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California bill to give gig workers organizing rights stalls over antitrust concerns

A controversial bill that would have given gig workers the right to collectively bargain with the tech companies they work for stalled in the California legislature today, meaning that workers will ha

How Startups Can Become The Unexpected Parental Leave Champs

Work hard, write code, get rich. The technology business is rarely regarded as anything other than fast-paced and family-phobic. But the last few months have felt like a summer of change, as companies

The Other Ag Sector Problem That Big Data Can Solve

The average city-poke thinks about farm labor as the last of a dying breed of worker -- replaced by $700,000 combines and all sorts of fancy technology that enables a farmer to do more than granddad i

This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in th

Apple’s 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report Includes 72% Bump In Audits For 2012, 97% Increase In Training

Apple has released its 2013 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, and it features a number of updates from last year, including Apple's decision to join the Fair Labor Association (a notable first)

Backed By Andreessen, Virtual Workforce MobileWorks Completes 1M Tasks For Startups In 1st Year

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.mobileworks.com/">MobileWorks</a> launched last summer with a simple, yet big mission: Build a viable alternative for <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.

Foxconn Chief Equates Employees To Animals

While I suspect there's a lot lost in translation here,<a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Foxconn">Foxconn</a> chairman Terry Gou made a wildly distasteful joke this week at the Taipei Zoo, sayi