80,000 Kaiser Permanente Employees Will Strike in October

More than 80,000 unionized Kaiser Permanente employees plan to strike in October, marking the biggest labor action in the country in over two decades. According to the Los Angeles Times, the strike comprises a coalition of about 300 Kaiser Permanente unions, and will largely exclude doctors, registered nurses, and mental health workers, though it will […]

Subway Got Too Big. Franchisees Paid a Price.

A Subway in Queens.CreditCreditAn Rong Xu for The New York Times Operators say they’ve lost their stores to conflicted managers over petty infractions, like cucumbers sliced too thick and sabotaged meatball bags. A Subway in Queens.CreditCreditAn Rong Xu for The New York Times Manoj Tripathi couldn’t shake the feeling that someone had a vendetta against […]

Tech Needs More Conscientious Objectors – The New York Times

American companies continue to build surveillance tools that are used to violate human rights. Workers who refuse to comply deserve protections. Mr. Poulson is a former research scientist at Google. ImageA protester outside Google’s London headquarters in January urging the company to scrap the Dragonfly project, a censored search engine for China.CreditCreditBen Stansall/Agence France-Presse — […]

Instagram Memers Are Unionizing – The Atlantic

Instagram memers have had enough. They generate the engagement that helps keep Instagram growing—but, they argue, the multibillion-dollar platform doesn’t pay them for their work, or give them any control. So they’re fighting back. And before you write off IG Meme Union Local 69-420 as a joke, the organizers of the collective would like you […]