Aug 20, 2020

Could California be without Uber and Lyft by tonight?

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A battle over the contractor economy may erupt. Plus, Airbnb confidentially files to go public. And, how the labor movement in the U.S. might evolve to include more temporary and gig workers.

Segments From this episode

Uber, Lyft threaten to stop service in California

Aug 20, 2020
The dispute could put jobs at stake during the pandemic.
The conflict has come after a judge supported a state law that classifies drivers as employees, not contractors.
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Airbnb begins process to go public

The company is using provisions of a 2012 law to keep its inner workings secret for now.
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Organizing labor in an era of temporary work and the gig economy

The labor movement of the future moves beyond traditional collective bargaining, says former SEIU Local 26 President Javier Morillo.
The challenge facing the labor movement today, and in the last decades, has been to adjust to an economy that doesn’t depend on industrial jobs, but temporary workers.
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Music from the episode

Girl (feat. KAYTRANADA) - Radio Edit The Internet, KAYTRANADA

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director