Ep 156 – The People’s War Against AI

The whole gang’s back together and what a week in labor it has been! After a few quick headlines we dive right into the biggest story of the week breaking down the nationwide writer’s strike.  Writers across the country have hit the picket lines to defend the very existence of their profession as a career. A story in Labor Notes details the ways fishery workers in Massachusetts have had immigration law and labor law loopholes weaponized against them. AI and content moderation workers in Africa launched the first continent wide union of its type this week. More horrors out of Amazon as they’ve released a new service purporting to provide affordable connection to healthcare…with the price of giving away your HIPAA rights. More awful news on the child labor front as the government announced fines for McDonald’s employing children as young as 10. Finally, we close with some happier news, as the team behind Youtube Music announced their unanimous decision to join the CWA.

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