The reality of California’s Proposition 22, the “gig” economy, and app based workers rights.

Hits: 209Currently in California, a proposition is set to be voted on this November 3rd which could change the course of labor rights through out the United States. *New Law proposed in California seeks to eliminate Employment AND Independent Contracting rights of GIG workers. *GIG/APP companies UBER, LYFT and DOORDASH raise over $180 MILLION dollars in lobbying funds to promote Proposition 22. *If passed, Proposition 22 would create a new Indentured labor class that could spread to other US states. Proposition 22 was introduced as a measure to change the…

Editorial, boldly going where to many sell-outs have gone before, in a galaxy to close to home. Patrick Stewart and Mark Hamill prove that every hero has their price.

Hits: 92I had noticed the ads three days ago but tried my best to ignore them. Patrick Stweart and mark Hamill, advertising Uber Eats with plucky, basement and frat house dweller delivery favorites and parlor games between rough one liners in a dingy warehouse backdrop. So much grit and grime to strengthen the narrative that this delivery service will save you from mediocrity. I was already reeling from the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the monumental political nightmare that Donald Trump has created in it’s wake. These kinds of…

PSA: Ride Safe HEALTHY home delivery service/ COVID-19 / Safe & Healthy delivery options for community needs / Volunteer service. Madison, WI / Dane, CO Wisconsin

Hits: 224Residents of Madison, WI and select areas of Dane, CO Wisconsin United States ONLY (currently, more areas may be added later.) *this post will be updated regularly* Dispatch and Ride Dispatch during COVID-19 Pandemic. *NOT a 24/HOUR service currently* This service will currently operate from 6am to 5:30pm Monday through Saturday until the 5th of April or longer depending on availability and needs. If you need delivery services, use THIS LINK: Ride Safe Ordering page:https://ridesafeworld.com/ride-safe-orders-dispatch During the COVID-19 Pandemic Ride Safe offers this dispatch and ordering service for delivery…

Interview with Lee Ward, ALPHA, Sheffield, COVID-19 in the UK, effects on the industry, Uber, transportation, government response (video)

Hits: 125Interview with Lee Ward Administrator of ALPHA transportation co-op in Sheffield, UK and Driver of Sheffield city Taxi. -Situation in the UK/Sheffield, compensation to drivers, treatment by government, political dynamics and sides -UK regulators and structure -Behavior of uber and their drivers in the UK, Uber’s UK TOS/contracting -Run through of sanitation and procedure questions

LIVECASTS (3-21-2020) World Wide Call-in Ride Safe PSA, COVID-19 prevention measures, AVOID INSTACART, POSTMATES, UBER, LYFT, DOORDASH, GRUBHUB, EATSTREET, and other ‘gig’ app companies for deliveries.

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*Drivers working for INSTACART, POSTMATES, UBER, LYFT and other ‘gig’ app companies ARE NOT following recommended safety and health advisory when conducting services.

The gig economy’s effect on politics, economics and human consciousness – Selling A Nightmare

Hits: 621As there are now many businesses that fall under the classification of ‘gig’, ‘on-demand’ or ‘sharing-economy’ businesses, we will examine the effects of the five most influential and commonly used app based services. Task Rabbit Uber (Uber Technologies) Lyft Instacart Postmates TaskRabbit We begin with Task Rabbit because this company was essentially the first web/app based service provider that operated by providing services through a third party without properly established insurance, vetting (background checks) or training. From Task Rabbit’s Wiki page: “TaskRabbit is an American online and mobile marketplace that matches freelance…

Instead of actual background checks or proper driver vetting, Lyft promises algorithms to predict when your driver may be sexually assaulting you.

Hits: 344Since 2014 Ride Safe has pleaded with regulators and government officials to mandate that rideshare companies use a real background checking process on drivers. Currently the background checking and vetting procedures for Uber and Lyft neglect to check: *Criminal records in all 50 US states. *The majority of criminal history from countries outside the US. *Most criminal history beyond 7 to 10 years. *Verification of vehicle documentation including insurance policy, vehicle registration and vehicle title. *Identity of the person submitting the information during the application process. *Identity of the…