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As the labor movement has continued to struggle, there’s been a greater turn to the idea of sectoral bargaining, by which we mean large-scale industry wide contracts that would bring a lot of workers into the labor movement at once. There’s a good reason for this. A couple actually. First, this is largely how things […]
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Unionbusting Instacart

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On January 22, 2021
Color me angry but by no means surprised. Instacart is laying off every employee who voted to unionize, Motherboard reports. The news comes as the company shuts down in-store operations at some grocery stores amid the coronavirus pandemic and doubles down on curbside pickups. The layoffs impact 10 unionized workers at a grocery store called […]
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Gig Workers Are Employees

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On July 21, 2020
Good on Massachusetts: Uber and Lyft should treat their drivers in Massachusetts as employees with the right to receive benefits, instead of misclassifying them as independent contractors, the state’s attorney general said in a lawsuit filed against the ride-hailing companies. The suit, made public on Tuesday, makes Massachusetts the second state after California to challenge […]
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