BossFeed Briefing for April 22, 2019. Last Monday the last female Yangtze soft-shell turtle died. Last Tuesday, the State Senate passed a bill to establish a statewide long-term care insurance program. Last Wednesday a New York City Councilmember announced he is drafting a bill to crack down on the way apps like DoorDash take tips from workers. This past Saturday was 4/20, a big day in fast food delivery. And this Thursday is Workers Memorial Day, which honors the lives of people who have died on the job.
Three things to know this week:
Several rabbis have advised their congregations that crossing a picket line is not kosher for Passover. The holiday began Friday, while more than 30,000 grocery store workers in New England are on strike against the Stop & Shop chain.
A new report we published late last week finds that Instacart workers are paid just $7.66/hour after expenses. This unique analysis draws on more than 1,400 pay records submitted by people working for the grocery delivery app.
Ivanka Trump was offered the job of heading the World Bank, but she says she passed it up because she was happy with her current position as special adviser. She has so far declined to state whether her father has offered her other top positions in global finance.
Two things to ask:
Does she know when to fold them? A Washington state legislator argued on the Senate floor last week that many nurses at small hospitals don't have a lot to do and “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” This argument was offered in opposition to a bill which would ensure health care workers get rest breaks.
Can u afford to has cheezburger? A group of Instagram content creators have formed a union of meme-makers — Local 69-420. They are organizing for more transparency, better support, stricter rules to ensure original content isn’t sold by others, and a fair share of the revenue their work brings to Instagram.
And one thing that's worth a closer look:
The mega nonprofit Seattle Goodwill pursues criminal charges for theft more often than any other retailer in the city of Seattle, Sydney Brownstone reports in a galling & important story for KUOW. One in three of the people Goodwill prosecutes are homeless, like the woman who was charged with theft after loss prevention at the store spied her taking a couple items from the kids section while her young son waited outside. Or the 29-year-old man who spent 19 days in jail for stealing $36.66 in the form of T-shirts, socks, and a pair of headphones. It’s appallingly aggressive and utterly without compassion — especially given that the items on the shelves are donated and that the institution claims to have a mission of helping poor people gain opportunities other than going to jail.
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