Tech at Work: Amazon caravan protest, Genderifys algorithmic bias and using BIPOC

Welcome back to Tech at Work, where we look at labor, diversity and inclusion. Given the amount of activity in this space, were going to ramp this up from bi-weekly to weekly.
This week, were looking at the latest action from a group of Amazon warehouse workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, how to avoid Genderifys massive algorithmic bias fail and the rise of the use of BIPOC, which stands for Black, Indigenous and people of color, and how to properly use the term.

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Amazon warehouse workers stage sunrise action

Amazon delivery drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area are kicking off the month by protesting the e-commerce giants labor practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a caravan, workers plan to head to Amazons San Leandro warehouse this morning to pressure the company to shut down the facility for a thorough cleaning.
They are having COVID cases reported and theyre not being truthful about how many, and theyre not being reported right away, Amazon worker Adrienne Williams told TechCrunch. Were seeing this pattern of Amazon finding out and then not telling people for two weeks so they dont have to pay anyone.

Join us as we deliver a petition demanding Amazon shut down DSF4 for deep cleaning in defense of Black and Latinx lives. Systemic racism has led to BIPOC folks being most impacted by COVID. Solidarity with our communities means protecting us from it.
Bay Area Amazonians (@AmazonArea) July 27, 2020
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