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Are you being watched at work?

The Impact of constant surveillance in the workplacegiphy: Jacqueline Jing LinWhen surveillance increases, low-wage workers and Black and brown communities suffer.In today’s growing gig economy, workers have less rights and more restrictions. On top of…

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Real Talk: Top 5 Struggles of Working Retail During The Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” …right?“Retail Holiday Horror” by BagoGames, FlickrHot chocolate, holiday cheer and time with family: it’s the holiday season we all hope for. Unfortunately, for the millions of people working in retail every…

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So you want to stage a workplace walkout. Here are a few things to consider:

From Wayfair to Google, employees have recently organized workplace walkouts to call for changes at their companies — building on the long tradition of strikes and work stoppages.Image Credit: Global Climate Strike, https://digital.globalclimatestrike….

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How to crowdsource employee data to promote salary transparency

Lessons from Art + Museum TransparencyIn May 2019, a group of art workers and museum workers initiated a crowd-sourced Google spreadsheet where thousands of industry professionals self-reported information about their salaries. Calling their group Art …

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What to do if your boss won’t fix the air conditioning

Lots of folks love the warm summer weather, but it can be less enjoyable — and even dangerous — for workers when temperatures increase in their workplaces. For example, what happens if the air conditioning breaks in your workplace on a hot, summer day?…

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When ‘Teamworks’ Isn’t Working, Starbucks Baristas Pay a Price

How a new app at the coffee chain is impacting workersSource: Kārlis Dambrāns, https://www.flickr.com/photos/janitors/30925026600Earlier this year, Starbucks rolled out a new scheduling app called Teamworks. Starbucks baristas can access their work sch…

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Think you may have missing wages? Here’s what you can do

What to do if you suspect you’ve experienced wage theftWhen someone mentions “theft,” a specific crime probably comes to mind, but many people are losing money to theft that comes in the form of a range of wage violations. In fact, far more people are …