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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default The Teamsters Of The 21st Century: How Uber, Lyft, And Facebook Drivers Are Organizin

    I would like to think that Teamsters of the 21st century are Fedex and Conway!

    When you think of the Teamsters, you might still think Jimmy Hoffa. But you should also now think Uber, Lyft, and even Facebook.

    That's because the Teamsters are taking a bold step into the new sharing economy by organizing Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles and San Diego and attempting to represent drivers for Facebook and Cisco employee shuttles. Drivers for ridesharing services are classified as independent contractors whose incomes vary wildly depending on the hours they work; however, many drivers allege they are working more hours for less money as ridesharing services become more popular and that services like Uber intentionally keep drivers off the road at peak periods in order to ensure surge pricing. Drivers for Bay Area employee shuttles, meanwhile, are largely full-time employees with benefits at private transportation companies which have contracts with Silicon Valley's tech companies.
    The Teamsters Of The 21st Century: How Uber, Lyft, And Facebook Drivers Are Organizing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: The Teamsters Of The 21st Century: How Uber, Lyft, And Facebook Drivers Are Organ

    yrc employee's are the teamsters of the 21st century, i'll take everyone else a while to catch up.

 

 

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