Corporations Are Trying to Co-opt Mindfulness to Avoid Meeting Workers’ Needs

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Truthout interviewed Beth Gutelius, research director for the Center for Urban Economic Development and senior researcher at the Great Cities Institute at UIC, in a story about Amazon’s new WorkingWell program, which is designed to address worker’s health issues.

“It’s sort of like lipstick on a pig, or a Band-Aid over a gaping wound,” Beth Gutelius, research director at the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, told Truthout. “If you listen to workers, the root cause of their psychological stress is the pace of work, it’s the feeling of an algorithm sitting on your shoulder constantly and surveilling your every movement.”

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