Aug 312019
 

We love our employees, sorry, contractors, so much we’ll spend a small fortune stopping them from getting overtime, workers’ comp etc Gig-economy giants Uber, Lyft and Doordash have put $30m apiece into a new fund to push a new California ballot measure that would prevent their workers get ordinary benefits like a minimum wage, overtime, workers’ compensation and so on.…

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Aug 312019
 

On August 30, a federal lawsuit was filed against certain North Carolina ballot access laws that affect independent candidates. The plaintiffs are Kyle Kopitke, an independent running for president; and Greg Buscemi, an independent candidate for U.S. House. Kopitke v Bell, e.d., 7:19cv-164-D. The lawsuit challenges the February petition deadlines for independent candidates, which has existed since early 2017. It also challenges the number of signatures, both for statewide independent candidates and candidates for U.S.…

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Aug 292019
 

Enlarge / Ring video doorbell. (credit: Ring) Amazon’s Ring business has been drawing headlines for its partnerships with police departments nationwide. These arrangements are mutually beneficial: law enforcement gets access to a sprawling, growing surveillance network it doesn’t have to maintain, and Ring gets a marketing boost to sell its products. Reporters and security researchers have been trying for months to figure out exactly how many of these partnerships Ring has, but the company has…

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Aug 272019
 

Late on August 26, the Maine Senate passed LD 1083, which says the state will use ranked choice voting for president, both in presidential primaries and in the general election. The bill now goes to the Governor. Thanks to Rob … Continue reading →

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Aug 272019
 

Despite a crowded Democratic primary field and a flurry of high stakes primary races scheduled for February, major labor unions have have been unusually cautious to endorse any candidates, taking their time to vet over 20 contenders. But on Monday, United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE), a 35,000-worker industrial union, announced it is throwing its support behind Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The endorsement arrives just one day after Sanders rallied with striking…

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Aug 212019
 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement just renewed its contract with Palantir, a data aggregation company, despite protests from organizers demanding that the agency ends its relationship with the company, according to a document published to a government contract database Monday. Since 2014, Palantir has provided the software that powers ICE’s Investigative Case Management System, which has been used to organize raids and deportations against undocumented people and build cases against them that can be used in…

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 2019-08-21  No Responses »