And we're ready to empower workers through transparency, education and a little tool we call HourTracker. There's nothing to download, just go to app.hourvoice.com on your phone or from your laptop, supply a few details (which we keep confidential), and start empowering yourself. Let us know how it goes, good or not-so-good. [...]
HourVoice has just been invited to pitch at the Legal Tech Innovators Showcase on Tuesday March 15 at WeWork, 332 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Yes, it's free. You can talk with us at our table starting at 4:30, then watch us make our pitch at 5:30. Very excited, gotta practice!
HourVoice made the news: HourVoice: Workers' Rights Smartphone App to Launch in Chicago. Another one of senior advisor Sean Tenner's connections, Jay Bouchard, works the social justice beat for the Medill News Service, and HourVoice spent a few hours with Jay to talk about how HourVoice was conceived and what [...]
HourVoice just completed a two-day dissection of its business model by mentors at The Workers Lab, and I think we survived. Through some very lucky networking (thanks to Aaron Sojourner of U of Minnesota), we heard about the opportunity just the day before the deadline, and hustled up an application. HourVoice [...]
Here's a great chart for getting a sense of how much the labor market has loosened and tightened over the past ten years: The interactive version, where you can see specific data points, is here. The key data points are: March 2007: 1.4 unemployed people per job opening July 2009: [...]
Kati Sipp, driving force behind Hack the Union, graciously agreed to interview me (Don) about HourVoice through the miracle of Internet video and Google Hangouts. Let's just say I'm not a cinematographer, and you might want to just listen rather than watch. With those disclaimers, can see/hear the interview here.
The National Labor Relations Board has upheld a Florida judge's ruling against Samsung, saying that it can't force employees to waive their rights to file class-action suits. The NLRB said that employees can't be told that hiring agreements mean they sign away "their right to maintain employment-related joint, class, or collective [...]
Forked: A New Standard for American Dining, has just been published. It's a project from the Restaurant Opportunities Center, and written by ROC United co-director/founder Saru Jayaraman. There are two ways to approach this book. The first, easy way is to scan the tables that list "Low Road" and "High Road" [...]