Algorithmic Management and a New Generation of Rights at Work

Technology is once again transforming the world of work. The introduction of new technologies in the workplace has long been a site of tension and contestation between workers and employers, …

Unions Give Workers a Voice Over How AI Affects Their Jobs

As policymakers seek solutions to the current and future impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on workers across the country, workers themselves are using their union bargaining power to negotiate contract …

Unions seek privacy probes over Amazon’s work surveillance systems

Trade unions from 11 different European countries have written to data protection authorities across the bloc asking them to investigate Amazon’s data surveillance practices, according to a letter seen by …

At Work and Under Watch: Surveillance and suffering at Amazon and Walmart warehouses

“Amazon and Walmart are the two largest private employers in the United States, and together these two megacorporations have amassed unprecedented levels of wealth. Both companies have succeeded by pioneering …

Wisconsin ruling that Amazon drivers are employees stands, state’s high court unanimously decides

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a lower court ruling that declared some delivery drivers for Amazon were employees as the state argued, not independent contractors as the online …

It takes three to tango in the EU: the new European Directive on Platform Work

In March 2024, The European Union’s institutions reached an agreement to adopt a European Directive on Platform Work. To understand the content of this Directive, it is essential to know what European directives …

EU Advances Watered-Down Labor Plan for Uber, Deliveroo Workers

European Union countries reached a breakthrough Monday on planned rules over workers’ rights in the gig economy, after EU member states reached the necessary majority to move ahead with the …

Platform Work Directive

This Directive aims to improve the working conditions of platform workers and to protect the personal data of persons performing platform work in the European Union.   https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7212-2024-ADD-1/en/pdf

In last-minute upset, France pitches new changes to gig work file

As EU ambassadors were due to meet on Friday (8 March) to try to agree again a provisional deal on the platform work directive, France circulated a set of changes …

New Technologies Require Thinking More Expansively About Protecting Workers

Last June, the US National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling that broadened the factors for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. These changes, which take effect this …

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