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Platforms Like Canvas Play Fast and Loose With Students’ Data
Many universities have yet to reckon with the data justice implications of learning technologies—now, with online learning the norm, these practices deserve more scrutiny.
April 20, 2021
Americans Got a Taste of Paid Leave. Will They Get It for Real?
During the Covid pandemic, American workers had access to guaranteed paid leave for the first time in history. Advocates say now is the time for paid leave for all.
April 20, 2021
Passport to greater freedom… carefully.
April 19, 2021
Representative Mark Pocan on Amazon and ‘the Arrogance of Corporations That Get Too Big’
The Wisconsin representative whom Amazon attacked talks about the company’s self-serving apology, the Bessemer union vote, and the PRO Act.
April 13, 2021
How Antidiscrimination Law Fails Black Mothers
Title VII’s short period for filing a complaint harms one of the very populations the law is meant to protect: pregnant or nursing mothers—especially mothers of color.
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April 9, 2021
Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign
The warning signs of defeat were everywhere.
April 6, 2021
Saving Lives and Going Hungry: NYC Ambulance Workers Demand Higher Pay
EMTs and paramedics have been protesting low wages and disrespect from the New York City government since the 1980s.
April 2, 2021
Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued
Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.
April 1, 2021
Biden’s ‘Transformative’ Plan Redefines Infrastructure to Include Caregiving
Biden wants to put $400 billion toward expanding quality home or community care. Ai-jen Poo tells
that’s “historic” progress.
March 26, 2021
Home Care Attendants Are Leading the Fight to Reclaim the Workday
Amid care work’s heightened visibility during the pandemic, a campaign to eliminate 24-hour shifts in one of America’s most progressive states.
Sara Van Horn