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Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate

Supported by Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate Labor organizers and researchers said they had not heard of Amazon previously coming to the table after worker pressure, even for private discussions. ImageAbdirahman Muse, executive director of the Awood Center, led a meeting in Minneapolis last week of a group that has been discussing […]

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Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims

Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims ImageGoogle’s campus in Mountain View, Calif. One worker said the way it had handled executives accused of misconduct was “crushing.”CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Oct. 26, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — At Google’s weekly staff meeting on […]

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Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise

Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise ImageKaty Iber, an Amazon warehouse worker near Minneapolis, said a highly publicized pay raise could actually cost her money because she was losing bonuses and stock grants.CreditCreditJenn Ackerman for The New York Times By Karen Weise Oct. 9, 2018 SEATTLE — Last week, Dave Clark, Amazon’s […]

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Look out construction workers; Japan’s new robot might steal your job one day

[embedded content] Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is capable of some impressive feats, but researchers from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) institute have created what looks like an eminently more practical and down-to-earth humanoid robot. Case in point: While Atlas is busy showing off its skills by performing picture-perfect backflips, AIST’s […]

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Strawberry-picking robots could replace human workers in the field

University of Essex If you had banked on strawberry-picking as a potential career after your current job is taken by a robot, we have some bad news for you: That’s probably not going to be an option for much longer. In the U.K., robotics experts at the University of Essex have teamed up with a […]

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4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected ImageJessica Alter is a co-founder of Tech for Campaigns, a volunteer organization that focuses on helping Democratic campaigns move into the digital age.CreditJason Henry for The New York Times By Kevin Roose and Sheera Frenkel July 13, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — It was four months and eight […]

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Amazon workers wrote to Jeff Bezos protesting its facial recognition contracts with police

Getty/Chip SomodevillaAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon employees have protested about the company’s facial recognition contracts with US government and police. They wrote to CEO Jeff Bezos pointing to Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has separated thousands of children from their parents at the US border. They said Amazon was enabling the departments that […]