Uber Defies New Law

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Do you think this will stop Uber's growth?

Uber, defying a newly passed California bill that would designate its drivers as employees, has declared the workers weren’t aren't “core” to its ride-hail business. Speaking less than a day after the Senate approved the measure, the company said that it would continue to treat the drivers as independent contractors. Uber, along with Lyft and DoorDash, are seeking to be exempted from the new law and have also pledged to pursue a ballot measure to rewrite it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/business/economy/uber-california-bill.html

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  • New FlXq26
    Commiefornia strikes again.
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    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      Communism is fixing the “injustice” of the fact that people at the top of companies get all the profits while people at the bottom don’t. That’s literally the fundamental tenet of communism. Whenever you hear about class warfare and “fighting for workers rights” in leftist states, that is communism.
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    • Roku cruella
      U seem to be contradicting ur self within the same scentence Msft
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    • Uber / Eng TKOmelette
      That’s not communism. Communism implies that the government takes over the means of production. You can have unions and less income inequality without communism. See the social democracies in Europe.
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    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      Nah I think my factual definition of communism is conflicting with your Twitter definition of communism.
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    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      So even the Uber guy cannot comprehend the government (California) is trying to take over and direct his company’s means of production (the drivers). I’d say go read a book on Marxism, but you can’t even see it when it’s right in front of your own eyes.
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  • Apple onToilet
    Fuck Uber and the gig economy bullshit. Would be so glad to see Uber crumble. Uber employees, Blind got your back referrals wise.
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    • Facebook / Eng REPW86
      So you get $50 for referring a driver?
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    • Apple onToilet
      Something like that
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    • Google qNGn73
      Ok. You hate gig economy but are fine working for a company which exploits young kids and overwork desperate souls overseas by paying them peanuts?
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    • Uber / Eng TKOmelette
      Foxconn for the win!
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    • Uber whoberrr
      Gee I wish we could export hard manual labor intensive work to a cheap place like China.
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  • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
    Lol, not core. It'd definitely be a solid business with no drivers. They better get that self driving shit going quick.
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    • Roku cruella
      Apple here knows something and not telling us 😂
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    • Cisco / IT
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      Dont you think they need state approval even for putting their self driving cars even if they manage to make it operatioal ASAP?? This is a checkmate someone did not pay the reps well or something went wrong seems more targeted on these app based services
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    • Roku cruella
      Don't derail the topic at hand.

      Apple tell us what u know about self driving wrt apple.
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      Tell us about the next big thing apple. Would love if I get to punch Tim's face instead of 🍎 logo everytime I have to honk.
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    • Roku cruella
      Lol Cisco. What did Timmy do to u?
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  • Twitter booksofpow
    Self driving is at least 10 years away. They're overvalued and will receive their correction. They won't die though
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    • New FlXq26
      But musk says by the end is 2019 😂😂
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    Uber is pushing back on old laws. Hopefully, they win against new laws!
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  • Orion / Cust. Srv. 🌹♟🗡
    This really must be an existential threat if they are going to try this tactic .
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  • Orion / Cust. Srv. 🌹♟🗡
    Jesus Christ well here we go.
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