Fighting for Gig Workers’ Rights After Prop 22 w/ Wilfred Chan
Paris Marx is joined by Wilfred Chan to discuss how gig companies misled California voters to back Prop 22, whether the Biden administration will be an ally to gig workers, and the need for solidarity in the fight to preserve (and expand) labor rights.
Wilfred Chan is a contributing writer at the Nation. He has also written for Dissent, The Guardian, NBC News, and more. Read his recent piece on the fight for labor rights after Prop 22. Follow Wilfred on Twitter as @wilfredchan.
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Also mentioned in this episode:
- The Economic Policy Institute published an explainer on California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) and worker misclassification
- The gig companies bought endorsements and sent out fake progressive mailers for Prop 22. The head of California’s NAACP stepped down after the election for taking $1.7 million to back ballot measures.
- VP-elect Kamala Harris’ brother-in-law Tony West is chief legal officer at Uber, and now there are calls to make him Attorney General in a Biden administration
- Biden’s transition team is full of people from Big Tech with concerning pasts, including from Uber and Lyft
- Uber and Lyft’s share prices soared after Prop 22 won
- Find out more about Rideshare Drivers United and New York Taxi Workers Alliance
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