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Monthly Archives: September, 2021

“It’s not a driver shortage, it’s a driver strike:” How gig workers organized against Prop. 22 before the California Supreme Court called it ‘unconstitutional’

By Luke Wrin Piper :: July 21 saw gig workers across the country strike, demanding what they see as the bare essentials of working life that gig giants Uber, Lyft, … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

For U.S. immigrants, pandemic widens the chasm between two homes

By Menal Raach :: Maggie Escobar poses for a photo in Grizzly Peak, Berkeley, CA, on August 3, 2021 Photo by Menel Raach As a young Colombian immigrant, Maggie Escobar … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

How three cities are struggling to provide restrooms for the unhoused

Marquetta remembers the exact date she moved into a private room at a Market Street hotel in San Francisco. It was April 7, 2020. The formerly homeless woman was moved … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Americans with disabilities are at an especially high risk of negative police encounters. Advocates want new solutions.

As studies find a disproportionate number of people with cognitive disabilities or those experiencing mental health crises have negative interactions with police, some are trying to change that Kim Randall … Continue reading

September 20, 2021 · Leave a comment