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Labor law makes the lives of workers better, which is why employers and Republicans hate it. At first, I could support myself and my son. But over time my earnings fell as Lyft kept changing their payment structure and cutting the bonuses we could qualify for. Soon I was getting less than half of what […]

“Lost”

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On August 24, 2019

Watching Uber and Lyft fall on their faces is hilarious. Everything about the fact that these companies are hemorrhaging money after all the hype says what you need to know both about contemporary cap

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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 higher rates and labor costs. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Teamsters labor union intends to begin working to organize drivers soon. […]
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The Uber Scabs

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On February 2, 2017
Sarah Jaffe notes that the #DeleteUber campaign is a good lesson to a new generation of the absolute evil of scabbing. These days (and in this economy), we’re more likely to hear justifications for crossing a picket line that are born of necessity, but also of the ascendance of neoliberal, me-first ideology. “I have to […]

Delete Uber

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On January 30, 2017

I’ve railed against Uber for a long time. As a company that seeks to profit off of not providing its employees any protection, basically exploiting independent contractor law to place all the bu

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The more one knows about Uber, the more shocking its corporate culture and behavior becomes. It needs more drivers with decent cars. So what is its solution? Offer drivers sub-prime loans for cars at high interest rates! To solve that problem, the company has raised $1 billion to start Xchange Leasing, a sub-prime lender with […]

Uber, An Employer

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On April 12, 2016

Uber and Lyft run their whole model on assuming their “employees” are independent contractors, meaning that the companies get to rake in the profit without assuming most of the risks and c

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