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Bus lane hero

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On August 15, 2019

One subset of what we might call “Seattle twitter” has been debating how we should think about the woman in this video: https://twitter.com/JaimeSeattle/status/1159268600391196673 This wom

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Teachers Strike, Round Two

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On August 30, 2018
Last year’s teacher strikes were incredibly inspiring, in part because they came out of the most conservative parts of the nation. And yesterday’s massacre of Oklahoma Republicans who refused to vote for the tax increases to pay teachers shows the real power of this movement, as decentralized and locally contextual as it presently is. Of […]

Unionize Uber

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On March 19, 2017

Great news out of Seattle: A judge in Washington State has rejected Uber’s attempt to overturn a Seattle ordinance that gives its drivers the right to unionize, potentially opening the door for high

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Oh Uber. Whenever it comes up in the news, you know it’s going to be because they are doing something awful again. Late last month, Uber sued the city of Seattle, challenging the city’s authority to implement a landmark law allowing drivers in the gig economy to unionize. It was an opening shot in what […]

The First Shooting

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On January 25, 2017

It really is only a matter of time before a Trumpite murders a protestor. And probably also only a matter of slightly longer time before organized violence against protestors becomes normalized. The v

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Uber Unions

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On December 16, 2015
Yay for Seattle ruling that Uber and Lyft drivers are not independent contractors and thus have the right to join a union. Of course Uber and Lyft are as anti-union as any other company in history and so are going to fight this to the bitter end, especially their business model is predicated on exploiting […]
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