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1.  Sleeping at the Wheel: The Uber Files, the Media, and the Coup Against Labor Rights  

2022-08-09


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The recent reporting on the Uber Files—a series of 124,000 communications, dated from 2013 until 2017, that Mark McGann, one of Uber’s top lobbyists, leaked to The Guardian—has shed light… The post Sleeping at the Wheel: The Uber Files, the Media, and the Coup Against Labor Rights appeared first on Projec...

2.  More Than 50 U.S. Gig Workers Murdered on the Job in Five Years  

2022-04-06


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New report lists Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and Grubhub worker victims, and the tally is likely even higher

3.  Washington State Looks to Become the Second, After California, Where Uber and Lyft Drivers Can’t Be Employees  

2022-03-09


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The bill, backed by the two companies, would prevent drivers from receiving some employee benefits

4.  Secretive Algorithm Will Now Determine Uber Driver Pay in Many Cities  

2022-03-01


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The company has long used ride time and mileage to decide driver pay but is now turning to an opaque calculation called “Upfront Fares”

5.  ‘Massachusetts Is Not For Sale’ Campaign  

2022-02-27


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Big tech wants to avoid financial responsiblities in a Massachusetts referendum.

7.  Gig Companies Are Disguising Exploitation as Social Justice  

2022-02-19


Jacobin Magazine
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In November 2020, the people of California voted to pass Proposition 22, which classified workers for rideshare and delivery companies as independent contractors instead of employees. The ballot measure was a direct response to the California State Legislature passing Assembly Bill 5, which had classifie...

8.  Europe Is Finally Recognizing That Platform Workers Aren’t Self-Employed  

2021-12-13


Jacobin Magazine
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Sometimes change comes from the most unlikely of places. The European Commission — the unelected body of technocrats that designs European Union legislation — isn’t exactly known as a friend of the worker. EU commissioners and their staff are more likely to be found having coffee with corporate lobbyist...

9.  On Contact: The Gig Economy  

2022-02-09


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After the end of World War II, two generations of workers in the United States were blessed with a period of unprecedented prosperity. Wages for the working class were high. Jobs were stable and came with benefits and health insurance. Unions protected workers from abuse by the business elites. Taxe...

10.  Chris Hedges and Louis Hyman on the Harmful Gig Economy  

2022-02-06


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On the show Chris Hedges discusses the gig economy to Louis Hyman, Professor of Economic History at Cornell University.

11.  Union Head Rejects CDC Covid Guidelines That Put 'Corporate Interests' Over Pilot Safety  

2021-12-30


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“No pilot should feel pressured to fly before they are medically fit to do so. Period.”

12.  Outrage among US workers over CDC decision to reduce quarantine guidelines  

2021-12-29


World Socialist Web Site
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The CDC announcement has stunned and angered workers who are being confronted with the fact that the corporate and political establishment consider their lives and those of their friends and relatives expendable.

13.  Improvements For NYC’s Delivery Workers’ Safety And Working Conditions To Start In January  

2021-12-27


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A slate of city laws for delivery workers is set to kick in the new year and will roll out in stages, commencing in January with more oversight of the delivery apps and increased transparency for the more than 65,000 delivery workers in New York City. Starting next month, delivery apps must be licensed b...