California Prop 22: Major Blow to Gig Workers and Entire Working Class
Yesterday, in a major blow to gig workers, California passed Prop 22. The measure allows companies like Lyft and Uber to continue classifying their employees as contractors, denying millions of gig workers rights to health insurance and a livable wage. We must demand full employment rights to all workers, and resist the “Uberization” of the economy.
Otto ForsNovember 4, 2020
California Gig Workers Win Historic Victory: Now It’s Time To Nationalize Big Tech
Companies like Uber, Lyft, and Doordash claim their millions of workers are “independent contractors," but that's really just an excuse to pay them less. Now these workers have won an important victory: In California, they will now be considered employees. The bill was signed into law today. But this is only the beginning.
Ben FredericksSeptember 18, 2019
Uber and Lyft Cruising Toward the Abyss
Uber and Lyft have become massive, billion-dollar tech giants employing at least 4 million people. Uber’s drivers, fed up with poverty pay and nonexistent benefits, went on strike on May 8. How can drivers win lasting gains?
Ben FredericksJune 4, 2019
[VIDEO] Cab Drivers Emergency Demonstration at NYC City Hall
After four driver suicides, taxi and Uber workers fight back on the steps of City Hall.
Left VoiceMarch 30, 2018
New York Drivers Pushed to Suicide in the “Gig” Economy
On Monday morning, long-time professional driver Douglas Schifter drove to City Hall and shot himself. Brother Schifter took his life out of desperation, but also out of protest.
Ben FredericksFebruary 8, 2018
Discipline, Time and Surplus Value in the Gig Economy
Foucault’s Discipline and Punish provides a valuable insight into the scientific arrangement of space and time in different settings.
Juan CAugust 18, 2017