Google Fiber Workers Vote to Unionize

Google Fiber Workers Vote to Unionize

Retail associates at a pair of Google Fiber stores in Kansas City, Missouri have voted to unionize Friday, becoming the first group represented by the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) to gain collective bargaining rights and win National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...
An NFT Bubble Is Taking Over the Gig Economy

An NFT Bubble Is Taking Over the Gig Economy

Jose Fernando Rico Mercado, 34, who co-owns three childcare facilities in Mexico, has always run side gigs, including designing notebooks sold on demand on Amazon. During the pandemic, his monthly earnings fell from $17,000 at their peak to almost zero. He joined...
The Best Way to Learn Online? Be a Lurker

The Best Way to Learn Online? Be a Lurker

Lately I have been trying to get through the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s big report, the one that came out late last year, called “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.” It’s a challenge because (a) I must, um, learn as I go,...