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Uber Wins Big in NLRB SuperShuttle Decision

Alison Griswold Quartz
If SuperShuttle drivers, with all their restrictions and prohibitions, aren’t employees in the eyes of a Republican NLRB, then Uber’s case before that same board is no longer a question mark. It’s a slam dunk.

Rural Communities Don't Use Uber and Lyft

Aditi Shrikant Vox
Transportation experts see Uber and Lyft as the future. But rural communities still don’t use them. Only 19 percent of Americans in rural areas use ride-hailing apps.

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State "Uber" Legislation

Gali Racabi On Labor
State TNC and MC Legislation: Preemption and Employment Status of Drivers

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Grab and Gojek Drivers in Indonesia Push to Unionize

Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih and Andi Rahman Alamsyah TheNewsLens
Motorcycle taxi drivers in Indonesia are protesting for better wages and working conditions, and calling on the government to regulate the app-based ride industry. This activity is encouraging but these gig economy workers face many challenges in trying to build a sustainable union.

Unions and the Gig-Economy: The Case of AirBnB

Steven Tufts Socialist Project
The so-called gig-economy is celebrated, maligned, fetishized, and qualified by analysts. Whether it is called the collaborative, platform, crowd-sourcing, or sharing-economy, the rise of peer-to-peer exchanges does raise important questions for workers. Do emerging ‘sharing-economy’ platforms such as Uber and Airbnb mark a significant shift in production and distribution systems? Are they emancipatory or exploitive?

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There is Life After Uber

Sam Levin The Guardian
After London stripped the service of its license, stories from Austin, Alaska and Denmark offer a preview of what could be next for the city’s transportation.

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Disrupt the Citizen: Against Ride Sharing

Nikil Saval n+1
The removal of a single toxic CEO, like the condemning of a single home in the wake of a chemical leak, won’t make the region livable.

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

Jia Tolentino The New Yorker
The American obsession with self-reliance, which makes it more acceptable to applaud an individual for working oneself to death than to argue that an individual working her/himself to death is evidence of a flawed economic system. The contrast between the gig economy’s rhetoric (everyone is always connecting, having fun, and killing it!) and the conditions that allow it to exist (a lack of dependable employment that pays a living wage) makes this kink especially clear.
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