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Prop 22 Ruled Unconstitutional

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On August 22, 2021
Good news in the battle for gig workers. A California state judge struck down a voter-approved ballot measure bankrolled by Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., DoorDash Inc. and Instacart Inc. that declared drivers for the companies were independent contractors. Proposition 22, which passed in a statewide vote in November, exempts the so-called gig economy businesses […]
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The California ballot measures were incredibly depressing in 2020, as corporate campaigns convinced Californians that corporate domination over their lives was a good idea. That Prop 22 passed is a sign of the work we need to do to bring more politics into people’s lives and convince them that an overtly anti-unregulated capitalist politics is […]

Our Tech Betters

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On August 12, 2020

So much DISRUPTION! Uber would likely shut down temporarily for several months if a court does not overturn a recent ruling requiring it to classify its drivers as full-time employees, CEO Dara Khos

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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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“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 capitalism and the ways we as a society think about these things. These companies were heralded as “revolutionary.” They were the ultimate […]

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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