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Uber, Fresh From a Massive Round of Layoffs, Is Reportedly Trying to Buy Grubhub

Uber, a furnace people can’t stop shoveling money into, is looking to buy up its main restaurant delivery competitor, Grubhub, in an all-stock deal. I think we’re all wondering the same thing: What the fuck?

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‘I Do This Work Because I Love a Good Crisis’

This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from workers in city government, a car dealership, and elsewhere as they navigate financial and mental health struggles. If you’d like to submit a story, use this Google form

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Yet Another Amazon Worker Has Died of Coronavirus

One warehouse associate at JFK8—Amazon’s massive fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York—has died of the novel coronavirus, in what is at least the third such death among the company’s ranks.

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Uber and Lyft Sued By California Attorney General For Driver Misclassification

The dubiously legal work model Uber and Lyft take advantage of has been under fire for years, but in the U.S., the epicenter of that fight has been California. Now, with the pandemic as a catalyst, that long-simmering battle has apparently spilled over in a lawsuit filed today by the state’s Attorney General, alleging…

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Kickstarter Prepares to Shed ‘Up to 45-Percent’ Of Staff

Kickstarter has been transparent that, as a result of the pandemic, the number of fundraising projects on the platform is nowhere near normal. Today, the company confirmed to Gizmodo that shrinking revenues have forced it to drastically reduce staff.

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Whole Foods Workers Are Starting a Strike Fund

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to highlight the struggles of essential workers, those same workers—who are performing considerably more dangerous jobs than they signed up for—are getting more organized and more sophisticated in their organizing tactics. Case in point: Whole Worker.

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‘My Wedding Photos Are the Last Photos I Have of “Normal”‘

This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from an audio engineer, a hotel manager, and more. If you’d like to submit a story, use this Google form and provide as much detail as you’re comfortable with; read this post

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