Labor issues at GitHub, Facebook’s new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22 –

This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the DC area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault … Read More

German Bionic raises $20M led by Samsung for exoskeleton tech to supercharge human labor –

Exoskeleton technology has been one of the more interesting developments in the world of robotics: instead of building machines that replace humans altogether, build hardware that humans can wear to … Read More

Google faces complaint from NLRB alleging surveillance of employees and other labor violations –

The National Labor Relations Board today issued a complaint against Google after investigating the firing of several employees last November. The complaint alleges Google violated parts of the National Labor … Read More

Altana raises $7M to protect supply chains from disruptions, child labor –

Supply chains used to be one of those magical elements of capitalism that seemed to be designed by Apple: they just worked. Minus the occasional salmonella outbreak in your vegetable … Read More

Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections –

Welcome back to Human Capital. In this week’s edition of HC, you’ll read about the latest labor struggles at Amazon and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President-Elect Joe Biden’s promises to … Read More

Apple places supplier Pegatron on probation over labor conditions –

Apple has suspended new business with supplier Pegatron after the Taiwan-based original equipment manufacturer misclassified student workers. Apple also said Pegatron broke its Code of Conduct for suppliers. In a … Read More