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Uber and Sexual Assault

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On December 7, 2019
No wonder Uber execs were so friendly to Trump. Uber has disclosed that 3,000 sexual assaults were reported on its U.S. rides last year, the first time it has revealed the scale of the safety problem that exists at ride-hailing companies. The reported assaults were part of Uber’s long-awaited safety study, published Thursday amid widespread […]

“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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The story of Nnamdi Uwazie, a Nigerian immigrant cab driver in Chicago, brings home a comparison rolling around in my head for a long time. It’s 4 p.m. and Nnamdi Uwazie has taken in only $122, which means he has another five hours to drive to just cover his daily costs. Another 15-hour day in […]

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 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

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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David Bensman has a really great piece on how the Teamsters are taking the lead on organizing Uber drivers in Seattle and how doing so has relied on the kind of community effort necessary for organizing in the modern day. It’s taken building not only union power but connections within immigrant communities, working with politicians, […]
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