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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 Fredericks

September 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 Fredericks

June 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 Voice

March 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 Fredericks

February 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 C

August 18, 2017