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Is the Gig Up for Uber, et al? California Produces Landmark Legislation
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Is the Gig Up for Uber, et al? California Produces Landmark Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Legislature has approved a landmark measure that would prohibit hiring workers as “independent contractors” unless their employers can prove they are legitimately independent businesspeople.  Assembly Bill 5, passed on Sept. 11 by 61-16, is intended to ensure that “workers who are currently exploited by being misclassified as independent contractors instead of recognized as…

Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize
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Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Holding white carnations and “Stop the Race to the Bottom” signs, about 150 taxi drivers rallied on the steps of City Hall March 28. They were mourning Nicanor Ochisor—the fourth financially strapped cabbie to commit suicide in the last four months—and demanding that the city do something to stop the industry’s decimation by…