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As it turns out, when you build an industry on labor exploitation such as Uber and Lyft did, especially in the guise of the “gig worker,” which actually means “no rights and all the responsibilities,” those workers are going to make other choices when they can. And they are doing so right now. 鈥淒rivers are […]
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The Gigification of America

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On February 25, 2021
When California voters chose alliance with giant corporations over worker rights in their Prop 22 votes, they may have stopped one of the most important attempts to gain a hold of this economy before it eats us all up. The risk is that is going to blow up the entire system of labor law. Unions […]
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Uber Targeting Labor Activists

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On August 29, 2020
This is an excellent but disturbing story about how the gig company consultants are personally targeting labor activists fighting to support AB5, the bill that gives gig workers employment rights. Dubal seems to have become a target in a complex campaign involving social media harassment, take-down articles on conservative websites and actions by at least […]
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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鈥檚 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 […]
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