3,000-word blog post Sunday describing a nightmarish workplace culture in which male superiors solicited her for sex and human resources officers shrugged off her […]