economy

Amazon Workers in the UK Walk Out in a Cost-of-Living Rebellion

Amazon Workers in the UK Walk Out in a Cost-of-Living Rebellion

Dissatisfied started to ripple through Amazon’s largest UK warehouse as soon as details of a bump in hourly pay flashed onto screens around the facility on Wednesday. Rumors at the Tilbury distribution center in southeast England had anticipated a raise of £1 ($1.20) per hour, for many workers an increase of 9 percent. Instead, the …

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Worker-Owned Apps Are Redefining the Sharing Economy

Worker-Owned Apps Are Redefining the Sharing Economy

To compete with well-funded private platforms, active government and municipal intervention is vital for platform cooperatives. This could be through procurement policies that give platform cooperatives preferential treatment over privately-owned companies, conducting research into how laws must adapt around shifts in digital technology and designating public spaces to be used as platform cooperative hubs. Examples …

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