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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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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 Khosrowshahi said in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle Wednesday on MSNBC. “If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be […]
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Labor law makes the lives of workers better, which is why employers and Republicans hate it. At first, I could support myself and my son. But over time my earnings fell as Lyft kept changing their payment structure and cutting the bonuses we could qualify for. Soon I was getting less than half of what […]

“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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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 higher rates and labor costs. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Teamsters labor union intends to begin working to organize drivers soon. […]
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