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This year, musicians got fired up about climate change

This year, musicians got fired up about climate change

Billie Eilish, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter redefining pop stardom, recently spoke with the the LA Times about her climate anxiety. It’s taken the form of bad dreams, spooky lyrics, and high fashion: a week earlier, Eilish wore a characteristically oversized “No Music on a Dead Planet” tee to the American Music Awards. “We’re about to die…
Google has fired another worker-activist

Google has fired another worker-activist

Google has fired another worker-activist, Kathryn Spiers. Spier, who worked on the platform security team, was generally tasked with writing code for browser notifications to automatically notify employees or guidelines and company policies while surfing the web. According to Spiers, Google fired her because she created a browser notification to educate her colleagues about their…
Fired Google workers will file federal complaint alleging the company wrongfully terminated them

Fired Google workers will file federal complaint alleging the company wrongfully terminated them

The four ex-Google employees, also known as the “Thanksgiving Four,” who were fired right before the holiday, are planning to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. “We look forward to hearing the NLRB’s findings, which we expect will confirm that Google acted unlawfully,” ex-Googlers Laurence Berland, Paul Duke, Rebecca Rivers and Sophie…
Fired Google employees will charge the company with unfair labor practices

Fired Google employees will charge the company with unfair labor practices

A group of four former Google employees who were recently fired plan to file labor charges against the company, accusing the search giant of retaliating against legally protected organizing activity. The four former employees — Laurence Berland, Paul Duke, Rebecca Rivers, and Sophie Waldman — were all involved in internal activism at the company, and…
Google fired Rebecca Rivers, an employee who questioned its work with Customs and Border Protection

Google fired Rebecca Rivers, an employee who questioned its work with Customs and Border...

A former Google employee who helped organize a petition against Google working with US immigration agencies has been fired from the company in what some are viewing as an attack on worker activism within the search giant’s rank and file. Rebecca Rivers, a former Google software engineer, announced on her personal Twitter account that her…

Ask HN: Who Wants to Be Fired?

I'm the sole developer working on my current project, which is overhauling a massive DOS era application, as well as overhauling an early 2000s era CRM/business management tool, that almost all of our work happens through.Did I mention that the DOS application is a HIPAA billing application that must meet all HIPAA guidelines as well…

IBM fired 100k employees to be more appealing to Millenials

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Some airlines are banning Apple’s MacBook Pros even if they weren’t...

In June, Apple recalled the 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, sold between September 2015 and February 2017, because the battery “may pose a fire safety risk,” and the FAA soon reminded airlines not to carry those laptops with defective batteries on board. But some airlines are now banning Apple laptops whether they’ve got a…

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