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 Building Bridges 
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 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg  
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Ubers Race to the Bottom
Bhairavi Desai, NYTWA Bhairavi Desai, NYTWA Executive Director

A NYS Administrative Law Judge upheld that Uber was the employer of former
drivers, all members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, who won unemployment insurance claims in NYS. This ruling sets the stage for other lawsuits in cases involving Ubers assertion that its drivers are independent contractors. This comes close after Ubers loss in a massive wage theft lawsuit filed by NYTWA and massive driver resistance to Uber imposed fare
cuts. Ubers race to the bottom extends to all taxi workers by its flooding the streets with drivers so that making a living entails countless hours on the road. But Ubers race to the bottom also extends to its business model which many observers contend is not sustainable in light of its continuing financial losses. And now Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was forced to resign by its investors in a scandal exposing a workplace culture of sexual harassment at Uber.
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How Seattle Uber Drivers Won the Right to Unionize
Jessica Descarieux, the Real News Network
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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