Workers in UK discuss how to fight gov’t, boss attacks on jobs

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Striking bookstore, cafeteria workers at Tate and Tate Modern Galleries in London, Aug. 28, protest bosses’ plans to cut 313 of their jobs. Claiming to end nonexistent “zombie jobs,” U.K. gov’t is dumping burden of shutdowns onto millions of workers to fend for themselves.

MANCHESTER, England — Announcing plans he called a “jobs protection and wages subsidy scheme,” Sept. 24, U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak laid out a program that will actually allow bosses to continue dumping the burden of a deepening economic and social…

NYC taxi drivers demand ‘Debt forgiveness NOW!’

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020
NYC taxi drivers demand ‘Debt forgiveness NOW!’

NEW YORK — Dozens of yellow taxi drivers organized a cab caravan here Sept. 17, protesting through the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. They blocked traffic briefly on the Brooklyn and Queensboro bridges, and rallied outside City Hall, carrying…

Roundup: Uber drivers strike for wages, respect and a union

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019
As part of national strike, Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles shut off their apps for 24 hours May 8 and picketed at the airport. “We’re fighting for living wages,” driver Karim Bayumi said.

On the eve of Uber’s much heralded first public stock offering May 10, Uber and Lyft drivers in at least 10 U.S. cities, plus several cities in Australia, the United Kingdom and Brazil, shut off their apps and joined protests…

Uber, Lyft drivers strike across US for pay, dignity

Vol. 83/No. 20 - May 20, 2019
Uber, Lyft strikers rally in Seattle May 8. App, taxi drivers need one union to fight bosses. In New York, some Yellow Cab and limousine drivers joined Uber, Lyft workers at protest.

NEW YORK — Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers joined strikes and protests in at least 10 U.S. cities and some abroad May 8 to demand better and more “transparent” pay, dignity and an end to retaliatory deactivations. “I’m here…

Uber drivers call strike May 8 over pay cuts, work conditions

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019
Uber drivers in Redondo Beach, California, March 25, during daylong strike against bosses’ 25% per mile pay cut. Union of Uber, Lyft, taxicab and other drivers needed for united struggle.

As the profit-seeking Uber bosses head toward their first public stock offering, hoping to raise a war chest of some $10 billion, the company’s drivers are planning a strike and public protests in seven cities May 8 over declining pay…

Quebec taxi, Uber drivers need union to fight boss, gov’t attacks

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019
Montreal taxi drivers protest government deregulation bill April 5. Placard says, “22,000 families in bankruptcy.” Uber, taxi drivers need union to fight moves to pit them against each other.

MONTREAL — For weeks now, taxi drivers throughout the province have mounted protests in their thousands against the push by the Quebec government to deregulate the taxi industry. This would abolish the permit system, which restricts the number of cabs…

Uber drivers fight bosses’ pay cuts across California

‘Uber and cab drivers need a union to fight back’
Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019
March 25 protest outside Uber headquarters in Redondo Beach during 25-hour drivers’ strike against bosses’ 25 percent pay cut. Actions also took place in San Francisco, San Diego.

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Uber drivers held a 25-hour strike March 25 to demand the company reverse a 25 percent per mile pay cut it imposed on drivers in Los Angeles and parts of Orange counties. Two hundred of the…

Uber, Yellow Cab drivers need unity to fight bosses

Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018

NEW YORK — The cutthroat competition among Uber, Lyft, other e-hail car services, livery companies and the Yellow Cab fleet bosses has claimed a seventh suicide victim here. Fausto Luna flung himself in front of an oncoming subway train and…