90 episodes

Promoting Worker Rights Worldwide

Solidarity Center Solidarity Center

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Promoting Worker Rights Worldwide

    Driving Toward a Fair Future @ Work

    Driving Toward a Fair Future @ Work

    Delivery drivers and other app-based workers often struggle to improve their difficult, and even dangerous, working conditions. In the final episode of My Boss Is a Robot, two veteran union organizers offer insights and strategies that gig workers can use to win their rights on the job–from the nuts and bolts of nurturing leaders and tapping into social media to connect with each other, to taking their campaign to the public and media. Says one organizer: “It’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen when people take their power back, and collectively.” Episode summary

    • 25 min
    Tips to Help Delivery Drivers Form Unions

    Tips to Help Delivery Drivers Form Unions

    When a worker dies on the job, shouldn’t their families receive some compensation from the company? App-based delivery drivers and other gig workers don’t. Despite unfair working conditions, many gig workers need to be convinced to join together to get the basic benefits granted to employees in traditional jobs. On this episode of My Boss Is a Robot, union organizers in the Philippines talk about how they reach workers who believe that they should not–or cannot–stand up for their rights on the job.   Find Out More Episode summary Grab Riders in Metro Manila Strike Against Unjust Fare Decrease Illegally […]

    • 19 min
    Tech Discrimination: The New Way We Work?

    Tech Discrimination: The New Way We Work?

    Drivers delivering your pizza are being paid by an algorithm–and the longer they work, the less they are paid. On this episode of My Boss Is a Robot, experts discuss whether we are heading toward a potential future where job autonomy and fair compensation become obsolete. Episode summary

    • 20 min
    Gaming the System: App Workers Rarely Win

    Gaming the System: App Workers Rarely Win

    Way back when factories were the new thing, there were no rules to stop the big industrialists from paying starvation wages and putting workers’ lives in danger in fire-prone buildings. Today, those out-of-control bosses have been replaced by apps. If apps miscalculate and send drivers in the wrong direction, or lower wages for drivers stuck in traffic, it’s the driver who loses wages, or is even booted from the platform. The latest episode of My Boss Is a Robot shows that for app-based  companies, these are not bugs–they are built into an algorithmic system designed to move money from workers […]

    • 16 min
    App Workers Seek Level Playing Field

    App Workers Seek Level Playing Field

    . For app-based workers like delivery drivers, the “free” in freelancer comes at a high cost. The second episode of the Solidarity Center Podcast series, My Boss Is a Robot, explores their battle for fair treatment as they seek to be recognized by companies like Uber and Deliveroo as the employees they really are. Episode summary

    • 19 min
    21st Century Workplace: Exploitation by App

    21st Century Workplace: Exploitation by App

    . If you work seven days a week, 12 hours a day and don’t make enough money to pay the bills, you can talk to your boss, right? Not if your boss is an app. Find out the global impact of app-controlled working conditions on “My Boss Is a Robot,” the new Solidarity Center Podcast series that launches with a deep dive into the realities of being a food delivery driver in Colombia. Episode Summary

    • 22 min

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