Court Rules California Gig Worker Initiative Is Unconstitutional

By Jeong Park, The Sacramento Bee. -

A California judge on Friday ruled that a 2020 ballot measure exempting rideshare and food delivery drivers from a state labor law is unconstitutional because it infringes on the Legislature’s [...]

You Can Ditch Uber For A Driver-Owned Rideshare App

By Whitney Kimball, Gizmodo. -

The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City [...]

Union Leaders: No Deals With Uber And Lyft!

By Peter Olney And Rand Wilson, Stansbury Forum -

Trade union members, and everyone else supportive of workers’ rights, should be very concerned about proposed legislation in New York, Massachusetts, and other states that would allow limited [...]

UK Top Court Gives Uber Drivers Benefits In Landmark Ruling

By Kelvin Chan, AP News. -

London - Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a decision that threatens the company’s business model and holds [...]

Uber And Lyft Are Preparing To Block Labor Rights For Gig Economy Workers

By Rob Galbraith, Public Accountability. -

After California passed a law extending labor protections to gig economy workers, Uber, Lyft, and other gig economy employers overturned it on election day 2020 with a $200 million ballot [...]

Driver Lawsuit Says Uber And Lyft’s Proposition 22 Is Unconstitutional

By Dara Kerr, CNet. -

A trio of ride-hail drivers filed a lawsuit in California's Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging Proposition 22 is unconstitutional. The proposition was voted into law by California residents in [...]

NYC Drivers Cooperative Aims To Smash Uber’s Exploitative Model

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Ken Lewis grew up on the island of Grena­da, and wit­nessed the pro­gres­sive after­math of its 1979 rev­o­lu­tion. ​“I remem­ber the pow­er of coop­er­a­tives, peo­ple get­ting land, turn­ing [...]

Uber Drivers Strike As Execs Make Millions Off IPO

By Negin Owliaei, -

With the ring of a bell, controversial former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick became a billionaire on Friday when the ridesharing company made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. But while Uber [...]

Outside Uber HQ, Drivers Demand A Cut Of The Riches

By Patrick Howell O'Neill, -

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Just days ahead of Silicon Valley’s most hyped mega-IPO, a group of a several hundred Uber drivers gathered in front of the company’s San Francisco headquarters and took [...]

The Uber IPO: Billions For Investors, Increased Exploitation For Workers

By Shannon Jones, -

The valuation of ride share company Uber hit $82.4 billion after an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its stock on Thursday, one of the largest IPOs in the US since Facebook. The sale further [...]

Thousands Of Uber Drivers Are Striking In Los Angeles

By Alexia Fernández Campbell,  -

Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles are refusing to pick up customers today — part of a one-day strike to protest Uber’s recent decision to slash pay rates for drivers in the area. Last week, [...]

McDonald’s, UberEats And Wetherspoon Workers Strike Over Pay

By Staff, -

UberEats riders and a small number of workers from JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's and TGI Fridays have been staging walkouts in a pay dispute. Protests were being held in several UK cities, along [...]

Meet The Militant Taxi Drivers Union That Just Defeated Uber And Lyft

By Chris Brooks, -

On August 14, the scrappy but militant 21,000 member union representing taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers in New York City won a landmark legislative victory establishing the country’s first cap [...]

‘The Gig Economy’ Is The New Term For Serfdom

By Chris Hedges, -

A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from Queens, Nicanor Ochisor, hanged himself in his garage March 16, saying in a note he left behind that the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft had made [...]

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