The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying a bill state lawmakers passed this week to extend minimum wage and other protections to independent contractors.
Noam ScheiberThe new contractor law in CA is forcing a lot of businesses to decide if they're going to preemptively comply and convert their workers to employees, or fight it out in court. So here's where Uber is landing on that one.
The companies seem to have fallen short in efforts to dodge legislation classifying many workers in the gig economy as employees and not contractors.
Noam ScheiberHow on earth did California get to the point where it's about to knee-cap two of its biggest tech darlings? @kateconger and I report on the making of a massive headache for Uber and Lyft.
Noam ScheiberOther than the day Uber was founded, this is probably the biggest day in the history of the gig economy. California's about to fundamentally alter the trajectory of these companies. Here's how it happened.
Tuesday: Here’s what we know so far. Also: A look at the future of work in California.
Noam ScheiberIn the next two weeks California could change the trajectory of the gig economy by requiring Uber, Lyft and the like to classify workers as employees. Here's a dispatch from the front lines of that fight (second item)
Worker organizing is often being done with little union involvement or help. “It’s an opportunity being squandered,” one former labor official said.
Noam ScheiberWorkers are rising up all over the country, but they're often doing it without unions. Can unions catch up to the moment, or will they get left behind and continue their decline?
Noam ScheiberWorkers in the massive video game industry are organizing in unprecedented ways. But it's not the work of unions. It's the work of people like @EmmaKinema, who spends 60 hrs/wk organizing after working a full-time $13/hour job. How will labor respond?
Noam ScheiberThe people successfully organizing workers in the massive video game industry don’t work for unions. They’re volunteers like 24-yr-old Emma Kinema, who spends 60 hrs a week on the ground there, on top of her full-time, $13/hr job. Your move labor movement!
Just like other tech companies that have struggled to tackle misinformation on their platforms, Amazon has proven unable or unwilling to effectively police third-party sellers on its site. A Wall Street Journal investigation found 4,152 items...
Mr. Sanders rolled out a plan for organized labor as more than a dozen Democratic candidates pitched themselves to union members in Iowa.
Noam ScheiberOne of the country's most powerful union leaders tells Dem presidential candidates: support our plan for making it easier to unionize and bargain, or we won't support you. Bernie obliges
Noam ScheiberSEIU says anyone running for president is going to have a problem winning its endorsement unless they have an ambitious plan to make it easier for workers to organize and bargain.