Uber and Lyft drivers held a 25-hour strike in Los Angeles to protest pay cuts.
Contrary to the boosterism that we always hear from Trump, an MIT study revealed that on average an Uber-type driver’s income declined last year from $1,469 per month to $783, a drop of 47%.
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Immigrants, Muslims and their supporters in New York rally against Trump and his immigrant ban and in support of all immigrants.
Breaking news: participant report of New York protests against Trump’s anti-immigrant actions.
A woman ex-Uber driver details how they exploit their drivers with late fees, turning off your car, and their desire to get rid of their drivers altogether.
Uber drivers begin to organize against exploitation by their management but are sold out by unions bureaucrats; but some continue fighting for a real union.
Uber drivers in NYC, facing higher commissions to Uber and lower fares, went on strike and rallied at the Long Island City headquarters. The drivers purchasing cars through Uber are on top of that charged usurious interest.
THE SYRIAN REVOLUTION AS TEST OF WORLD POLITICS
I have been active in a number of student groups around labor and women’s issues. We always talk about “intersectionality” and recognizing different struggles. Somehow that didn’t seem to apply, though, when it came to the Syrian Revolution. Suddenly people didn’t want to talk about it. I [=>]