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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - December 10, 2019

SCOTUS Attacks Repro Rights / Fuel Industries Have Known All Along / Free Public Transit / E-Cars and Green Capitalism / Uberization / Jumping the Turnstiles / Sanders and Corbyn / UK Labour and Antisemitism / Chilean Women Change World Culture

Tidbits - May 16, 2019 - Reader Comments: Constitutional Crisis; School Shootings; War with Iran; Remembering Larry Hanley and Dan Clawson; Bernie Sanders; Vieques, Puerto Rico; Chelsea Manning; Eric Hobsbawm; Uber; lots more...

Reader Comments: Constitutional Crisis; School Shootings - Again; War with Iran; Remembering Larry Hanley and Dan Clawson; Bernie Sanders; Vieques, Puerto Rico; Chelsea Manning - Again; Eric Hobsbawm; Uber; Social Movement Photography; Huge Book Sale


What the Strike Ahead of Uber's IPO Exposes About American Inequality

Alana Semuels Time
One group who won’t benefit much from Uber’s IPO: its drivers, who numbered 3.9 million at the end of last year. They are likely to see their pay worsen as the company strives to become more profitable while facing public shareholder pressure.


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.


State "Uber" Legislation

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


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.
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