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Can Worker Co-ops Make the Tech Sector More Equitable? 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?

Dec 21, 2017 / Michelle Chen

Uber San Francisco

Driving Uber Toward Unionization Driving Uber Toward Unionization

Despite significant legal hurdles, the ridesharing company’s drivers are fighting for fair working conditions.

Dec 16, 2016 / Michelle Chen

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Letters From the October 31, 2016, Issue Letters From the October 31, 2016, Issue

Hello, goodbye…
 Bern on, Bern out…
 With or without her…
 Media malfeasance…
 Pragmatism trumps purity…
 Uberteachers
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Oct 13, 2016 / Letters / Our Readers

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Letters From the October 24, 2016, Issue Letters From the October 24, 2016, Issue

Not so Gurley after all… I beg your pardon!… Why the fuss over Russ?… Disruption roulette… Collective responsibility…

Oct 6, 2016 / Letters / Our Readers

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.

Sep 7, 2016 / Feature / Alissa Quart

Green Taxi Denver

Denver Taxi Drivers Are Turning Uber’s Disruption on Its Head Denver Taxi Drivers Are Turning Uber’s Disruption on Its Head

In the bitter feud between tech firms and the taxi industry, drivers fight back with a killer app of their own: cooperative ownership.

Sep 7, 2016 / Cities Rising / Nathan Schneider

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s Technology Agenda Isn’t Good Enough Hillary Clinton’s Technology Agenda Isn’t Good Enough

And Bernie Sanders deserves some of the blame, too.

Jul 11, 2016 / Micah L. Sifry

Seattle Drivers Union

A New Law Is Letting Uber Drivers Unionize A New Law Is Letting Uber Drivers Unionize

After ride-hailing companies descended on Seattle and began slashing drivers’ pay, the City Council stepped in with a novel solution.

Jul 1, 2016 / Cities Rising / Mike O’Brien

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Does the Law Decide What Rights Are Afforded to Uber Drivers—or Does Uber? Does the Law Decide What Rights Are Afforded to Uber Drivers—or Does Uber?

The company is offering union-like organization to its employees, which will keep them from accessing the full benefits of an actual union.

Jun 22, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren Takes On the ‘Gig Economy’ Elizabeth Warren Takes On the ‘Gig Economy’

It’s one of the first serious attempts by Democrats to deal with the new part-time model for work.

May 20, 2016 / George Zornick

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