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Amazon’s union campaign is succeeding where other unions failed

Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are currently voting by mail on whether or not to form a union. Their campaign against one of the world's most powerful -- and most anti-union -- corporations has captured public imagination, and inspired young activists, in a way that hasn't happened in almost a century.    1. The President and VP...

It's the beginning of the end of the 'Uberisation' of work

Founded as an upmarket limousine service in California just over a decade ago, Uber today provides cheap taxi rides in thousands of cities across the world. The company has consistently maintained that it is merely a ridesharing platform – which, crucially, means that it does not employ its drivers.  The freedom to choose when and where to work, Uber...

The world's first driverless water taxi has been built in Tennessee

Α month ago Don Βutler hopped on board a modular pontoon boat with four other guys for a ride along the Knoxville side of the Tennessee river. It was a sweet day; cloudy, but balmy. The boat speed went up to four knots, and its passengers traveled for a total of ten minutes up the river, and then for another ten minutes back down to the marina. The...

Banks are turning to TikTok to teach teens about finance

Students are graduating with an average of $5,000 in credit card debt and $30,000 in student loans. Meanwhile, 34% of teens are currently unbanked, only 21 states teach personal finance content in schools. It’s hardly surprising that young people are turning to the internet to learn about taxes, investing, and saving for retirement.  Gen Z has an obvious...

Face filters: the new way to consume contemporary art

Since Snapchat’s launch in 2011, editing your photos with a filter has been a tap away, and these filters have come a long way from the dog ears and tongue first offered to us. Almost all social media platforms have some form of photo function with AR add-ons and image editability.  Instagram now has thousands of interactive filters: quiz filters...

Amazon’s anti-union campaign violates global labor & human rights standards

In the past two decades, numerous Big Tech corporations, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Cisco, and Facebook, have clamored to endorse global labor and human rights standards. These standards include the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s “core conventions” (which include conventions 87 & 98 on...

Meet the YouTubers spilling blood over their intent

The video begins in a rather dull manner, with a document held by an unknown figure in a car.  “I intend to bring forth heaven on earth for the benefit of all and release us all from bondage.”  An unidentified young man repeats a mantra before smearing blood from his finger all over the document, the phone’s microphone capturing each crack and pop. The...

A brief guide to Morgan Lewis, Amazon’s anti-union law firm at Bessemer, Alabama

Between February 8 and March 29, 5800 Amazon distribution center workers in Bessemer, Alabama will vote on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). If the Bessemer employees vote yes, they will become the first unionized workers at the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer. To fight the RWDSU, Amazon engaged...

TikTok entrepreneurs are tackling accessibility in medicine

When Jimmy Choi shared his frustration at not being able to pick up his pills on TikTok, he didn’t know who would be listening. Accompanied by Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’, the video showed Jimmy’s hands shaking with Parkinson’s tremors, unable to pick up the tiny pills lying in a fiddly container.  “Hey [pharma] companies...get a clue!” Jimmy vented...

How 'StudyTube' promotes toxic productivity and abuse

When YouTuber Elena Handtrack received more than 40 abusive messages from a single person during one of her live videos, she felt helpless and almost thought she would quit.  “I only started doing YouTube in 2018, when I got into Cambridge,” she explains, “I never really expected the channel to grow, and it didn’t grow much until early this year.” ...

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