An Uber Driver Was Just Tackled To The Ground Outside Uber’s Headquarters
“We just wanted to come in and hand a petition and go away,” the driver told BuzzFeed News.
Bernie Sanders Says Jeff Bezos Is "No Dummy" For Raising Minimum Wage
The new wage applies to more than 250,000 Amazon and Whole Foods employees as well as the more than 100,000 temporary employees it will hire for the upcoming holiday season.
The SEC Is Suing Elon Musk
The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Musk over “false and misleading public statements” regarding the possibility of taking Tesla private.
Google’s Former CEO Asked For Ways To Raise Low-Income Workers’ Wages. Twitter Had Answers.
“Can’t spell ‘unicorn’ without ‘UNION,’ man.”
Google Employees Are Quitting Over The Company’s Secretive China Search Project
“If it was true, I was pretty sure immediately I couldn’t continue working there,” one former Google employee told BuzzFeed News.
Bernie Sanders' Debate With Amazon Probably Won't Be Settled By A Warehouse Tour
“Work hard. Have fun. Make history.”
Bird And Lime, The First Companies To Bring Scooters To San Francisco, Were Just Denied Permits
The city of San Francisco has awarded permits to just two scooter companies, Scoot and Skip.
Clashes Over Ethics At Major Tech Companies Are Causing Problems For Recruiters
Already dealing with backlash from employees who object to working with government agencies, major tech companies are now facing criticism from a new source — prospective hires.
After Announcing Layoffs, A Meat Processor Is Suing Blue Apron Over $26 Million
Iowa-based West Liberty Foods is suing Blue Apron, claiming the company reneged on its promise to pay for half of the costs pertaining to a joint free-range chicken venture.
Here’s What Happened At Today’s Google All-Hands Meeting
Google executives abruptly changed the topic at an all-hands meeting when it became apparent some employees were sharing information with the press.
Here’s What The DEA Said About Allegations Tesla Hid An Investigation Into Meth Trafficking At Its Gigafactory
The Drug Enforcement Administration says it doesn’t inform the subjects of investigations that they’re being investigated.
Google Employees Are Organizing To Protest The Company’s Secret, Censored Search Engine For China
Following a series of crises at Google, disparate worker organizing efforts within the company are coalescing, part of a growing workers’ movement in the tech industry.
Forget Astroturfing: Startups Can Just "Brobilize" Customers For Lobbying Efforts
When tech companies including Uber, Airbnb, DoorDash, and Bird end up in hot water with local regulators, they turn to their customers to bail them out.
This "Creepy" Time-Tracking Software Is Like Having Your Boss Watch You Every Second
The future of work was supposed to be flexible and fun, but on Upwork, some freelancers feel tethered to their computers by software that takes screenshots and tracks their keystrokes.
Activists Are Asking Palantir’s CEO To Cancel The Company’s Contract With ICE
"Choose a side: Cancel your contracts with ICE, or be remembered as a company, and individually as people, that abetted human rights abuses condemned around the world."
People Are Upset About A Potential Workplace Cafeteria Ban In San Francisco
A proposed ban on corporate cafeterias meant to force tech workers out of the office for lunch could have unintended consequences for low-wage workers in San Francisco.
A Labor Strike Against Amazon In Spain Turned Violent
Video recorded last week outside Amazon's facility near Madrid shows police arresting protesters, hitting one man with a baton, and kneeing another to the ground as they arrest him.
An Immigrant Legal Aid Group Just Rejected A $250,000 Donation From Salesforce
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) said it wouldn’t accept the money unless Salesforce canceled its contract with Customs and Border Protection, which Salesforce says it won't do.
Walmart's Newly Patented Technology For Eavesdropping On Workers Presents Privacy Concerns
“The sound sensors can capture audio data based on interactions between the employee and the guests, interactions between the guests, and sounds resulting from movement and/or actions of the employees and/or guests.”