2019-08-30 11:46:08

Rideshare Drivers Organize Ahead of Labor Day



GUEST: Leonardo Diaz, an Uber/Lyft driver and Coral Itzcalli, a long-time labor organizer and the Communications Director of SEIU Local 721 and spokesperson for the Mobile Workers Alliance

BACKGROUND: Just days before Labor Day, a major political battle is being fought in the nation's largest state over workers rights. California's Assembly Bill 5, if passed, would have serious consequences for the so-called gig economy, forcing major corporations like Uber and Lyft to treat their workers as employees rather than independent contractors.

This week Uber and Lyft workers protested in front of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco supporting AB 5 and demanding that Uber stop its concerted lobbying efforts against the bill. The rally was part of a 3-day caravan of rideshare drivers and labor organizers up and down California.

california Free Speech TV Labor Day Leondardo Diaz Lyft Rideshare Rising Up with Sonali San Francisco SEIU Local 721 Sonali Kolhatkar Uber Workers' Rights

Economy

The Randi Rhodes' Show

President Biden's Baby Formula Plan

President Biden's Baby Formula Plan

Rising Up With Sonali

Undoing the Racial Wealth Gap

Undoing the Racial Wealth Gap

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

Rising Up With Sonali

Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

Related

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Five Dollar Friday

Five Dollar Friday

Rising Up With Sonali

Trump’s Criminality is Apparent. So Why No Charges?

Trump’s Criminality is Apparent. So Why No Charges?

FSTV Speaks

FSTV Speaks: Investing in the Planet

FSTV Speaks: Investing in the Planet

Rising Up With Sonali

Can We “Agree to Disagree” in Order to Save Our Democracy?

Can We “Agree to Disagree” in Order to Save Our Democracy?

Proud Partners