Newsletter #110: Another Industry of Gig Workers is Unionizing

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California has banned private prisons, including ICE detention centers. The new bill should close down at least four detention centers and will halt one of the private prison industry’s largest areas of growth.
(Darwin BondGraham for The Guardian)

Someone has been hacking road construction signs throughout Berkeley. The signs now read things like “the future sucks” and “expect ped/bike deaths” and “abolish ice.”
(Frances Dinkelspiel for Berkeleyside)

Yoga instructors are joining the gig economy union movement. Instructors at YogaWorks are the first yoga workers in the $16billion industry to begin collective bargaining.
(Lauren Kaori Gurley for Motherboard)


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Jessie Frazelle speaks at DevOpsDays Chicago 2019 about the problems of running servers at scale.


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is hiring a development director.

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This newsletter compiled by Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy). Margaret is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.

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