January 2022 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

January 2022

Sidney's Picks: Abuse on the Line; Amazon's Alleged Threats

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Ant and Carrie Coleman, Creative Commons, non-commercial, unaltered. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Customer service reps endure terrible working conditions including harassment and abuse by customers. (ProPublica)
  • Amazon illegally threatened and surveilled workers in New York City ahead of a union election, NLRB prosecutors allege. (Al Jazeera/Bloomberg, Vice, WaPo)
  • Nothing sacred: These apps reserve the right to sell your prayers. (Buzzfeed)
  • Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald drive online harassment of female journalists, according to new report. (Brookings) 

Sidney's Picks: The End of the Line for a Child-Jailing Judge

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Truthout, Creative Commons.

Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Kroger Workers Going Hungry; Art Institute of Chicago Votes to Unionize

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Art Institute of Chicago by Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons.

The Best of the Week’s News:

Sidney's Picks: Union-Busting Goldmine Merger & Starbucks Walkout

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Bullion Vault, Creative Commons.

Best of the Week’s News:

  • When two giant gold mines merged, miners paid the price. (High Country News, Hillman Grantee) 
  • Workers at the nation’s only unionized Starbucks walked off the job this week over Covid safety concerns. (Buffalo News) 
  • Canadian officials reach a $31.5 billion deal to compensate Indigenous kids put in foster care unnecessarily. (WaPo)
  • Comics creators at Image Comics vote to certify their historic union. (Gizmodo)
  • National Labor Relations Board rules that the New York Times illegally interfered with union organizing by tech workers. (Reuters)