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Category: Unions

Wildcat strikes come to the gig economy

In what could be a “preview of coming attractions” a wildcat strike broke out in London earlier this month at the food deliver service Deliveroo.   While not a big player in the U.S., Deliveroo uses couriers to transport hot food from restaurants that can’t afford their own delivery staff to customers in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Australia and London.

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Allegation of Corruption in Uber Drivers Union

Huck Konopacki: from Labor Notes

A new organization called the “Independent Drivers Guild” has been formed to represent an estimated 35,000 Uber in New York.   This guild was founded by Uber and the Machinists union and will give drivers a process to appeal their terminations and will form a new “Works Council” intended to give them a voice in communicating with management.

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