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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya is an Economic Inequality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations.

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Protecting Workers Will Help Protect Democracy

After firing employees who objected to company policy, Google is facing an unfair labor practices case with huge implications for the future of U.S. democracy.

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A Victory for Gig Workers as California Rules Uber Can't Hack Labor Laws

Labor groups refused to give in after rideshare companies won an anti-worker state ballot initiative last year through a heavily funded disinformation campaign.

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Five Ways the Biden Labor Team Can Defend Workers Against the Lawless Digital Economy

The Biden administration must break the unprecedented nexus of capital concentration and big data hoarding or it will have no power to protect workers or citizens.

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Uber and Lyft Notch Another Corporate Victory in the Global Exploitation of ‘Gig Workers’

Labor organizing in California and around the world is pushing platform companies to take extreme measures to defend their exploitative business model.

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The Ride Gets Rougher: Gig Workers Organize Through a Pandemic

As companies around the world turn to contactless service, the guidelines and protections gig workers win in the midst of coronavirus will have an incredible impact in the future.

Bama Athreya ·

A Pandemic Is No Time for Precarious Work

There's never an excuse to send people to work in dangerous conditions with no safety nets and benefits. It's especially horrendous in the midst of coronavirus.

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Twenty Years After Seattle, Is There a New Race to the Bottom?

Technology will continue to transform industries, but it's actually weak labor protections eroding the quality of work.

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