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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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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 […]

Our Tech Betters

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On August 12, 2020

So much DISRUPTION! Uber聽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聽Khos

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Uber and Sexual Assault

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On December 7, 2019
No wonder Uber execs were so friendly to Trump. Uber has disclosed that 3,000 sexual assaults were reported on its U.S. rides last year, the first time it has revealed the scale of the safety problem that exists at ride-hailing companies. The reported assaults were part of Uber鈥檚 long-awaited safety study, published Thursday amid widespread […]

“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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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 […]

Unionize Uber

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On March 19, 2017

Great news out of Seattle: A judge in Washington State has rejected Uber鈥檚 attempt to overturn a Seattle ordinance that gives its drivers the right to unionize, potentially opening the door for high

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