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Is the gig up? Contract workers seek security, benefits, vote to unionize

The gig’s up on the gig economy as contract workers vote to unionize By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Tracey Kelly drives a double decker shuttle bus from South … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Union cabbies give mayors an earful at Uber soiree: ‘We pay high fees, they pay zero’

By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — As mayors from across the country quietly filed into Uber’s Market Street headquarters, protestors outside roared their dissatisfaction with the tech giant’s hotly debated business practices. Uber ferried its distinguished visitors, in town … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment