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Uber news and analysis from The Nation
June 1, 2021
Gig Workers of the World Are Uniting
How do you beat companies that can spend hundreds of millions of dollars to exempt themselves from labor law? You organize.
March 3, 2021
Silicon Valley’s Offer of Sectoral Bargaining Is a Trick
If national union leaders acquiesce to the creation of a third category of worker in exchange for sectoral bargaining, collective begging will replace collective bargaining.
November 10, 2020
Can American Labor Survive Prop 22?
The California ballot measure could be the most radical undoing of labor legislation since Taft-Hartley.
November 4, 2020
California Chooses Criminal Justice Reform
Results are not final, and some are not progressive, but Golden State voters continue to turn away from the tough-on-crime course set in the 1990s.
October 9, 2020
The Future of the Gig Economy Is on the Ballot
California’s Prop 22 would make the misclassification of Uber and Lyft drivers permanent.
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January 10, 2020
California’s New ‘Gig Worker’ Law Will Hurt Freelancers
Intended to protect Uber, Lyft, and other exploited contract workers, the new statute will severely damage writers, photographers, and artists.
July 13, 2018
Can New York Rein in Uber?
The ride-sharing app has disrupted the entire industry—and left drivers in the lurch.
May 22, 2018
New York’s Taxi System Is Broken—Can This Workers’ Plan Fix It?
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance wants to standardize pay, secure healthcare, and otherwise make cab driving a sustainable career.
February 26, 2018
Are Uber’s Anti-Regulatory Crusades Hurting Drivers and Their Cities?
By pushing business-friendly legislation, the ridesharing industry could be starving cities of taxes that could otherwise be invested in public transportation.
December 21, 2017
Can Worker Co-ops Make the Tech Sector More Equitable?
The crowdwork sector is dominated by low-paid gigs—can communally run companies make these jobs sustainable?