Amazon workers, unions and advocates plan a series of protests and strikes on the busiest shopping days of the year. Called Make Amazon Pay, the consortium spans 22 countries and will stage strikes in Italy and France, garment worker protests in Cambodia and Bangladesh, as well as protests across the U.S. Read more >>
Here's what else we're reading in the news:
- The Los Angeles Unified School District is investigating its use of Edgenuity, a virtual class software for which it spent millions of dollars during the pandemic.
- The Port of Los Angeles has put a request for proposals for zero-emission, short-haul container vehicles by January 4.
- Rivian has told some customers that their reserved electric vehicles will be delivered as soon as March.
- Tesla is now requiring video collection of the car's exterior and interior when its full self-driving mode is turned on.
In LA, Advocacy Groups Plan a Virtual Town Hall
Among the many protests demanding Amazon increase wages and improve workers' conditions is a virtual town hall being held by a host of progressive advocacy groups in Los Angeles on Cyber Monday. Organizers say the event will focus on Amazon's practices as well as enforcement of a new California law requiring warehouses disclose productivity quotas to workers and government agencies.
Seven Travel Apps to Get You Through the Holidays
Traveling on a budget? Need tips to explore a new city? Maybe need to get some meditation done? For those trying to make last-minute travel plans (and assuming you're vaccinated), here are a few apps and services — many of them based in L.A. — that can help.
How Natalie Gordon Took Babylist from a Side Project to an Industry Leader
It started as a side project, but Natalie Gordon's Babylist is now a fast-growing, multimillion-dollar business. Gordon tells the Behind Her Empire podcast how she overcame her fears and grew Babylist into the best baby registry service for parents, according to Healthline.
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