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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 costs of the operation. This is of course dubious and hopefully the courts will find in this way. Alex Rosenblat sums up her research […]

Uber and Employment

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On January 5, 2016

Stephen Greenhouse has your must-read long-read of the day in his exposé of Uber and the argument that their drivers are not employees. He discusses several key points that observers of the Uber econ

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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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