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    Emergent issues at the intersection of labor, technology, and worker rights. Read on Points
    August 2020
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    New cautions for HR managers on worker surveillance Read more
    July 2020
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    Wendy Liu and Meredith Whittaker discuss how the COVID-19 shutdown is impacting workers and organizing in the technology industry. Read more
    April 2020
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    Technology enables employers to increasingly monitor their employees. This explainer by Alexandra Mateescu and Aiha Nguyen identifies four current trends in workplace monitoring and surveillance: prediction and flagging tools; biometrics and health data; remote monitoring and time-tracking; and gamification and algorithmic management. Read more
    February 2019
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    This explainer by Alexandra Mateescu and Aiha Nguyen defines algorithmic management and reviews how this concept challenges workers’ rights in sectors, including retail, the service industry, and delivery and logistics. The authors outline existing research on the ways that algorithmic management is manifesting across various labor industries, shifting workplace power dynamics, and putting workers at a disadvantage. It can enable increased surveillance and control while removing transparency. Read more
    February 2019
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    In this reading list, Data & Society Researcher Alexandra Mateescu and Postdoctoral Scholar Julia Ticona provide a pathway for deeper investigations into themes such as gender inequality and algorithmic visibility in the gi... Read on Points
    June 2018
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    This primer explores historical employment discrimination, and investigates the growing use of public data, algorithms, surveillance, and outcome-oriented scoring systems within work environments. Read more
    October 2014
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    This primer explains how a growing reliance on automated systems, algorithms, and existing networks systematically benefits some at the expense of others -- often without employers even recognizing the biases of such mechanisms. Read more
    October 2014
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    This primer provides an overview of the Arts and Crafts Movement and DIY culture and connects them to the recent rise of 3D printing as techno-utopianism while investigating labor practices and structural inequalities in the movements. Read more
    October 2014
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    This primer raises critical questions about what fair labor looks like in a networked world and discusses how existing mechanisms of labor protection do not address these contemporary work scenarios. Read more
    October 2014
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