Uber CEO, Seattle Investor And Labor Leader Call For Portable Benefits In Washington State
– Geek Wire
The concept of portable benefits just gained an important backer, Uber. While the ridesharing company’s motives may be in question, what is clear is that their endorsement legitimizes the labor community’s efforts.
Competition In The Digital Age: How To Tame The Tech Titans
– The Economist
Not long ago, being the boss of a big tech firm was a dream job. As the billions rolled in, so did the plaudits: Google, Facebook, Amazon and others were making the world a better place. Today, these companies are accused of being BAADD-big, anti-competitive, addictive and destructive to democracy. Regulators fine them, politicians grill them and one-time backers warn of their power to cause harm.
The Internet Is Enabling A New Kind Of Poorly Paid Hell
– The Atlantic
Technology has helped rid the American economy of many of the routine, physical, low-paid jobs that characterized the workplace of the last century. Today, more and more jobs are done at a computer, designing new products, analyzing data or writing code. But technology is also enabling a new type of mind-numbing work that doesn’t necessarily translate to higher pay.
A Grim Future For Workers Who Don’t Learn New Skills
Almost 1 million Americans will see their occupations vanish entirely by 2026. They will have to train for a wholesale career change and probably not find equally paid work, according to a report by the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting.