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TikTok has reportedly poached over 25 of Facebook’s contracted moderators and hired them in-house as Facebook continues to face scrutiny for its violent content

Over 25 people have reportedly left their third-party jobs moderating content on Facebook for in-house positions in TikTok’s Dublin offices, per a CNBC report. One former moderator told the outlet that working for Facebook was a “terrible job” and TikTok seems to offer a better situation, in part because there […]
TikTok has reportedly poached over 25 of Facebook’s contracted moderators and hired them in-house as Facebook continues to face scrutiny for its violent content
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‘You will be infected or you will die of starvation’: Amazon contractors reportedly say their office is still unsafe months after first complaining of ‘subhuman’ conditions

Amazon Ring contractors spoke to NBC News about worsening working conditions at a call centre in the Philippines, after photos first surfaced in April of employees sleeping on the floor between shifts. The contractors reportedly said Amazon does not allow them to work from home over security concerns, and the […]
‘You will be infected or you will die of starvation’: Amazon contractors reportedly say their office is still unsafe months after first complaining of ‘subhuman’ conditions
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Google workers say their contracts prevent them from reporting illegal activity, discrimination, unsafe working conditions, and wage theft

Google contractors alleged in a lawsuit that they were required to sign illegal nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from whistleblowing and violated their free speech rights. According to a California court’s discussion of the legal proceedings, the workers claimed Google’s rules barred them from reporting “violations of state and federal […]
Google workers say their contracts prevent them from reporting illegal activity, discrimination, unsafe working conditions, and wage theft
Strategy

California’s gig economy bill won’t just impact Uber drivers. Here’s how the landmark decision is a major win for janitors, truck drivers, and other low-wage workers.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed into a law a bill that would force most companies to recognise independent contractors as employees, a major blow to Uber, Lyft, and other “gig economy” companies. But Uber and Lyft drivers are not the only workers that benefit from California’s Assembly Bill 5. […]
California’s gig economy bill won’t just impact Uber drivers. Here’s how the landmark decision is a major win for janitors, truck drivers, and other low-wage workers.
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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and 8 other Senators sent Sundar Pichai a letter urging him to reclassify Google’s army of temp workers as full-time employees

In a letter addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday, 10 US Senators urged the search giant’s leadership to reclassify temporary or contract workers as full-time employees. According to a New York Times report, Google’s contract workforce outnumbers its full-time employees, with 121,000 contractors and 102,000 full-time employees. Contractors […]
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and 8 other Senators sent Sundar Pichai a letter urging him to reclassify Google’s army of temp workers as full-time employees